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February 18, 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 […]

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January 7, 2021

Great New Harvest Greek Olive Oil

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Amazing arrival from the island of Antiparos I’m sitting here, in Ann Arbor, watching snow fall. The forecast for every day this week looks to be gray and in the low 30s, which is certainly, I know, better than the 3°F-below that it could be. Most of us will not […]

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January 5, 2021

Balsamic Vinegar: A Buying Guide

Ever wandered around the Deli and wondered what food could possibly be so valuable that it would be locked inside that little glassed off section of shelving near the olive oils? The answer is vinegar: finely aged, potently flavorful, rare and authentic balsamic vinegar.  While our top-shelf vinegars are kept safe behind lock and key, we […]

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December 27, 2020

An Expanded Selection of Tea at the Deli

A vision is realized with an increased selection of tea by Jackson Konwinski, Zingerman’s Delicatessen Tea Buyer/Specialty Foods Supervisor Our new selection of tea goes out to all you leaf lovers out there–the regulars who have been with us for decades, the first-timers looking for something special, and everyone else who will walk through our […]

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December 17, 2020

Simple Appetizers to Serve at Your House

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Easy, simple appetizers to entertain (even if it’s just yourself) Given that most of us won’t be going to big family gatherings this year, we might need to find our own way in the kitchen. Here’s a half dozen easy appetizers you can use to make magic in under ten […]

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December 11, 2020

First bottles of Olio Nuovo at the Deli

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Olio Nuovo or New Harvest Olive Oils–Just in time for Hanukkah I didn’t know it when I was a kid (my grandmother fried her latkes in Wesson), but new harvest olive oil (or Olio Nuovo as they would say in Italy) is really the closest to what Chanukah would have […]

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December 5, 2020

Smoked Turkey Risotto

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A new Thanksgiving tradition at our house I’d like to tell you my grandmother always made smoked turkey risotto on what she would have called “Erev Thanksgiving,” but that’s not true. What is true is that smoked turkey risotto just sort of happened on Wednesday evening last week. I came […]

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December 5, 2020

Quinta Luna Olive Oil

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Excellent Umbrian Elixir in a Bottle Terrific new olive oil from one of the least known provinces of Italy Although most American tourists pass it by en route to more famous destinations, there’s a beauty to Umbria that makes it particularly special to stop at. I fell in love with […]

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December 5, 2020

Marash Turkish Red Pepper Flakes

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The magical spice of eastern Turkey If you want an easy way to help bring the flavors of your cooking alive in under a minute, you might want to pick up a jar of this terrific dried red pepper from Turkey. Marash pepper is magical. The more you use it, […]

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December 5, 2020

The Zeke Bar from Askinosie Chocolate

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A man who will help lead the fight against the pandemic puts his signature on an amazing dark chocolate When I first wrote about my friend Shawn Askinosie’s new chocolate bar back in 2019, I asked him a few times who “Zeke” was. I vaguely remembered Shawn saying that Zeke […]

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December 3, 2020

Grace’s Holiday Favorites for 2020

Great gift suggestions for any foodie on your list!  Holiday Favorites by Grace Singleton, Zingerman’s Delicatessen co-managing partner I always get excited when the winter holidays arrive.  It’s such a fun time to sell food at Zingerman’s Deli.  All of our seasonal and holiday favorites return–like holiday sweets (panettone and stollen!), special cheese (Rush Creek […]

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November 11, 2020

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 […]

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November 11, 2020

Holiday Blend from Zingerman’s Coffee Company

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Holiday Blend: A beautiful brew that can turn any day into a holiday! If you’re thinking about what to drink when you dive into a nice piece of pecan pie or with a toasted slice of Cranberry Pecan bread for breakfast, this seasonal brew from Zingerman’s Coffee Company could be […]

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November 6, 2020

Incredibly Delicious California Dates

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Medjool dates from Rancho Meladuco in the Coachella Valley, California In the desert, the sight of a date palm is almost always an indicator that an oasis is at hand. Fresh water and ripe dates have always been welcome sights for travelers. Although an oasis isn’t generally the end of […]

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November 2, 2020

Pu-erh Tea, a Fermented Tea from China

  Excerpt from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating by Ari Pu-erh Tea is not just for the aficionados Pu-erh is to the tea world what balsamic is to the realm of vinegar.  A rare, long-aged offering, it’s known outside Asia only to a small circle of aficionados. Not everyone likes Pu-erh tea. It has an […]

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November 1, 2020

Roi Olive Oil, the perfect oil for a neophyte

If you are an olive oil neophyte, Ari recommends you try this Roi Olive Oil.  It’s been made in the mountain town of Badalucco, perched on steep slopes between the Mediterranean and the mountains. (If you saw the sweeping vistas of the steeply sloped olive groves featured in the opening of the Fat episode of […]