Pickle lovers celebrate 'National Pickle Day' in Brooklyn
National Pickle Day was celebrated throughout Brooklyn Monday.
While the origins of National Pickle Day are not exactly clear, pickle experts at Brooklyn Brine Pickle Factory say it is only appropriate it would fall during this time of year.
"Given the time of year, it makes a lot of sense because we're at the end of harvest. The farms are cutting everything they have and hopefully preserving it so you can eat it throughout the winter," says Iain Deaderick, production manager at Brooklyn Brine Pickle Factory.
It is the process of preservation that gives pickles their distinct taste and aroma, but even pickle lovers admit the snack isn't a universal hit.
"There are people that don't like pickles. I've met them. And they like to tell me that they don't like them," says Deaderick.
Deaderick says the polarizing divide stems from childhood.
"When you're a kid, I'm sure you loved them or you hated them, and if you've loved anything as a kid you're definitely going to love it as an adult," he says.