Martha Stewart Taught Jimmy Fallon How to Pickle Vegetables This Summer, and I Wish I Could Be So Lucky

published Nov 11, 2021
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: Design: Kitchn; Headshot: Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Whether you’ve been cooking for months or years, many of us have the pleasure of saying that we learned a kitchen trick or two from Martha Stewart. From hacks like poaching multiple eggs at once and prepping kale in an unusual way to creating unforgettable dishes like No-Knead Seeded Overnight Bread and Giant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, the Queen of Entertaining has taught us all a thing or two when it comes to the food and lifestyle departments. And, another person who has apparently learned from Martha, too, is none other than Jimmy Fallon.

Opening up during the November 8 episode of his show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy confessed that it was Martha who taught him how to pickle vegetables this past summer. “I never know if I thanked you for this, but do you remember when I ran into you at a farm?” Jimmy asked. “You taught me how to pickle, and you got me into pickling.”

Calling it a “dream” for Martha to teach him, the two revealed that they met at Fairview Farms — which is known for their deep-fried sweet potatoes — and since the farm’s owner did not have any pickle recipes on hand, it opened up a door for a culinary connection. “You are such a good student. You just pick it up right away. And you have a good memory, too,” Martha told Jimmy.

While there promoting her new HGTV series Table Wars, Martha also promoted her new site — — which will include a round-up of her own designs, items she has curated, and more. And, if you’re in to NFTs (non-fungible tokens), she’ll even have a few of those, too. But don’t think they’ll come cheap. The culinary connoisseur told Jimmy that one in particular sold for a big chunk of change.

“Everybody started getting into the NFTs,” she said while smirking. “One of ours, the naughty nurse picture of me for Halloween, sold for a lot.”

Prior to wrapping the segment, Jimmy used the opportunity to pitch a few business ideas of his own — like pre-made cranberry slices for leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches — in hopes of collaborating with Martha. “This is like Shark Tank,” Martha said before he began. “I’ve always wanted to be on Shark Tank.” Though his ideas didn’t quite make the impression he hoped for, here’s hoping he’ll have better luck during their next encounter.

Check out the full segment of the two below and tune into Table Wars Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m.