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Pickle Rabbi


Ever wondered what makes a kosher pickle different from a run-of-the-mill preserved cuke? Well, Rabbi Shmuel Marcus--aka Pickle Rabbi--is heading to town to give Boiseans the lowdown on the kosher pickling process from vine to brine. Sound like a pickle-schtickle? It's not.

Marcus is the founder of the Kosher Pickle Factory in Cypress, Calif., and travels around the country giving lessons on the dill-icious art of vinegar preservation. On Sunday, Jan. 31, Pickle Rabbi will take over the Rose Room downtown, as-salt-ing attendees with his vast knowledge of canning. For $15 in advance or $18 at the door, each participant can head home with his or her own jar of homemade kosher pickles.

Sunday, Jan. 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m., $15 adv., $18 door, $50 per family, The Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St. To RSVP, visit