Pickles

      Our 13 Most Read Stories of 2013

      Our 13 most read stories of 2013 cover all of the Edible bases. They took us around the world — both by yacht and by plane — where we sampled everything from North African salad to Romanian rosé.

      Don’t Miss the Peck Slip Pickle Fest and Competition on Sunday (Check Out Our Sneak Photo Peek of the Amateur Entries)

      No self-respecting lover of refined brine or fan of the fermented is going to be anywhere but New Amsterdam Market tomorrow, when the first annual Peck Slip Pickle Festival brings nearly two dozen producers of pickled and fermented foods to South Street Seaport between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.. The day also includes a competition for amateur picklers–judging at 4:30–and as luck would have it, we happened to stumble into a sneak peek of the entries as they were laid out for tasting by a special panel of judges that included Rick Field of Rick’s Picks (the city’s prince of new pickling) Harry Rosenblum of The Brooklyn Kitchen (where you can take a class taught by Field and then buy everything you need to practice what you learn at home) and Robert LaValva, who spearheads New Amsterdam Market and the blossoming food, farm and market scene near South Street Seaport.