The Deli Dish

June 23, 2022

The Gluten-Free Townie Brownie

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Better chocolate raises the (bean-to-) bar to make the Townie my favorite brownie For years, what we’ve been calling the Magic Brownie has been by far the Bakehouse’s biggest seller. While the Magic Brownies remain solidly ensconced at the top of the Bakehouse sales chart, I will come clean here and […]

June 20, 2022

Chitra Agrawal’s Amazing Tomato Achaar

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A symphonic set of Indian flavors made and bottled in Brooklyn Harissa, lutenitsa, tomato chutney, Sriracha, salsa, ketchup … the versatility and vitality of pepper- and tomato-based condiments like these seems to be universal. In the same way that most every culinary culture has some form of bread that they rely […]

April 8, 2022

Cooking with Full-Flavored Fat: Tallow and Lard

A Benefit of Whole Animal Butchering by Connor Valone, Zingerman’s Delicatessen Meat Buyer/Specialty Foods Supervisor Each of our Butcher’s Monthly boxes comes with either beef tallow or pork lard, and one of the most common questions we get from our guests is “What should I do with all this fat?”  My reply is simple: What […]

April 2, 2022

How to Make a Reuben Sandwich

Exactly like we do at Zingerman’s Deli When Ari Weinzweig and Paul Saginaw started talking about opening a deli, over 40 years ago(!), they had a clear vision for the experience guests would have eating one of their sandwiches. As Val Neff-Rasmussen, marketer at Zingerman’s Mail Order, described it in an ode to our Ruebens: […]

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 […]

March 3, 2022

Recipe: Ari’s Mashed Cauliflower with Olive Oil

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An easy dish to make at home Here’s an easy dish you can make for dinner in under 20 minutes–it’s great in the winter or any time of the year. It tastes terrific and is versatile enough to serve as a side, or a main course (in our vegetable-focused house, […]

February 18, 2022

Recipe: Osso Buco

A Butcher’s Monthly Recipe from Connor Valone, Deli Specialty Foods Supervisor Never has a single cooking endeavor elicited so many moans and exclamations of joy from me, much to the chagrin of my upstairs neighbor, I’m sure.  A tremendous depth of flavor was amply provided by Dolcetto wine and rich, marbled beef. I was really […]

February 12, 2022

A Tunisian Salad of Tuna, Radicchio, Fresh Herbs and Harissa

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Savor by the Light of the Winter Moon I was emailing this past week with my long-time Tunisian friend Majid Mahjoub. He and his family are, without question, following their soul’s calling; everything about their work—the quality of the products, the design of the labels, their dedication to Tunisian tradition—is inspiring. […]

January 3, 2022

Deli Pot Pies: The 6 Flavor Line-up

Try all six delicious flavors of our Deli Pot Pies! Winter brings shorter days and cooler temperatures, and also Pot Pies at Zingerman’s Deli!  the Deli’s pot pies are handmade and are a special way you can warm up your dinner table this winter. Pick them up anytime and tuck them into your freezer for […]

January 3, 2022

Pot Pies For Perfect Winter Meals

A collection of six kinds of handmade pot pies flows through the Deli during the coldest months of the year. Every year, the Deli team dreams up ways to evolve the already beloved savory pies – they get better and better.

December 7, 2021

Traditional Swiss Fondue Recipe

  We love fondue–and of course we love it best with good quality, swiss cheese. We like ours with a combination of emmenthaler and gruyere, and one really special alpine cheese of your choice. In the late fall and winter, our choice for this really special cheese is one of the alpage cheeses we important […]

August 4, 2021

Recipe: Ari’s Pasta with Sardines and Olive Paste

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Super fine supper from pantry to plate This dish has long been one of my old standbys. It offers comfort and a compelling combination of great flavors that consistently brighten my evening. The main ingredients are good pantry staples I try to have on hand all the time—top quality pasta, tinned […]

July 1, 2021

An Eater’s Guide to Tinned Fish at the Deli

  For everyone from pantry stockers, busy home cooks and dorm dwellers to pescatarians, campers and road trippers, tinned fish is the perfect food. Sustainable, portable and delicious, tinned fish defies social stereotypes and appeals to everyone from salt-of-the-earth workers to culinary elites. For the uninitiated, tinned fish – beyond the ever approachable tinned tuna – may […]

July 1, 2021

Recipe: Fried Egg ’n’ ’Nduja Sandwiches

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Scrumptious, spicy, super good Spanish-style fried eggs, cooked in full-flavored extra virgin olive oil, are one of the best quick meals I know. The key is the quality of the oil and the eggs. Once you get used to cooking eggs this way, I feel confident you’re likely to stick […]

July 1, 2021

Recipe: Summer Salad with Dates and Parmigiano Reggiano

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A summer salad makes a whole meal in a matter of minutes The idea for this summer salad came to mind the other day walking through the Farmers Market, looking at the new season arugula coming in. You can grab good local arugula there or at Argus Farm Stop here […]

April 2, 2021

Chicken Cacciatore

A BUTCHER’S MONTHLY RECIPE FROM MARROW This recipe for Chicken Cacciatore comes to us from Nick the Butcher at Marrow, Detroit’s neighborhood butcher and a knowledgeable source for meat.  They work directly with local farmers and producers to guarantee fresh never frozen quality meat from people we trust.  We’ve partnered with them to bring you Butcher’s Monthly, […]