The Deli Dish

September 28, 2022

Cauliflower and Harissa Salad

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A terrific taste of Tunisia to make at home Local heirloom tomato season is coming to an end for 2022, but cauliflower is still going strong! This simple salad is a wonderful way to feature it in these first weeks of the fall season. To make the salad, simply steam or […]

September 16, 2022

Introducing Hebel & Co

Authentic artisan halva made in Los Angeles Halva, or halvah (or halwa… or any number of other spellings!), is a delicious confection that originated in the Middle East. We’re particularly smitten with the flaky, cottony, crispy, airy, melt-on-your-tongue lusciousness of Hebel & Co halva. Katie Gurvin and Scott Hebel are the husband and wife team […]

September 16, 2022

Meet the Deli Detail: Aislinn McAllister

We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured Deli crew member is Specialty Foods Manager, Aislinn McAllister! MEET AISLINN MCALLISTER Aislinn grew up in Southeast Michigan, then moved to Virginia for about 13 years before moving back to be closer to family. While in Virginia, she worked at Wegmans Food Markets for […]

September 14, 2022

Dobos Torta: New and Improved!

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The Bakehouse’s fantastic version just got better still! Dobos Torta is the creation of József Dobos who first developed it in his Budapest bakery back in 1884. Dobos’ family apparently had long roots in the food world, so it was probably not a shock when he opened his pastry shop in […]

September 14, 2022

Spruce Tip Bresaola from Smoking Goose

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Delicate dry-cured beef from Indiana If you’re looking for a great new way to accent your eating, scope out this Spruce Tip Bresaola from the folks at Smoking Goose down in Indiana. Bresaola, if you aren’t familiar, is the centuries-old style of dry curing beef in northern Italy. It’s typically done with the thigh, […]

September 13, 2022

3 Kosher Questions, Answered

It’s no secret that the Deli has Jewish roots, and you might even know that some of our traditional Jewish recipes come from the grandmothers of our co-founders, Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig. We believe it’s important to honor the history behind our food traditions and share as much information about them as possible with […]

September 13, 2022

How to Use Varietal Honeys

7 of Our Favorite Ways to Put Honey to Good Use If you’ve been following along with our honey series, you know all about the history of honey, how it’s made, what to look for when buying honey, and a few of our favorite varietals to try. (Don’t fret if you missed them, catch up […]

September 11, 2022

Tips for Buying Great Honey

ADAPTED FROM ZINGERMAN’S GUIDE TO GOOD EATING, BY ARI WEINZWEIG And 10 Honey Varietals to Seek Out As we shared in our Introduction to Honey, the best honey varietals are often gathered from single floral sources. Beekeepers follow the flowers from field to field as the seasons change. As with good wine or good olive […]

September 11, 2022

An Introduction to Honey

ADAPTED FROM ZINGERMAN’S GUIDE TO GOOD EATING, BY ARI WEINZWEIG Why This Beloved Sweetener is the Bee’s Knees Although honey is sometimes thought of as a homogeneous substance, there are more than three hundred varieties in the world. And no, “plastic bear” is not one of them! Honey starts with the nectar found naturally in […]

September 8, 2022

First Flush Darjeeling from the Goomtee Estate

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The first picking of the 2022 harvest hits the Deli’s shelves First Flush Darjeeling is one of my favorite teas of all time. It’s a tea that tastes like no other, evokes emotion, and calls up my creative spirit. Smelling its aroma (both the dry leaves and then again as it’s […]

September 8, 2022

Eve’s Apple Babka Debuts at the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Getting ahead of Rosh Hashanah’s arrival Ready to kick the New Year off in good form? Here’s a new babka from the Bakehouse, made specifically for this year’s celebration of the Jewish High Holidays. Babka, as you may likely know, is one more food that comes out of the culinary traditions […]

September 5, 2022

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year

Celebrating the High Holiday with Special Dishes A clean slate, a fresh start. There’s no time like the New Year for a healthy dose of optimism. Rosh Hashanah, known as the Jewish New Year, is a time for family, reflection, and food. Along with Yom Kippur, it’s one of the two High Holy Days or […]