Is it summer yet!?

Well, not quite, but Chef Jay Pierce from Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Greensborough and Cary, NC, is talking up his contribution to The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook – our fantastic cookbook authored by Ellen Jackson and Chefs Collaborative published by Taunton Press. His recipe, Watermelon Rind Pickles, is a refreshing Southern staple. And it gives us hope that warmer weather will soon be on the horizon.

In the video below, Chef Pierce talks about how the recipe embodies his approach to sustainability: waste not, want not. The tangy recipe blends ginger, lemon, and allspice berries for a sweetly sharp pickle. Remember this easy trick after your watermelon-filled summer parties, we can’t wait to try it out!