The Deli Dish

July 6, 2022

Harissa-Roasted Carrots and Dates

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Delicious vegetable dish with a North Mediterranean spin Here’s a dish that’s terrifically delicious, nutritionally excellent, and easy to make! It features the incredibly tasty and exceptionally versatile harissa we get from the Mahjoub family in Tunisia. The Mahjoubs have been farming the family lands, about 45 minutes west of Tunis, for over a century. […]

July 6, 2022

Worcestershire Sauce Made in the American Midwest

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Crafted to the recipe of a famous beer-making Milwaukee colonel In 1837, the same year that Michigan became a state and that the barn at what’s now Cornman Farms was built, two chemists in the English town of Worcester, John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, finalized a recipe that I would imagine […]

July 6, 2022

Aloreña Olives at the Deli

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Crazy good, naturally-cured, cracked green olives from southeastern Spain I taste a lot of new foods. Rarely a week goes by that I don’t try a dozen or two new items—either our own, samples that have been sent, or things that I come across in my travels. Although I try not […]

July 6, 2022

Wild Blueberry Buckle Makes a Comeback!

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A long-standing classic returns for a special appearance this summer! I can’t recall when we started making Blueberry Buckle, but it’s been a classic and a fan favorite pretty much ever since. If you haven’t had it, it’s a wonderful crumb-topped, cinnamon-scented, butter-enriched, and blueberry-laced coffee cake that you can eat, […]

June 29, 2022

Creating the Perfect Sundae with Zingerman’s Gelato

It’s heating up here in Ann Arbor as we race into July, which means it’s time for gelato (okay, it’s always time for gelato). Better yet, it’s time for sundaes! And why not make them the best they could possibly be with Zingerman’s gelato? What Makes Zingerman’s Gelato So Special? First: What is gelato? Gelato […]

June 28, 2022

Gelato For Breakfast: A Sicilian Tradition

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Introducing Gelato for Breakfast I kid you not—one of the things I verified on my trip to Sicily one summer was that they really do eat gelato first thing in the morning. Gelato for breakfast is a regular item on the island. It’s offered in most every café; young kids, teenagers, […]

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.