Thursday, December 9, 2010
Are all pickles created equal? I think not. I may have found pickle nirvana in a jar of Horman’s Authentic New York Deli Pickles. I recently tasted their 4 varieties- the classic dill which was perfectly seasoned and crunchy, the spicy kosher which had a hint of heat, but was not overwhelming, the mustard kosher dill chips which had me looking for rye bread and ham in the fridge, and my favorite- the horseradish kosher dill chips, the envy of other pickles! The combination of pickling spices and horseradish is a home-run in my book, and would be perfect on a hot pastrami sandwich, but I would be equally happy eating them by themselves with an ice cold beer!
The Horman family has been making pickles since 1898 and prides themselves on making one thing- a great pickle. They call themselves “picklepreneurs”, and say one of the secrets to producing exceptional pickles is to keep their cukes ice cold from “vine to brine”.
Want to pick up a few jars? There will be a pickle party tomorrow at Fairway Market (595 Canal Street) from 12-3 PM where you will be able to taste (and buy) the four varieties. Try a brine shooter, and learn how to create a decadent relish tray using New York Deli Pickles. www.newyorkdelipickle.com