Entries by Ashleigh Jacobsmeyer

Can fermented food fight off colds?

By ANDY CASTILLO Daily Hampshire Gazette  The organic dill and garlic dill pickles start with locally-grown organic cukes. Contributed Photo by Real Pickles/Valley Lightworks Greenfield MA There are many time-honored ways to preserve vegetables, such as canning or freezing. But one method actually helps foster healthy gut bacteria, which can boost the immune system and […]

Get ready to swing with the Spicy Pickles

By : Holly Owens Herald and News  Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles will bring vintage jazz and swing to the Ross Ragland Theater on Friday, Oct. 12. Submitted photo Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band intent on bringing swing back to a new generation. At 7:30 p.m. […]

Have we achieved peak heat?

By:  Keith Nunes Food Business News  Photo: Restaurant Brands International, Inc. KANSAS CITY — McDonald’s introduction of its Sweet N’ Spicy honey barbecue chicken tenders as a limited-time offering (L.T.O.) to its U.S. menu this past August is an indication the spicy flavor trend has gone mainstream. Product developers have worked for years with a […]

Now is a good time to catch up on ‘Kidding’

By Alexis Nedd Mashable musical number starring something called “The Pickle Nickel Choir. Image: Erica Parise/SHOWTIME There used to be a tier of celebrity that seemed unimpeachable. They were the icons, the people whose front-facing personas dovetailed so nicely with public opinion that everyone felt like they existed in a world apart from regular humans […]

All’s fair at the fair

By:Jennifer K. Bauer and Michelle Schmidt The Lewiston Tribute  Outdoing Dagwood: Fair food is all about excess. Here are the ingredients for Inland 360’s ultimate fair food burger, from bottom to top: glazed doughnut, bottom half; hamburger patty; bacon; curly fries; nacho cheese sauce; hamburger patty; potato chips; ice cream bar; one whole pickle; glazed […]