Crunch time for bamboo pickles
Bamboo Pickles, shown 12/21/2010, in a Winston-Salem retail store are made by Carla Faw Squires. Squires grew up in Wilkes County, NC, but now lives in Raleigh. She harvests the bamboo in Wilkes and processes the bamboo pickles at a food incubator in Asheville.
Posted: Saturday, December 25, 2010 12:00 am
Updated: 8:22 pm, Tue Dec 11, 2012.
It wasn't unusual for Carla Faw Squires or her friends to eat bamboo pickles during their childhoods in Wilkes County.
The tangy and crunchy bamboo pickles people pickled here have been part of the local fare for decades, but Squires is spreading the taste beyond Wilkes and taking it commercial.
Saturday, December 25, 2010 12:00 am.
Updated: 8:22 pm.