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Chocolate News & Notes

March 30, 2021

Easter Chocolate News and Notes

Easter Chocolate News and Notes Jennie’s Top 10 Egg-cellent Spring Picks by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist Hop into spring with a colorful array of spring confections! Here’s our list of seasonal finds including Easter chocolate bunnies, chocolate filled eggs and springtime sweets.  Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory Filled Fudge Eggs This much anticipated Easter confection from […]

Chocolate News & Notes

February 4, 2021

Valentine’s Day Chocolate News and Notes

Valentine’s Day Chocolate News and Notes by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist This Valentine’s Day, visit Zingerman’s Delicatessen for swoon-worthy sweets that are sure to win hearts. Whether it’s a bar of chocolate, a custom box of truffles or a date night at home at our Virtual Happy Hour, our chocolate experts are here to […]

Chocolate News & Notes

December 4, 2020

Holiday Chocolate Top 10 List

Chocolate News & Notes: Holiday Chocolate Top 10 List by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist These holiday chocolate recommendations will help you find impressive presents, delightful stocking stuffers, or sweets to accompany your holiday meal. Visit our online store or stop in the Next Door Café to peruse our entire bounty of seasonal treasures.   […]

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November 13, 2020

Cranberry Pecan Bread from Zingerman’s Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Cranberry Pecan Bread: A whole lot of tasty holiday eating Brad Hedeman, skilled marketing manager at Mail Order and wonderful writer, says that a loaf of Cranberry Pecan Bread is the “kissing cousin to our extremely popular Pecan Raisin Bread.” Over half a pound of dried cranberries and pecans are […]

Jewish Specialties

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 […]

Recipes to Try

November 6, 2020

Bea’s Molasses Cookies, A Staff Recipe

  This is my very favorite cookie recipe! They turn out great when you use ordinary grocery store flours and spices, but are UNBELIEVABLE when you use quality spices and vanilla, like the ones we sell at Zingerman's Deli. I also love making these cookies with the All Purpose Flour from Zingerman's Bakehouse. – Bea, Specialty Foods Manager […]

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October 15, 2020

Zingerman’s Spiced Pecans

Spiced Pecans are one of our most-loved holiday offerings! Toasted with butter, Tellicherry black pepper, ginger, cloves, and more enticingly exotic spices.

Chocolate News & Notes

October 1, 2020

Fall Flavors & Spooky Sweets for Halloween

Chocolate News & Notes: The Halloween Edition by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist We promise they are no trick … just all treat! Halloween isn’t going to be quite the same this year. We’re drowning our sorrows with this list of spooky sweets and warm treats. Stop by the the Deli or Next Door to […]


October 1, 2020

G’s Granola, an exclusive from the Deli kitchen

The G’s behind G’s Granola–A Deli exclusive with phenomenal flavor G’s granola is the only granola that Rodger will eat. A pretty shining endorsement from our head chef and co-managing partner, who’s been surrounded by top-notch ingredients in the Deli kitchen for two decades. And Rodger swears he’s not just saying that because (ahem) his […]

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February 14, 2013

Biolea Olive Oil

I simply adore Biolea olive oil from the Astrikas Estate in Crete. Pressed from only koroneiki olives, it is superbly silky and smooth, with herbaceous aromas that give way to a pleasant peppery finish. I use it to make wonderful vinaigrettes with chardonnay vinegar and strawberry or raspberry preserves. It is also fantastic drizzled over […]

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February 6, 2013

Maria Rosa Olive Oil

This delicious olive oil from puglia is rich, unfiltered, & full-bodied. To me, it is sweetly & beautifully grassy, containing notes of green banana. Drizzle it on fish with a squeeze of lemon, salad with a white wine vinegar, or just soak it up with warm bread. This is a small production and each bottle […]

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January 23, 2012

Marques de Valdueza & Acetorium Fig Vinegar

Marques de Valdueza My favorite subtle oil: delicate butter with a cool silky mouthfeel leads to tropical greenery followed by warm pepper. Delicious with honey, on grilled fish, or use to finish any delicately flavored dish. Acetorium Fig Vinegar Fruity floral and intoxicating. Makes a fantastic vinaigrette for blue cheese, fruit and nut salads. Also […]

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January 4, 2012

Agustí Torelló Mata Cava Vinegar & Castillo de Canena Arbequina

Agustí Torelló Mata Cava Vinegar Agustí Torelló Mata is a world-renowned cava maker from the central coastal area of Catalonia. The cava is aged for around 18 months (sometimes in French Oak), acidified, and then barrel aged for another 8 months. After that, it is transferred to American Oak for another year. This painstaking process […]

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September 2, 2010

Crespone Salami from Columbus Salami Company

I went backpacking on South Manitou Island this past week, and my trip was made even better by taking some salami and cheeses from the Deli. South Manitou is a small island off the Northwestern side of Michigan, in beautiful Lake Michigan. It’s surrounded by beaches and sand dunes, with lots of trees inbetween. We […]

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August 9, 2010

Blackcurrant Vinegar

Robert Bauer and Josef Reiterer make a series of vinegars in Germany all of them from French wine made from the fruit: in this case black currants (crème de cassis). It is my all time favorite vinegar for mixing with club soda in the summer. Just a splash in soda turns the whole drink into […]

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June 16, 2010

Alziari olive oil

My favorite thing about working with such a prestigious grouping of olive oils on a daily basis is revealing to guests how unique in flavor each oil is. They respectively compete for most grassy, most peppery, most buttery, most intense. In the midst of so many heavy-hitters, Nicholas Alziari’s olive oil, a perennial favorite from […]