As pickles conquer the mainstream, are they still a Jewish food?

By Stephen Silver JTA Are pickles still a Jewish food ? (David Kindler/Flickr)   PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — When many folks of a certain age and demographic think of pickles, their thoughts likely drift back to memories of the pickle bar at their favorite deli, or of talkative vendors on New York City’s Lower East Side. […]

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 […]

Lower East Side’s Pickle Day returns for its 19th year of crunchy tradition

By Gabby Shacknai amNewYork The Lower East Side’s annual Pickle Day returns Oct. 14 on Orchard Street. Photo Credit: Lower East Side Partnership   There are few things as emblematic of New York City as a signature yellow cab or a slice of pizza; but to those on the Lower East Side, there exists nothing […]

7 Pickle Halloween Costume Ideas That Only True Pickle Lovers Will Appreciate

By:Kaitlyn Wylde Bustle Pickle costume for every pickle lover . While everyone else is dressing up as the things that scare them most this Halloween, why not try something different and dress up as something you love the most… like pickles? Yes, I am really suggesting that you dress up as a pickle for Halloween. […]

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. […]