|Horman's New Dills|
But more about that later - you're here for the food not for the jabber about vegan pregnancy, baby prep and tedious book editing. It just felt wrong to skip Vegan MoFo and we really do think we'll have that website up in like a matter of days. Which brings us to our first post in months - NYC's First Annual Pickle Palooza!
Now even if I wasn't pregnant - I would have been completely and totally bewitched by the idea of a festival dedicated to pickles and various brine related treats. I have always loved pickles. Pickled green beans. Southern-style deep fried pickle chips. Dill pickle potato chips. Scratch and sniff pickle stickers*. This passion of mine for savory snacks brought me to Manhattan yesterday with some high expectations and a healthy/surreal appetite.
|Brooklyn Brine Whiskey Sours|
Some of my favorites were at The Brooklyn Brine booth. They were crunchy and unique and had flavor that went beyond just sour. You can find them at William Sonoma or Whole Foods if you want to try them for yourself. I also feel in love with Horman's Best Pickles. I wish I could describe them better than just falling back on the lazy word - Amazing! They rocked my face off - in a good way. They were everything you want in a pickle. I would call them my soul pickle but that seems weird.
If I could change anything about the day - It would be three things:
1. None of the other food at the event to compliment the pickles was vegan. There were hamburger sliders and Teriyaki Balls but I know I wasn't the only one disappointed by that everything had meat.
2. The lighting - while romantic for those young Turks in love - was terrible for photos.
3. It would have been great to have more pickled beans or sauerkraut.
For those of you worried all my posts will be about things like babies and food festivals this month - please remain calm. Tonight Dan and I are having a big vegan German food feast to launch our 2nd Vegan Rock-toberfest in tomorrow's post and we have a bunch of new Betty Crocker Project recipes lined up!
* These were my favorite as a kid. I guess I've always loved food.
** Although in my "condition" I didn't enjoy a pickle back shot. I can tell you that I do approve of this clever bar trend. Here's a photo of Dan and our buddy Jack (AKA expresident) doing them at a party not too long ago as proof.