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.
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Readers of our most recent issue might recall that Sunday marks the start of (real New York State apple) Cider Week, which is being sponsored as part of a bigger “Apple Project” by the upstate agricultural not-for-profit Glynwood Center. The goal is to get more people (and wine shops and sommeliers) drinking and buying apple alcohol, which can benefits local orchards, economies and educated drinkers, who quickly realize cider is just as nuanced a beverage as beer or wine. The week kicks off at one of our favorite places: New Amsterdam Market, which is hosting “A Hard Cider Revival” with six different artisanal cideries from our foodshed each offering several styles of the drink.
I could hardly believe my food fortune when the fine folks at New Amsterdam Market asked me to judge their ice cream “Sunday.” But if you think such an undertaking sounds like a blast, you’ve obviously never attempted it. First, there’s the physical challenge of eating your way through all the flavors – 40 in this case!
we’ve happily got 20 discounted tickets for Edible readers for this Sunday’s New Amsterdam Market fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m., which will feature seasonal and locally inspired concoctions from lThe Bent Spoon, Blue Bottle Coffee, Marlow & Sons, KINGLeche Crème, Steve’s Ice Cream and many more.
Witness the work of committed chefs like Savoy’s Peter Hoffman, who wrote for us about enlightened fishing, and Gramercy Tavern’s Michael Anthony, who passes the praise for his spectacular sustainable cuisine to the farmers who grow the ingredients.