say it ain’t so guss!

speaking of pickles, many know one of ny’s most famous pickle places is guss’ pickles. the pickle shop has a long history: owner and pickle recipe creator, isidor guss, sold pickles in this lower east side neighborhood since 1920 and outlasted all other pickle shops. after izzy passed away in 1975, his family sold the business. the pickle business continued in the same location with guss’ original recipe. fast forward several decades, a dispute arose between the now owner of guss’ pickles in the lower east side (since 2004) and a guss’ pickles in cedarhurst (opened in 2002). yes, there … Continue reading say it ain’t so guss!

happy pickle day to one and all!

once a year, i can be one with all the pickle lovers of the world at the new york city international pickle day! co-sponsored by the ny food museum and the lower east side business improvement district, the festival celebrates “… pickled fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses … ” from “… all around the world, and around the corner.” happily we can taste and eat, learn and educate, shop and wear all things pickles! they even encourage you to bring your own costume! well … i personally wouldn’t go that far. i don’t attend the pickle day festival every year but … Continue reading happy pickle day to one and all!

inside out turkey-li-cious burger

since we can’t have a beef burger a day, shake it up with a turkey burger … with the works! Ingredients 5 slices turkey bacon, chopped 1 cup cornmeal 1 to 2 teaspoons smoked chipotle powder 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging 1 cup buttermilk 1 large sweet onion, sliced quarter-inch thick and pulled apart into rings 1-1/2 to 2 pounds ground turkey sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard 1/4 cup aged sharp cheddar cheese, shredded ~ or use american cheese 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped 2 to … Continue reading inside out turkey-li-cious burger