Call it serendipity… I was going through my list of local food traditions, trying to decide which one to post about next, when I saw this discussion on our message boards about another regional favorite – chow chow. (And they give a shoutout to my Farmers’ Market, yay!)
You can tell it’s mostly a local favorite, because if you search for Chow Chow, chowchow or chow-chow, you get this:
And, while he’s cute, he doesn’t exactly look like a relish made from a mixture of pickled vegetables to me.
No, I meant this kind of chow-chow:
Anyone eat it? What do you think? I’ve only had it a couple of times… what sticks out to me is how sour it is.