Hunger Management

Cool, crunchy way to beat the heat

Sweet, tart and cold pickled vegetables are just the right thing to eat in this hot weather, and they are easy to make too

These dog days of August are the worst. The stultifying heat, the humidity - they sap all my strength away.

French people do the sensible thing and go on vacation. I have no holiday plans on the horizon, so many weekends, I just want to sit on the couch and watch TV. And eat something cool and crunchy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 19, 2018, with the headline 'Cool, crunchy way to beat the heat'. Print Edition | Subscribe