pickles come from grocery
The main flavoring for dill pickles comes not from the feathery dill herb fronds we use in so much of our cooking, but rather from the dill seed. It’s not something that most grocery stores carry, but you can find it at Whole Foods, many smaller co-ops with bulk herb counters, and online at places like Penzeys.
→ Find It: Dill Seed at Penzeys
Aside from dill seed, a few smashed cloves of garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes help round out the flavor of the pickles. You don’t have to stop there, either! Play with mustard seed, celery seed, black peppercorn, or any other spice that tickles your fancy.