Ari Kolender is the chef de cuisine at Red Medicine. He requested that Jaime Farms bring green strawberries to the farmers' market so that he can pickle them. Kolender shared his Master Pickling Liquid with us on the Good Food Blog so that you can pickle green strawberries at home too. At the restaurant they serve them atop foie gras in a savory dish and they will soon be serving them with sweet dishes as well.
Edgar Jaime of Jaime Farms was surprised that chefs wanted to pay for under-ripe strawberries. He says picking the green berries actually benefits the plant allowing the next growth to be larger.
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