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January 19, 2022

Introducing Chocolat Moderne

Choice Chocolates Founder Joan Coukos fell in love with old world, handmade chocolates on a life-changing trip to Brussels. She brought two antique molds home with her to Manhattan and started creating chocolates in her kitchen. Eventually, Coukos began taking formal steps to become a chocolatier, leaving her banking career behind. She founded Chocolat Moderne […]

January 8, 2022

Michigan-Made Teffola with Dried Cherries and Cacao

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An ancient grain makes its way into an Ethiopian-influenced granola Looking for a lovely way to start your day? Teffola is a great new take on granola that could be just the ticket. It’s based on the ancient Ethiopian grain of teff, now being grown by a seventh-generation family farm in Addison, […]

January 8, 2022

Cherry Cacao Granola: A lovely local collaboration!

A not-too-sweet treat featuring Askinosie cacao nibs, Michigan cherries and locally-grown teff Light. Airy. Not too sweet. That’s how Rodger, head chef and managing partner of Zingerman’s Delicatessen, described Teffola, a Michigan-made granola that features teff, a high-protein Ethiopian ancient grain, grown right here in Michigan.  Zingerman’s first encountered this locally-grown ancient grain when Claire […]

December 21, 2021

Introducing Red Table Meat Co.

Purveyors of pork salumi Mike Phillips likes to say he’s been working on forming Red Table Meat Co. for his whole life. Growing up in a small, rural farming community, he worked for farmers and saw their struggles and tireless labor firsthand. That powerful sense of community never left him, and now, Red Table Meat […]

December 7, 2021

Adopt an Alp: Ruosalp Alpkäse

Introduction We’re bringing you Ruosalp 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 […]

December 7, 2021

Adopt an Alp: Schwagalp Alpkäse cheese

Introduction We’re bringing you Schwagalp 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 […]

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 […]