Reporter’s Notebook: Spicy assignment too much to stomach

By Anthony Clark Carpio  — I’m willing to try anything once, especially when it comes to food. Being Filipino, I’ve naturally tried balut, a common Philippines dish consisting of a duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. I’ve had fermented, or stinky, tofu, a popular dish at the 626 Night Market […]

Vast variety of pickles adds flavor – sans salt – to ‘Pickle Annie’s’ life

By Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich | News Staff Reporter  – The metallic green nail polish says it all for Ann Jordan who is also known as Pickle Annie. Pickle-making is her pastime, and so far Jordan and her husband, Alan, have come up with 20 unusual pickle flavors they sell at various farmers markets in […]

Pickling days are here

By Jesse Davis for The Farmers’ Market – published on We are a long way off from Nov. 14, the official National Pickle Day, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping anyone at the Grand Rapids Farmers’ Market from picking up bushels of cucumbers along with fresh dill, garlic and the occasional hot pepper […]

London is in a pickle: meet Freddie Janssen, the kimchi queen making preservation cool

FRANKIE MCCOY Wednesday 26 August 2015 10:41 BST Evening Standard. Jarring: Freddie Janssen with her pickles Rebecca Reid What do you picture when you picture a pickle — probably the soggy sliver of cucumber fished from your 2am McDonald’s? What you probably don’t are neon-pink plums, coffee-pickled beetroot, or “monster” kimchi hot sauce. But you […]

Opinion: Pickling is in my genes

MARIAM S. PAL, SPECIAL TO MONTREAL GAZETTE More from Mariam S. Pal, Special to Montreal Gazette Published on: August 23, 2015 One day last summer, I ran into my friend Caroline at the grocery store. My cart was filled with two cases of large canning jars. Caroline asked, “What’s up with all those jars?” “Pickling!” […]