A couple of years ago, the word “artisan pickles” became an offhand, slightly derisive reference to Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan food scene. But hipsters and cultural commentary aside, artisan pickles and really, any pickled vegetable, are truly delicious. Tart and crisp, pickles brighten up a Cuban sandwich or egg salad sandwich. They team up well with salty olives, or are an easy snack on their own. Several Greenmarkets have different picklers, who especially stand out during winter when veggies of the unpickled variety are more scarce. Divine Brine, which has lately showed up at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket — located in Brooklyn, of course — has divine bread and butter pickles, available pre-packed or straight from the bucket.
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Market Haul: Pickles
There’s a good reason pickling became a big food trend.
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