Um, yum? When I was at the Edible Cocktail event a few weeks ago I met Rick Field of Rick’s Picks. I had to go over and gush at him about his pickles (what’s a girl to do?), and he was flattered enough to send me a T-shirt with my favorite one: Smokra’. Yes, spicy, pickled, okra with a splash of paprika.
The first time I tried Rick’s Picks was at Spuyten Duyvil in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They have an awesome pickle platter and the okra was on it. Instantly I was hooked. Rarely can I afford to get an $8 jar of the stuff, but when I do, I treasure it all the way to the brine.