A surprise email from the American Museum of Natural History this week motivated me to create this here blog. Apparently, I am hard to find online. They are hosting a program series called Adventures in the Global Kitchen that “spotlights different food types, food related issues, cultural connections to food”, etc. On October 13, 2009, they will host a program about pickles and pickling. So…they have invited yours truly to talk about pickling practices cross culturally since my book Pickled (which came out of the work I did for the NY Food Museum) was exactly the topic of my research. Other New York and Brooklyn based small-batch picklers have also been invited for the event so this will be a nice opportunity to get back to old New York. They also seem enthusiastic about tying into promotions for NYFM’s Annual International Pickle Day. Hot dog!