The seed of Garden of Eva was first planted in the parking lot of a pan-Asian supermarket in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where I lived at the time. I was waiting for the supermarket to open and planned to buy unwaxed lemons to preserve for a Moroccan tagine that I wanted to make.
Somehow my childhood experiences of pickling and preserving with my Virginia-born and raised mom connected with my global travel. I saw pickles from Southeast Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, the American South, and Latin America all coming together in that moment.
That seed is now Garden of Eva, which makes pickles inspired by the world's great food cultures.