The Deli Dish

August 21, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Deli Tea Specialist

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured Deli crew members is our Tea Specialist Meet the Deli’s Tea Specialist According to our tea specialist, being the Deli’s Tea Specialist requires him to, “Mostly drink tea and wax philosophic about the state of the world.” Don’t let him […]

August 17, 2021

Coming Soon! Cherry Cacao Granola

An exciting new partnership with Teffola to bring you a not-too-sweet granola featuring cacao, Michigan cherries and locally-grown teff We are very excited to be working with Claire Smith at Teffola, maker of handmade granola with teff, an ancient grain harvested on her 7th generation family farm in Addison, Michigan. Deli Chef and Managing Partner […]

August 11, 2021

Tinned Trout from Scout, a Craft Seafood Cannery

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Delicious new Canadian convervas I’ve long been a huge fan of tinned fish, or what folks in Spain call conservas—tinned tuna, anchovies, mackerel, salmon, and sardines (about which I wrote a whole little hand sewn book, titled Sardines!), and I eat them all regularly at home. So, it’s no surprise that I’m so […]

August 8, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Sean Hartwig

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured deli crew member is Sean Hartwig, Specialty Foods Manager Meet Sean Hartwig, Specialty Foods Manager Sean Hartwig, like many Deli staff members, grew up in a family who loved to cook and showed love through food. He says food was […]

August 8, 2021

Orecchiette Pasta made with Senatore Cappelli Wheat

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Orecchiette Pasta or “Little ears” The unofficial pasta of our national effort to be better listeners Orecchiette, if you don’t already know them, are pasta shaped like little ears. Given that good listening is clearly a key to a better future for all of us, it seems like an opportune […]

August 4, 2021

Recipe: Ari’s Pasta with Sardines and Olive Paste

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Super fine supper from pantry to plate This dish has long been one of my old standbys. It offers comfort and a compelling combination of great flavors that consistently brighten my evening. The main ingredients are good pantry staples I try to have on hand all the time—top quality pasta, tinned […]

July 20, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Rick Strutz

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured deli crew member is Rick Strutz, Managing Partner. Meet Rick Strutz, Managing Partner Rick has an impressively diverse resume. Before entering the glamorous hospitality industry he was a manicurist, a brick stacker, a shoe salesman, a bouncer, a DJ, an […]

July 2, 2021

Types of Tea

If you’re on a hunt for tea, make Zingerman’s Delicatessen your first stop! The Deli stocks a wide spectrum of teas: White, Green, Yellow, Oolong, Black (called Red in China), Pu-Erh/Dark Tea (called Black in China), Purple, and Herbal Teas (otherwise known as Tisanes — if you’re fancy).  Our tea specialist makes sure the Deli’s […]

July 1, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Chocolate Specialist

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured Deli crew members is our Chocolate Specialist Meet the Deli’s Chocolate Specialist When it comes to covetable careers, “chocolate specialist” is a title that’s hard to top. The Deli’s chocolate specialist puts her obsession to work curating the chocolate corner […]

July 1, 2021

Boonville Barn Collective

New at the Deli: Boonville Barn Collective a small farm that produces hard to find chile powders in Boonville, California Deli Managing Partner, Grace Singleton says “I’m really excited about Boonville Barn Collective!  I’ve been using their Classic Piment d’Ville in almost everything I cook over the last few months. It’s got a really nice […]

July 1, 2021

An Eater’s Guide to Tinned Fish at the Deli

  For everyone from pantry stockers, busy home cooks and dorm dwellers to pescatarians, campers and road trippers, tinned fish is the perfect food. Sustainable, portable and delicious, tinned fish defies social stereotypes and appeals to everyone from salt-of-the-earth workers to culinary elites. For the uninitiated, tinned fish – beyond the ever approachable tinned tuna – may […]

July 1, 2021

Recipe: Fried Egg ’n’ ’Nduja Sandwiches

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Scrumptious, spicy, super good Spanish-style fried eggs, cooked in full-flavored extra virgin olive oil, are one of the best quick meals I know. The key is the quality of the oil and the eggs. Once you get used to cooking eggs this way, I feel confident you’re likely to stick […]

July 1, 2021

Rozendal Wine Vinegars

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews 12-year-old biodynamic masterpieces from South Africa These are, to my taste, one of the most wonderful products we sell. Caringly crafted, beautifully presented, exceptionally delicious. They are remarkable! If you get them once, I forecast it won’t be the last time you take some home. Nearly everyone who tastes them […]

July 1, 2021

Seigneurs des Baux Olive Oil from the South of France

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A limited edition oil from France’s “magic olive” Back in 2005 I was over in the south of France, in the region of Provence, visiting the Castelas mill run by the husband-and-wife team Jean-Benoît and Catherine Hugue. They grow organically on their 45-hectare farm in the Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) region of […]

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 […]