there may not be one best book on pickling, but that’s ok because my new apt in LIC has lots of kitchen selves, er shelves. so this won’t be the last pickling book i recommend but it definitely deserves to be the first. if you could only buy one pickling book for the rest of your life, this should be it:
there may not be one best person to be stuck on a desert island with. but that’s ok because i haven’t been stuck on many deserted islands lately. but if i had to be stuck on a deserted island with one person for the rest of my life, this would be it:
because i’d probably be pickling pineapples or coconuts, or bamboo, whatever the hell it is that one would find on a deserted island, and he would be completely satisfied. if food is the way to a person’s heart, then i’ve got this one wrapped around mine. but that’s another story…
so as i’ve mentioned, i have a thing about pickling, fermenting, preserving, and jamming (check out my other new blog ) maybe it has to do with the desert island thing…you know like a full tank of gas, mountains of clean laundry. but basically it started 2 summers ago – when M and I (that’s M up there) decided that we would get into the locavore thing and try to sustain ourselves with our summer garden. gardening turned into farming…in case you are wondering we weren’t driving a tractor down 5th ave, we spend most of the summer in the berkshires of massachusetts, where most people have released their inner farmers, or have a neighbor who has. never one to take things lightly, our second summer of gardening turned into a harvesting ho’ down….that’s where pickling, etc came in. gardening our eats grew on us and pickling has gotten under my skin. never one to take things lightly (you’ll see) i decided to start this blog and tigress in a jam.
i’m no expert – yet, and science was my least favorite subject (ok, besides math) in school. not the most likely pickler prospect, huh? but it’s crafty, and i like that. so, i’ll be conducting these experiments and sharing them with you, if your interested. and along the way i’ll gather mounds of expert pickling advise and post it here, cause i read, a lot.