Relishes tend to be half way between a chutney and a pickle in that, though they use the same kinds of fruits and vegetables, the finished texture is different. The fruit or vegetables are cut into small pieces or coarsely chopped and a combination of spices and flavourings are used to make them sweet, sour, spiced or more on the plain side. The preservative is, of course, vinegar.
Not all relishes…Continue
Added by Norbert on April 8, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments
Pickles and chutneys are often thought of as similar. However, while both are preserved with vinegar and spices, there the similarity ends. Pickles require a different processing method – they do not need to be cooked for such a length of time (with the exception of fruit pickles when the fruit is heated gently to allow the vinegar and spices to penetrate). Chutneys are generally made with a mixture of ingredients but most pickles are made from individual fruits or…Continue
Added by Norbert on March 21, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments
WELL... It has been a very long time since I have been here. I have been busy for the past year setting up a business with a friend of mine making Gourmet Artisan Chutneys, Relishes and Pickles.
The world of food preservation is a very interesting one and I thought I share it with you all.
Here is a little background on Chutneys.
Chutneys originated in India – the name derived from the Hindu word chatni – but are now a very popular preserve…Continue