Friday, September 19, 2008

Pickles & Pastrami

Me & My Pickle

Last weekend, J and I hit up New York's 8th Annual Pickle Day. We munched on all sorts of free samples of pickled goods--from melon to herring to cukes. The Pickle Guys were doling out free, whole new, sour or spicy pickles, and a Korean food stand featured kimchi stir fried rice and pancakes. Not completely stuffed with pickles, J and I completed our Lower East Side excursion with a delish pastrami at Katz's Deli. And, of course, more pickles.

Rick's Picks at Pickle Fest

A variety of Rick's Picks

Pickled Melon at Pickle Fest
Melon pickled with mustard

HOT!

Pastrami at Katz's Deli, Lower East Side
Pastrami at Katz's Deli

3 comments:

Kalyn said...

Erin, love that photo of you with the pickle! It looks like life is good in New York!

Anonymous said...

The 'Caution, Hot' sign reminded me of my last pickle experience. As Erin and the rest of the family are aware, I'm not a big pickle fan, but a few years ago while in Japan on a business trip, I decided that rather than risk an international incident I would partake when a plate of pickles was passed around after a traditional Japanese dinner. I selected a small, bright yellow pickle of nondescript shape and popped the whole thing in my mouth. I instantly started to tear up and gasp. It was hotter than any pepper I've ever eaten, it was pickled horseradish! Much later, after I'd regained my composure (and my breath), my Japanese host leaned over and whispered in my ear, "We usually just nibble on that one."

Rachael said...

Okay, you are just adorable! Love the picture.

I look at Rick's Pic's at Whole Foods sometimes and dream, but at $8 a jar I figure I'm better off making them myself...am I? They sure are purdy...