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  • Hot Days Call for Iced Pickles

    Hot Days Call for Iced Pickles

    Many years ago, I dined at the now defunct New York City location of Mission Chinese, a restaurant that was plagued by labour issues and various scandals, the smallest (and least consequential) of which was their “iced Sichuan water pickles,” a dish of seasoned crushed ice. I, along with two other dining companions, ordered the…