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- n. Plural form of pickler.
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To ensure a brine with a salt concentration sufficient for winter preservation, early picklers followed the rule of enough salt to float an egg, but the resulting pickles were often so salty that they had to be soaked in water for days before eating.
And I kept running into Michelle Fuerst, who curated the stellar pickle pavilion at Slow Food Nation in San Francisco this summer, and who has the ambition of creating a network of vegetable fermenters and picklers.
Update: I have an emergency question for any experienced picklers out there: the cloves of garlic in my dilled carrot pickles are all turning a strange greenish-blue color!
The New Amsterdam Market is asking for submissions from New York's home picklers and fermenters for a competition at its Peck Slip Pickle Festival on Nov. 13 in the categories of Cucumber, Spicy, Sweet, Fermented and Alternative Pickle.
This year will be the 11th year picklers have gone head-to-head and judges will again include London Street Brasserie and Crooked Billet's Paul Clerehugh and getreading deputy editor Hilary Scott.
Since the focus is on great food that's grown or produced in New York, there's some familiar faces for those who already know and love artisanal butchers, bakers, cheese-makers, apiaries, dairies, farmers, canners and picklers in the local food scene.
"Prices this year have ranged from ten dollars early in the season down to one dollar and twenty-five cents a barrel during the glut, when large quantities were sold to picklers at one cent per pound for clean trimmed clear curd or flower.