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October 8, 2021

Introducing Philosophy Foods

Artisanal food purveyors of some of our favorite Spanish brands We love to stock our shelves with small producers who are creating superior products, but it’s not always easy to find them, since they don’t always have the resources to promote themselves. That’s where Philosophy Foods comes in. Specialty food industry veterans David Yourd and […]

July 1, 2021

Cuvée César from the Alziari Family

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Special limited edition of single-farm French olive oil Back in the 1980s, in the early years of doing business at the Deli, extra virgin olive oil was still pretty much a secret in the U.S., barely understood even by folks who worked with food for a living. When we opened, […]

July 1, 2021

Allan Benton’s Bacon from Eastern Tennessee

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Super smoky, dry-cured bacon from an award-winning artisan When I think about joy, Allan Benton is one of the first people who comes to mind. Most folks who’ve met him will likely say much the same. While I know enough about human beings to know that Allan, like the rest […]

May 14, 2021

Anchovy Stuffed Peppers

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews “Red Truffles” from Northern Italy–Powerfully good Piemontese cherry peppers stuffed with anchovies and capers These amazing anchovy stuffed peppers are, without hesitation, truly one of the most terrific things I’ve ever eaten. Food writer Faith Willinger refers to these as “red truffles,” which I think is an appropriate description—they’re almost […]

May 14, 2021

Paesano Bread from the Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A bread from Zingerman’s Bakehouse that is great for everything! If I could only pick one Bakehouse bread to offer solace in a time of struggle, this would be my top choice. Over the last 28 years I’ve taken Paesano bread to probably a dozen different countries and a host of […]

May 11, 2021

In Memoriam: The Magical Honeys of Mieli Thun

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The tragic loss of a culinary legend and a call to continue his tradition The Italian culinary journal Gambero Rosso wrote: “Andrea Paternoster, the innovative beekeeper who revolutionized the honey sector in Italy with his Mieli Thun honeys, died today, April 18, 2021.” Andrea was killed, tragically, at the age of […]

April 2, 2021

Chicken Cacciatore

A BUTCHER’S MONTHLY RECIPE FROM MARROW This recipe for Chicken Cacciatore comes to us from Nick the Butcher at Marrow, Detroit’s neighborhood butcher and a knowledgeable source for meat.  They work directly with local farmers and producers to guarantee fresh never frozen quality meat from people we trust.  We’ve partnered with them to bring you Butcher’s Monthly, […]

April 1, 2021

The Superb Olive Oil of Mariano Sanz

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews New harvest oil “Teresa Arrojo” arrives from western Spain Nelson Mandela, said “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Mariano Sanz Pech did exactly that. He set out to save traditional Spanish cheese. The disconnection and despair that came out of the industrial revolution is not limited to […]

April 1, 2021

Patagonia Provisions Smoked Mackerel from Spain

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Terrific tinned fish to make your meal into something special If you like tinned fish even a tenth as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to check out this newly-arrived smoked mackerel from Patagonia. Not Patagonia in Argentina. Patagonia the clothing company—they’ve started a terrific new line of sustainable tinned […]

February 18, 2021

Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour

a cocktail recipe from Bittermilk We’re pretty excited about these cocktail mixers from Bittermilk in Charleston, SC.  These mixers are hand crafted and hand bottled, all you need to do is add the booze! Husband and wife team MariElena and Joe Raya developed Bittermilk to make it easier for you to make craft cocktails at […]

February 18, 2021

La Cabra Cocktail

a cocktail recipe from Bittermilk We’re pretty excited about these cocktail mixers from Bittermilk in Charleston, SC.  These mixers are hand crafted and hand bottled, all you need to do is add the booze! Husband and wife team MariElena and Joe Raya developed Bittermilk to make it easier for you to make craft cocktails at […]

February 18, 2021

Pinky Swear Cocktail

a cocktail recipe from Bittermilk We’re pretty excited about these cocktail mixers from Bittermilk in Charleston, SC.  These mixers are hand crafted and hand bottled, all you need to do is add the booze! Husband and wife team MariElena and Joe Raya developed Bittermilk to make it easier for you to make craft cocktails at home.  They […]

February 18, 2021

Charred Grapefruit Tonic

a cocktail recipe from Bittermilk We’re pretty excited about these cocktail mixers from Bittermilk in Charleston, SC.  These mixers are hand crafted and hand bottled, all you need to do is add the booze! Husband and wife team MariElena and Joe Raya developed Bittermilk to make it easier for you to make craft cocktails at […]

January 1, 2021

Willi Lehner Cheese

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Bandaged Farmhouse Cheddar and Farmhouse Grana–A pair of exceptional, long-aged, artisan cheeses from Willi Lehner in Wisconsin If I were putting together a book of poetry about people who stayed in place and made a long term lasting difference in their communities, Willi Lehner would surely be in it. He’s been making […]

December 5, 2020

Cranberry Walnut Pie

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews One of the quiet wonders of the Bakehouse If you’re a long time Zingerman’s regular, you likely know the items that have gained us fame over the last quarter century of baking. Sour cream coffee cakes, Jewish rye bread, Pecan Raisin, Magic Brownies, pecan pie . . . Then there […]

October 18, 2020

Adopt an Alp: Parpan Alpkäse cheese

Introduction We’re bringing you Parpan Alpkäse cheese as part of the Adopt and Alp effort.  Each year since 2015, Zingerman’s Delicatessen has helped support the family farmers and cheesemakers in the Alps of Switzerland through our Adopt An Alp effort. We import different Alpage cheeses–each with a special story about the lifestyle, traditions, people and […]