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October 6, 2022

Fire Parched Wild Rice

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Salute to Really Wild Wild Rice If you’ve never tried really wild wild rice–I mean the real thing, not the commercial replica—you’re in for a revelatory eating experience! Really wild wild rice is one of the best examples I can come up with of the difference between treating what we work […]

October 5, 2022

Za’atar Spice Blend from Jordan

September 28, 2022

Cauliflower and Harissa Salad

September 16, 2022

Introducing Hebel & Co

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October 6, 2022

Fire Parched Wild Rice

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Salute to Really Wild Wild Rice If you’ve never tried really wild wild rice–I mean the real thing, not the commercial replica—you’re in for a revelatory eating experience! Really wild wild rice is one of the best examples I can come up with of the difference between treating what we work […]

October 5, 2022

Walnut Sage Bread from the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Special Bake October 7th and 8th Late on Friday afternoon I will be at the Bakeshop to pick up a couple of loaves of this terrific Special Bake. If you like good bread as much as I do, you might want to do the same! Before the pandemic, the Walnut Sage […]

October 5, 2022

Za’atar Spice Blend from Jordan

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A wonderfully aromatic new arrival from a creative women-powered company My initial experience of za’atar came when I visited Jerusalem for the first time many decades ago. When my friends and I bought bagelach—round, bagel-shaped rolls—from Palestinian bakeries in the Old City, the people working the counter would hand us a small […]

September 28, 2022

Cauliflower and Harissa Salad

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A terrific taste of Tunisia to make at home Local heirloom tomato season is coming to an end for 2022, but cauliflower is still going strong! This simple salad is a wonderful way to feature it in these first weeks of the fall season. To make the salad, simply steam or […]

September 16, 2022

Introducing Hebel & Co

Authentic artisan halva made in Los Angeles Halva, or halvah (or halwa… or any number of other spellings!), is a delicious confection that originated in the Middle East. We’re particularly smitten with the flaky, cottony, crispy, airy, melt-on-your-tongue lusciousness of Hebel & Co halva. Katie Gurvin and Scott Hebel are the husband and wife team […]

September 13, 2022

3 Kosher Questions, Answered

It’s no secret that the Deli has Jewish roots, and you might even know that some of our traditional Jewish recipes come from the grandmothers of our co-founders, Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig. We believe it’s important to honor the history behind our food traditions and share as much information about them as possible with […]

September 5, 2022

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year

Celebrating the High Holiday with Special Dishes A clean slate, a fresh start. There’s no time like the New Year for a healthy dose of optimism. Rosh Hashanah, known as the Jewish New Year, is a time for family, reflection, and food. Along with Yom Kippur, it’s one of the two High Holy Days or […]

August 22, 2022

Buckwheat Honey Cake from the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A sweet Jewish New Year’s tradition Eating honey at Rosh Hashanah is a traditional way to ring in a “sweet new year.” As Arthur Schwartz wrote in Arthur Schwartz’s Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited, “Honey cake is not so much loved as revered.” This honey cake is one of my favorite ways to […]

July 8, 2022

Askinosie Dark Chocolate Bar

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews 70% Barrel-Aged Askinosie Dark Chocolate Bar It is not all that surprising to realize that so many people in the greater Zingerman’s ecosystem—suppliers and customers—are also, in their own ways, living out their own versions of seventh stories. One obvious example is the excellent work by my friend Shawn Askinosie, along […]

July 8, 2022

The Black & White Brownie from the Bakehouse

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An East Coast tradition with an Ann Arbor twist I did not grow up in Manhattan, so I have no emotional bond to black-and-white cookies, but nearly every New Yorker I meet seems to. As food writer Robert Sietsma says, “No pastry—except perhaps the cheesecake—is more closely associated with New York […]

July 7, 2022

Vegan Muffin with Dark Chocolate and Millet

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Dark chocolate and some toasted millet make for a seriously marvelous vegan muffin By name, these muffins may sound strange—millet and chocolate would hardly make a list of most popular culinary combos. The muffins, though, are one of the tastiest new pastries I’ve eaten in a long time. Not too sweet, […]

July 7, 2022

Wild Juruá Chocolate Bar – New Limited Edition!

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Wild Juruá 70% Bar from the Brazilian Rainforest Every once in a while, in a Zingerman’s world that is filled with special people and special products, something comes along that is so exceptional from start to finish that it grabs my attention at a particularly high level. This newly-arrived chocolate bar, […]

October 6, 2022

Fire Parched Wild Rice

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Salute to Really Wild Wild Rice If you’ve never tried really wild wild rice–I mean the real thing, not the commercial replica—you’re in for a revelatory eating experience! Really wild wild rice is one of the best examples I can come up with of the difference between treating what we work […]

September 28, 2022

Cauliflower and Harissa Salad

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A terrific taste of Tunisia to make at home Local heirloom tomato season is coming to an end for 2022, but cauliflower is still going strong! This simple salad is a wonderful way to feature it in these first weeks of the fall season. To make the salad, simply steam or […]

September 14, 2022

Dobos Torta: New and Improved!

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The Bakehouse’s fantastic version just got better still! Dobos Torta is the creation of József Dobos who first developed it in his Budapest bakery back in 1884. Dobos’ family apparently had long roots in the food world, so it was probably not a shock when he opened his pastry shop in […]

September 13, 2022

How to Use Varietal Honeys

7 of Our Favorite Ways to Put Honey to Good Use If you’ve been following along with our honey series, you know all about the history of honey, how it’s made, what to look for when buying honey, and a few of our favorite varietals to try. (Don’t fret if you missed them, catch up […]