Chow down

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.

About Joan Concilio

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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