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Pickle Off Reality Show

"B r i n e d"

presents. . . .

During our Fermentation Festival Festival on the Streetcar Speaker Series Stage, we had our first ever competitive pickle-off where creative local chefs & professional picklers will share their secret pickle recipes & stretch the idea of what in fact is a lacto-fermented pickle! The audience had the chance to taste pickles at the same time as the judges voted on their favorite.



our panel of judges consisted of esteemed pickle experts

- Molly Birnbaum, Managing Editor, America's Test Kitchen

Sandor Katz, Fermentation Revivalist and author of 'The Art of Fermentation'

- Dan Rosenberg, pickler extraordinaire & founder of Real Pickles

- Eva Katz, awesome food blogger & contributor at America's Test Kitchen



Professional Pickler's Pick{le} Award - 1st and 2nd place

People's Pick{le} Award - 1st and 2nd place

** both categories will be awarded a handcrafted

   cast metal pickle award created by local artist

   Benjamin Todd of the Stonybrook Fine Arts Center


pickle-off contestants

Geoff Lukas of Sofra Bakery

Marcos Sanchez of Tres Gatos

Rebekkah Hutton of Alchemy Pickle Company

David Klingenberger of The Brinery

Maddie Elling of Hosta Hill

Matt Virzi of Aurum Restaurant

Craig Fear of Fearless Eating

Mark Saxl of Gracie's Garden

Brendan Joy of Bondir Cambridge



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