This week on Fuhmentaboudit!, hosts Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme open up with some exciting events coming up, including New York Cider Week, before welcoming guests Elena Balletta and Shamus Jones in this first ever pickle themed episode. The operations manager and executive briner of Brooklyn Brine respectively, the duo shares with Mary and Chris how they got their start pickling and expand on the process of brining their pickles. After the break, the group talks about their ties with Dogfish Head Brewery as well as Brooklyn Brine’s trials and tribulations exploring various ingredients. This small business operation is on the rise both nationally and internationally, so tune in to find out where you can get Brooklyn Brine products of your very own! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
“The idea of preserving seasonal and microseasonal produce really kinda of tied all that together: you can have all those elements in a jarred item and share it with the world.” [6:39]
“If we can’t make it ourselves, we don’t deserve to sell it.” [26:35]
—Shamus Jones on Fuhmentaboudit!