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March 5, 2022

Introducing Boonville Barn Collective

A small farm that produces hard to find chile powders in Boonville, California   Boonville Barn Collective is a woman-owned farm that’s been producing unique chile powders for 10 years in the resource-rich Anderson Valley of Northern California. Krissy Scommegna, the owner of Boonville Barn Collective, has devoted three of the seven acres her and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Modern Day “Fishwife” Tell Tales of Tinned Fish

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews New smoked tuna and smoked trout from Fishwife, a woman-owned start up What’s in a name? Becca Milstein and Caroline Goldfarb write: The term “Fishwife” dates back to the 16th century, and originally referred to the daughters or wives of fishermen who sold fish at the market. The term gradually […]