If You Love Giardiniera, You Must Read This

When it comes to food, Chicago has its traditions.


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Giardiniera In Chicago

“First you have to tell me what giardiniera is,” my coworker told me when I offered her a bottle of the spicy, pickled celery/carrot/cauliflower/pepper mix packed in oil. “If it isn’t related to giardia [a small-intestine infection caused by a parasite], I will take a bottle.” She wasn’t the only person I talked to who had never heard of the condiment. Outside of Chicago, it’s hard to find…