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April 27, 2022

Potato Kugel for Passover

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews One of my favorite Jewish comfort foods! The Deli has a whole range of Passover foods on the menu for the Passover holiday—roast brisket, chicken, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, charoset, horseradish, and much more. The menu also includes holiday treats from Zingerman’s Bakehouse–Chocolate Orange Torte, Macaroons, Sponge Cake, and Nina’s ’Nolis (pine nut cookies). Of […]

April 2, 2022

Friendseder™: All are Welcome!

The Making of a New Tradition When Rabbi Jeff Stombaugh called us up to see if we’d like to be a part of his Friendseder™ effort, it didn’t take us too long to get to YES! Gather with friends to celebrate old traditions and build new ones? YES! Add food? YES! Everyone is welcome to […]

April 2, 2022

Zingerman’s Deli Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

So good your bubbe might ask for seconds There’s nothing quite like matzo balls bobbing in rich, chicken broth—it wouldn’t be Passover without them. Matzo Ball Soup is a beloved part of our Passover menu (the menu is not kosher, but it does feature ceremonial seder plates, complete seder meals, and plenty of a la […]

April 1, 2022

Introducing The Matzo Project

Matzo worth updating a classic recipe for It’s true, a few years ago, we were so blown away by the taste, quality, and values of The Matzo Project matzo, that we updated our classic, decades-old matzo ball recipe to use their matzo. But we also wanted to make sure to spread the word about the […]

March 19, 2022

The Meaning of Passover and the Seder Plate

  If you’ve found yourself asking: What is the meaning of the observance of Passover? What’s the significance of a seder plate? What food is served at Passover? Why is bread not served at Passover? What are Passover desserts? You’ve come to the right place for answers At Zingerman’s Delicatessen, we believe in the value […]

March 3, 2022

Hamantaschen from the Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Celebrate Purim with Paul’s favorite pastry product Purim is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the Persian Jews outwitting the wicked minister Haman who was out to annihilate them. Haman was going to have all the Jews put to death, but the uncle (Mordechai) of the Queen (Esther) found out about […]

February 18, 2022

A Culinary and Cultural Nod to Noodle Kugel

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A look back at a classic from the Deli’s early days This is one of the recipes that we got from my grandmother way back in ’82 when we opened. If somehow you’re not familiar with it, it’s made with delicate Al Dente egg noodles (made first by Monique and […]

November 9, 2021

Latkes–Golden Fried Potato Pancakes

Crispy potato latkes for Hanukkah, or to satisfy your next potato pancake craving! Learn about the history of latkes and those we make at the Deli.

November 6, 2020

4 Simple Steps To Superb Applesauce

Zingerman’s chef tips for making applesauce that’s far above the grocery store variety Since 1982, we’ve filled our kitchen with the fragrance of fresh apples and sweet cinnamon stewing on the stove to create our homemade applesauce. Though the recipe has evolved a little over the years, it’s always been here like our iconic checkered […]

November 7, 2019

Two Recipes For Traditional Jewish Treats

You may not have a Bubbe to whip up these sweet treats, but we can teach you how to make them like we do at Zingerman’s Delicatessen!

July 30, 2015

A Guide to Getting Good Rye Bread

Looking for a good loaf of rye bread? Let us help you narrow your search! Based on everything we’ve learned, here’s what goes into a good Jewish rye bread.