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Pernicious Pickling Company

“A Southern girl and English chap making pickles inspired by the richly diverse culture of Southern Cali. Local, small batch, handmade, and tasty as heck.” --

Baron Conway and Kendra Coggin are a husband and wife team of passionate, artisan picklers located in southern California who grew up in different countries, yet still learned to love anything pickled.  Baron is from England and Kendra was raised in Mississippi.  Maybe it was the chow chow that brought them together.  With few artisan pickle brands available on the west coast, they decided to start making their own, trying them out on friends with success.  Soon thereafter, the Pernicious Pickling Company was born in 2013 to fill a void in more ways than one.  

per·ni·cious - adjective - having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.

They use the freshest vegetables joined with the boldest of spices to come up with amazing flavor combinations. Kendra and Baron, bring their own unique cultural upbringings to the table when creating these special combinations.  They have created 10 combinations of pickled awesomeness with equally fun names:  Pickled Red Beets: Fashionably Dill, Pickled Cauliflower: Sweet Hurry Curry, Pickled Carrots: Ginger & Spice, Pickled Red Onions: Sweet ‘n Sour, Pickled Beans: Lean ‘n Mean, Bread & Butter Pickles: Sweet Mustard, Extra Spicy Pickles: Habanero Hotties, Spicy Dill Pickles: A Little Bit O’ Heat, Sour Garlic Pickles: Pucker Up Hotties, and Garlic Dill Pickles: Classic With a Punch.

“With all of our pickles, we try very hard to create a balanced, layered flavor profile.  So it complements and extends the food it’s paired with.”--Baron Conway.

Baron and Kendra

Their pickled goodness has been featured in Food and Wine and many other publications.  This year, Pickled Red Beets: Fashionably Dill or also known as Dilly Beets, has been chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Good Food Awards. Last year at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, Pickled Carrots: Ginger and Spice was chosen as a finalist in the Appetizer, Antipasto, Hors D’Oeuvres category.  

Pernicious Pickling Company’s Pickled Red Onions: Sweet and Sour are featured in our food and wine pairing along with Chateau Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot, Gruyere Cheese, Candied Walnuts, and Red Grapes. The Pickled Red Onions are “A little bit sweet, a little bit sour and with just a hint of heat…”.

VinoPair recommends pairing gruyere cheese with Pernicious Pickling Company's Pickled Red Onions.