As far as pickles are concerned, these are pretty instant in terms of gratification, pretty complex in terms of satisfaction.
Renee Schettler Rossi is the editor-in-chief of Leite's Culinaria. She has spent the past 15 years as an editor and writer at national newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post food section, Real Simple, and Martha Stewart Living. Her work has garnered recognition from NPR, the Association of Food Journalists, and The Best American Recipes cookbook series, and she has served as a judge for the James Beard Awards. Follow Renee Schettler Rossi on Google+.