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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 […]

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October 30, 2020

Masala Chai Blend from the Next Door Café

  As temperatures drop, nothing can compete with the warming, spicy flavors of our masala chai blend. Whether you’re a chai purist, a latte lover or are eager to try chai in any format your barista dreams up, Next Door Café offers the best in to-go chai options as well as all of the chai […]

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October 30, 2020

Trea Wildflower Honey from Greece

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews This wildflower honey is a culinary gift from the island of Thasos Here’s an awesome way to lighten and brighten your day. Toast a slice of good bread from the Bakehouse—I’m really high right now on the True North. Pour on a bit of your favorite olive oil. Spread on some […]

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October 22, 2020

The Marvelous Olive Oil of Eric Martin

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A terrific taste of Eric Martin and Provence If you’re looking for a special olive oil to grace your autumnal table, give some thought to this great one we get from Eric Martin in southern France. I learned about this one twenty-something years ago through Mort Rosenblum, longtime political writer […]

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October 15, 2020

Georgia Pecans on our Mind

  Buttery and crisp at the same time – Georgia pecans offer a special luxurious touch wherever they turn up. Whether they’re featured in sweet or savory recipes, pecans lend a certain texture and flavor that’s hard to replicate.  The Deli sources its mammoth pecan halves from South Georgia Pecan Company of Valdosta, Georgia, in […]

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October 14, 2020

First Flush Darjeeling 2020

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews One of my favorite teas has just arrived in Ann Arbor–This year, First Flush Darjeeling comes from the Jungpana Estate   As we enter the final quarter of a year that’s clearly been a rather difficult one for everyone, here’s a small thing that’s been brightening my days. Drinking hot […]

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October 7, 2020

American Spoon Valiant Grape Jelly

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Great, Hard-to-Get, Grape Jelly at The Deli In one of the many ways that I feel like I never fit, I will confess here, publicly, that as a child I never liked peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Even now, all these years later, when I clearly know better, I still […]

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October 4, 2020

How to Cook Dried Beans: A Simple Recipe

  This is our staff recipe for how to cook dried beans.  It’s a simple recipe– requires few ingredients, little attention, and no skill in the kitchen.  Ultimately, beans should be soft but not mushy, their skins barely starting to break – our average cooking time is 80-90 minutes.   INGREDIENTS: 1 pound dried beans, […]

Next Door Café

October 4, 2020

Next Door Café’s Signature Coffee Blend

Zingerman’s Next Door Café’s Signature Coffee Blend was developed by Zingerman’s Coffee Company and debuted in April 2019.  It was created for coffee lovers and aficionados everywhere, designed to drink all day, every day. Passionate coffee drinkers can agree on one thing: they’re choosy when it comes to going for their cup of joe––even amongst […]

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October 1, 2020

PX Sherry Vinegar, Ari’s all-time favorite vinegar

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews My all-time favorite vinegar I keep thinking I’ll outgrow this sherry vinegar, imagining that one of these days my attention will be drawn elsewhere and that I’ll move on to marveling at some other of the many amazing offerings we have on the shelves at the Deli. But when all is […]

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October 1, 2020

Organic Handmade Couscous from Tunisia

Simple and superb handmade couscous from the southern Mediterranean Written by Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman’s Co-founder Have you ever tasted something so shockingly good that it makes you reframe everything else you ever thought about that product? I remember the first time I tried new harvest extra virgin olive oil right out of the press, or […]

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October 1, 2020

The Story of State Street Wheat

  A fresh baked loaf of bread is just one pillar of a great meal you’ll find gracing the shelves of Zingerman’s Delicatessen. While shopping for specialty foods such as aged cheeses, estate olive oils and varietal honeys, you can spot warm loaves arriving at the Deli several times a day from our friends and […]