Interview: Stu Waters of Stu’s Pickles

The vinegar freak tells us how he adds a briny punch to a classic Bloody Mary

by Madison Kahn Stu Waters loves pickles. The Midwesterner started experimenting with food in college and upon graduating, decided to leave his philosophy degree behind for a culinary education. Waters quickly found his niche in fermentation and a romance with pickles ensued. Claiming pickles are “half art, half science,” Waters improvised with various recipes for years until he found what he feels is the ultimate …