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American culinary peculiarity, and very seldom seen nowadays except for holiday dinners in private homes. It usually consists of a segmented dish (not a tray as such) containing large green and black olives, sticks of celery, and sometimes other fresh and preserved delicacies such as pickles and carrot curls, cottage cheese, etc. Very rarely includes relish as such.

At its best in rural Pennsylvania, where under the name "sweets and sours" it includes cole slaw and jelly as well.

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