The Deli Dish

June 29, 2022

Creating the Perfect Sundae with Zingerman’s Gelato

It’s heating up here in Ann Arbor as we race into July, which means it’s time for gelato (okay, it’s always time for gelato). Better yet, it’s time for sundaes! And why not make them the best they could possibly be with Zingerman’s gelato? What Makes Zingerman’s Gelato So Special? First: What is gelato? Gelato […]

June 28, 2022

Gelato For Breakfast: A Sicilian Tradition

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Introducing Gelato for Breakfast I kid you not—one of the things I verified on my trip to Sicily one summer was that they really do eat gelato first thing in the morning. Gelato for breakfast is a regular item on the island. It’s offered in most every café; young kids, teenagers, […]

June 23, 2022

The Gluten-Free Townie Brownie

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Better chocolate raises the (bean-to-) bar to make the Townie my favorite brownie For years, what we’ve been calling the Magic Brownie has been by far the Bakehouse’s biggest seller. While the Magic Brownies remain solidly ensconced at the top of the Bakehouse sales chart, I will come clean here and […]

June 23, 2022

2021 Harvest Olive Oil from the Marqués de Valdueza

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Amazing harvest olive oil from a 1000-year-old family business in western Spain It’s not every day you get to buy a craft product from a family business in Spain that started up a thousand years ago. If you’re looking for a wonderful, world-class olive oil, you should buy a bottle of […]

June 23, 2022

Espresso Blend #1 from Daterra Estate

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A sure shot, whether you get it as an espresso or brewed by the cup If you have had a cappuccino, a latte, or a shot of espresso here at Zingerman’s in the last 18 years, it’s pretty certain that you’ve enjoyed a cup of this marvelous coffee made with the […]

June 23, 2022

Farmstead Manchego from Central Spain

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The cheese of Don Quixote at the Deli Back in 1982 when we opened the Deli, Manchego cheese from Spain was almost impossible to find in the U.S. Today, it’s readily available in specialty shops. That said, it’s important to know that there’s as much variation in quality and flavor amongst […]

June 20, 2022

Chitra Agrawal’s Amazing Tomato Achaar

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A symphonic set of Indian flavors made and bottled in Brooklyn Harissa, lutenitsa, tomato chutney, Sriracha, salsa, ketchup … the versatility and vitality of pepper- and tomato-based condiments like these seems to be universal. In the same way that most every culinary culture has some form of bread that they rely […]

June 20, 2022

Coffee from East Timor

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The Roaster’s Pick for June Unbeknownst to most Americans, some of the best coffee beans in the world grow nearly 10,000 miles west of Ann Arbor in the southern hemisphere—halfway between Indonesia and Australia, on the tiny island of East Timor. To get from here to there, it’s at least a […]

June 20, 2022

Peppered Bacon Farm Bread

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Special Bake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse If you’ve had Peppered Bacon Farm bread before, you already know how excellent it is. If you haven’t had it, well, there’s a first time for everything, right? The base, as you can tell from the name, is our very popular Farm Bread (naturally leavened, […]

June 15, 2022

18-Month-Old Red Wattle Country Ham from Allan Benton

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A very special once in a long while opportunity to taste some amazing traditionally cured pork Enjoy eating Prosciutto di Parma?  Appreciate the amazing old-school country hams of Appalachia?  Or maybe you just love great food and want to take advantage of what is probably a once in a lifetime chance […]

April 29, 2022

High Grown Honduras Coffee from Farmer Pablo Paz

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A University of Michigan student project pays delicious dividends a decade down the road It’s about ten years ago now that U of M alum Andrew Boyd approached me. He wanted to tell me about a new project he and some other recent graduates were getting into. Their idea was […]

April 28, 2022


  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The true story of your morning “cap” revealed! It’s getting close to a decade ago now that I started to study beliefs. What began as a small bit of intrigue and intellectual interest evolved, over the course of five or six years, into a 600-plus-page book, The Power of Beliefs in […]

April 28, 2022

Little Mountain Cheese from Wisconsin

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Best-of-Show award winner from the great-grandson of a Swiss cheesemaker One of the tastiest cheeses we’ve got on hand right now comes from the small town of Platteville, Wisconsin. Chris Roelli, the man who makes Little Mountain, is a fourth generation Wisconsin cheesemaker. His great-grandfather, Adolph Roelli, came over from […]

April 27, 2022

Koeze Peanut Butter from Grand Rapids

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Appreciating an amazing artisan peanut butter One of the best quality improvements we’ve ever done in the ZCoB came about 20 years ago when we made the move to upgrade our peanut butter by buying this artisan offering from the Koeze family in Grand Rapids. For our peanut buttery purposes, […]

April 27, 2022

Better-Than-Ever Hot Cross Buns from the Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An Easter tradition from England, made better with whole grains! For centuries now, English people have marked the end of the culinary abstinence of the Lenten period in part by eating Hot Cross Buns! In celebration of Good Friday and Easter, Zingerman’s Bakehouse makes a special bake of Hot Cross Buns! […]

April 27, 2022

Marvelous Bakehouse Coconut Macaroons

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A mysteriously Jewish, marvelously delicious, sweet treat for the season When I was a kid, coconut macaroons were on the table at every single Passover meal. And yet, like gefilte fish or the potato kugel, they have no particular religious significance, nor anything remotely resembling Biblical roots. Best I can […]