Photos: Pickling at Brooklyn Brine
Aida visits Brooklyn Brine and gets a tutorial on the process of pickling.
Welcome to Brooklyn Brine
Aida hits NYC to visit a FoodCrafter with a true passion for pickles. Brooklyn Brine is all about small-batch, seasonal artisanal pickling.
Pickling guru Shamus Jones inspects a delivery of farm-fresh asparagus for his lavender asparagus pickles.
Secret Brine = Divine
Shamus keeps his brine proportions covert, but other than that he's happy to share the process with Aida.
"Tons of Garlic"
Since a sledgehammer wasn't available... Aida gets a workout smashing garlic cloves—critical to Shamus's brines.
Spices, garlic and herbs are added to the jars of asparagus. Now it's time for brine.
Pickles for Traditionalists
Brooklyn Brine produces lots of seasonal nontraditional pickles, but they also do various cucumber pickles, like spicy and deli-style.
Lovely Lavender Asparagus
Shamus keeps pickles in dry storage for a month: "The longer you let it sit, the better it tastes."
After hanging out for a month in dry storage, Brooklyn Brine pickles are ready to eat. Hit BrooklynBrine.com to get some for yourself.
Pairing With Pickles
Pickles + bread + beer = perfection