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May 14, 2021

Anchovy Stuffed Peppers

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews “Red Truffles” from Northern Italy–Powerfully good Piemontese cherry peppers stuffed with anchovies and capers These amazing anchovy stuffed peppers are, without hesitation, truly one of the most terrific things I’ve ever eaten. Food writer Faith Willinger refers to these as “red truffles,” which I think is an appropriate description—they’re almost […]

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May 11, 2021

In Memoriam: The Magical Honeys of Mieli Thun

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The tragic loss of a culinary legend and a call to continue his tradition The Italian culinary journal Gambero Rosso wrote: “Andrea Paternoster, the innovative beekeeper who revolutionized the honey sector in Italy with his Mieli Thun honeys, died today, April 18, 2021.” Andrea was killed, tragically, at the age of […]

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April 24, 2021

Tinned Fish at the Deli: Not Your Dad’s Tuna

Is tinned fish a pantry’s ultimate secret weapon? The Zingerman’s Deli specialty food staff thinks so. They’re here to make the case to doubters and tinned fish heads alike. Rich in protein, omega-3’s and full-flavored goodness, tinned seafood preserves the oceans best at the peak of flavor and quality. Tinned fish is not only a […]

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April 24, 2021

Traditional Portuguese Sea Salt

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A small bit of saline loveliness from the South Coast It’s over 20 years ago that I first visited the south of Portugal. I love the sun and I love the beach. It’s a beautiful place. In a sense though, what’s stayed with me most, is this wonderful traditional sea […]

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April 24, 2021

Uganda Rwenzori Coffee

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Uganda Rwenzori: New Coffee from East Africa While so much has been turned topsy turvy over the last year, one thing that has provided comfort and consistency throughout has been the quality of the beans at Zingerman’s Coffee Company. In fact, I would venture to say, through all the ups […]

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April 24, 2021

Mons 1924 Blue Cheese from France

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A terrific taste of “traditional Roquefort” and the Roaring Twenties The year was 1924. It was roughly four years after the winding down of the Spanish flu pandemic. Women were winning the right to vote throughout much of the world. In New York, the Harlem Renaissance was in full swing. In […]

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April 11, 2021

Milk Oolong Tea

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Terrific New Tea Arrival from Taiwan It’s nearly 20 years ago now that we started to roast our own coffee. Up until that point I drank coffee only rarely, mostly if (as is still often the case, in Italy) there was no other choice. Tea was my thing. Every morning, […]

Pantry Staples

April 1, 2021

Versatile Grains to Try

Healthy and delicious ideas straight from your pantry Contributed by freelance writer Jennifer Birch Grains can be a healthy and delicious component to have in your pantry. They are readily available, easy to cook, and if stored properly, can even last for up to six months. Plus, you can pair them up with a pretty […]

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April 1, 2021

Cruschi: Crunchy Fried Sweet Peppers from Southern Italy

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The potato chip of the pepper world Looking for a terrific new taste treat? These amazing little fried Cruschi peppers—which are not spicy—are as awesome as potato chips and also equally addictive. If you’re at all like me, you might eat most of the bag in the course of a […]

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April 1, 2021

The Superb Olive Oil of Mariano Sanz

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews New harvest oil “Teresa Arrojo” arrives from western Spain Nelson Mandela, said “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Mariano Sanz Pech did exactly that. He set out to save traditional Spanish cheese. The disconnection and despair that came out of the industrial revolution is not limited to […]

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April 1, 2021

Patagonia Provisions Smoked Mackerel from Spain

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Terrific tinned fish to make your meal into something special If you like tinned fish even a tenth as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to check out this newly-arrived smoked mackerel from Patagonia. Not Patagonia in Argentina. Patagonia the clothing company—they’ve started a terrific new line of sustainable tinned […]

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April 1, 2021

Daphnis and Chloe: Greek Culinary Herbs and Spices

Meet the Maker: Daphnis and Chloe Daphnis and Chloe is a small batch culinary herbs and spice shop located in Athens, Greece.  Started in 2013 by Evangelia Koutsovoulou, she aims to bring the quality and diversity of culinary plants from small farms across Greece to our kitchens around the globe.  Evangelia says she “started my […]

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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 […]