Fresh Horseradish from The Pickle Guys

IMG_2695Walking down Essex Street last Sunday I noticed a big crowd at The Pickle Guys.   This is the pickle go to place on the Lower East Side.  In addition to making a wide variety of kosher pickles they also make holiday horseradish for Passover.   Fresh horseradish has way more of a bite then the stuff you get in jars, but it never occurred to me that when making it in bulk you’d need to wear a gas mask 😉 IMG_2697IMG_2693Neil is traveling this year so for the first time in 28 years we are not doing passover.

I have to say that as much as I enjoying making passover lasagna for the Seder I don’t miss all the cleaning and tin foil and plastic bag covered cupboards.   Seeing the fresh horseradish didn’t actually give me a ting of regret that we weren’t celebrating this year and that I had no reason to buy a big jar of horseradish (I have 2 bottles in the fridge already and, lets face it, there is only so many Bloody Mary’s I can drink!)

If you aren’t going to be on the Lower East Side this Spring but are in need of some pickles or horseradish The Pickle Guys ship just pick up your phone and call: 1-888-4-Pickle.IMG_2692 IMG_2694

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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1 Response to Fresh Horseradish from The Pickle Guys

  1. dapatlakh says:

    Wow, this is great! I can definitely see why the mast is needed.

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