Sights and Sounds of a Fermentation Celebration


On a sunny Sunday in early October of last year, the corner of Orchard and Broome was transformed into the epicenter of international pickling.

The occasion was the Fourth Annual New York City International Pickle Day, presented by the New York Food Museum and the Lower East Side Business Improvement District. A wide spectrum of the pickling arts were on display (and for tasting) -- from the traditional garlic and vinegar brines of Guss’s Pickles to the modern stylings of pickling newcomer Rick Field and his Rick's Picks (more on him here), not to mention Korean kimchi and chocolate pickles.

The Food Section teamed up with independent media producer Melissa Waldron Lehner to explore the fermentation celebration. Ms. Lehner, a contributing producer for The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC, produces a monthly radio series with Gourmet magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl. With digital camera and recording gear in hand, we sought to capture the day in sound and pictures:

» Click to listen to audio feature (mp3) [to download, right-click and "save target as"]

» Click to launch photo gallery

Special thanks to Melissa Waldron Lehner for all of her hard work on this project.



I am really craving pickles now.


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