FIVE OF A KIND

Salty, sweet or spicy, with just the right amount of crunch – dis­cover the per­fect pickle with our se­lec­tion of the best.

Gourmet Traveller (Australia) - - Oct -

Pick­les.

1 BROOK­LYN BRINE CO. WHISKEY PICK­LES

Start pour­ing the shots – these boozy bad boys are the ideal way to chase a Pick­le­back. Com­plex and full-flavoured, brim­ming with car­away and co­rian­der seeds, with a hint of caramel, they’re just as en­tic­ing on their own as they are af­ter a big swig of rye. $14.95 for 640gm. si­mon­john­son.com

2 PRESER­VA­TION & CO. HEFEWEIZEN BREAD & BUT­TER PICK­LES

Cider vine­gar and the hon­eyed hit of hefeweizen lend a real sweet­ness to these com­pact slices. Their giv­ing tex­ture makes them a prime can­di­date for a sup­port­ing role in a ched­dar toastie or be­tween lay­ers of salty meat in a Cuban mid­night sand­wich. $15.95 for 455gm. si­mon­john­son.com

3 HAND­SOME DEV­ILS CO. CHIPOTLE PICK­LES

The on­slaught of woody, dry cup­board spices that greets you mel­lows into the lin­ger­ing, dis­tinct and deeply smoky hum of chipotle. Slip one into your Bloody Mary for a bold wake-up call, or bat­ter and fry some for a bar snack with heat. $12 for 500gm. hand­somedev­ilsco.com

4 WESTMONT PICK­LES DILL SOUR PICK­LES

Revel in the re­sound­ing crunch that comes with ev­ery bite of these sturdy Syd­ney pick­les. Take note of how clean, bright, bal­anced and pleas­antly sour they are. Be­fore you know it, there won’t be any left. $6.50 for 500gm. west­mont­pick­les.com

5 PER­FECT CIR­CLE WHOLE­FOODS PICK­LED BABY QUKES

Cloves bring un­ex­pected Christ­mas cheer to the brine these baby cu­cum­bers call home. Call upon one or two to cut the rich­ness of duck-liver par­fait on grilled sour­dough, or stack the whole lot to give your char­cu­terie board the gar­nish it de­serves. $8 for 300gm. pn­vmer­chants.com

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