The Deli Dish

  • A top-down photo of a Mezes Kremes Torta on a marble surface next to a circular ceramic plate with a slice of torta and a fork on it.

    Mézes Kremes Torta from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Incredible caramelized honey cream cake One of Budapest’s best-loved treats is rarely seen outside its cream-and-pastry-loving homeland! Happily, thanks to the passion, skill, and dedication of … Continued

  • Hungarian Pastry at the Bakehouse

    With several trips to Hungary and over a decade of hard work in their professional kitchens, our baking pals at Zingerman’s Bakehouse have been recreating many Hungarian delicacies since 2011. … Continued

  • Potato Bacon Rétes at the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Flaky, filled Hungarian pastry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner The Bakehouse’s work with Hungarian foods has been, for me, one of the most inspiring stories … Continued

  • Beigli from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Excellent pastry in the style of Budapest Over the last 10 years or so, these wonderful Walnut Beigli (pronounced “bay-glee”) have become one of our … Continued

  • Hungarian Paprika from the Hodi Family

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A new arrival in Ann Arbor from the south of Hungary I’m excited to say that, after many months of waiting (pandemic-induced ordering issues, etc.), we’ve … Continued

  • Tokaji Cream Cake from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A modern pairing of traditional Hungarian sweet wine and pastry One of the richest, creamiest, lightest, and most unusual of the many great Hungarian baked goods … Continued

  • Cabbage & Goose Fat Rétes at the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Super tasty, traditional Hungarian savory strudel served up May 5-7 Cabbage Rétes (the middle one pictured) is a favorite Hungarian flavor we discovered during our time … Continued

  • Pogácsa from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A classic Hungarian “biscuit” for breakfast, lunch or dinner Although aficionados have been enjoying them for years now, the Pogácsa (pronounced “poh-gotcha”) at the Bakehouse seem … Continued

  • Flodni at The Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The traditional Jewish pastry that’s made its way into Hungarian hearts While very few people in the U.S. will have heard of flodni, in Budapest their acclaim … Continued

  • Zingerman's Illustration of three blue sardines

    Things You Never Knew About Sardines

    Everybody knows something about these delicious little fish, but we’re confident that we’ve got plenty of new info on sardines in here for you.

  • Tunisian Pimento Cheese Recipe

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Handmade Tunisian Harissa combined with handcrafted Creamery Cream Cheese Fifteen years or so ago, we did a T-shirt at the Roadhouse to promote our then-new Pimento … Continued

  • A top-down photo of a Mezes Kremes Torta on a marble surface next to a circular ceramic plate with a slice of torta and a fork on it.

    Mézes Kremes Torta from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Incredible caramelized honey cream cake One of Budapest’s best-loved treats is rarely seen outside its cream-and-pastry-loving homeland! Happily, thanks to the passion, skill, and dedication of … Continued

  • A quarter of a wheel of Dutch Gouda cheese on a sheet of Deli parchment paper.

    Dutch Gouda from De Graafstroom Dairy

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Artisan aged cheese from a 115-year-old farmers cooperative If that First International Anarchist World Congress that I wrote about last week had reconvened again a year or two … Continued

  • Two Blueberry Buckles with a Bakehouse pastry bag underneath. One of the Buckles is still wrapped, while the other is unwrapped and has a slice cut from it.

    Wild Blueberry Buckle From the Bakehouse

    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 … Continued

Jewish Specialties

  • A top-down photo of a Flourless Chocolate Orange Torte on a marble countertop with two slices cut from it, and another slice on a circular white plate along with a fork.

    Flourless Chocolate Orange Passover Torte

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The classic Zingerman’s dessert for the holiday or any day This terrific dark chocolate torte has been part of our Passover offerings in the ZCoB … Continued

  • A top-down photo of a bowl of two matzo balls in a bowl of broth topped with finely sliced green onions. The bowl is on a wooden table.

    Consider the Matzo Ball

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A prerequisite at many American Ashkenazi Passover meals For many Americans, April is the start of baseball season. For many American Jews, it’s also the … Continued

  • A square slice of noodle kugel with raisins throughout.

    The Deli’s Recipe for Noodle Kugel

    Often included as a part of an abundant Rosh Hashanah feast, our Noodle Kugel is a year-round favorite. The recipe is a Deli classic—Ari got it from his grandmother, and … Continued

  • An assortment of apples and different jarred honeys on a white background.

    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 … Continued

  • A top-down photo of a Mezes Kremes Torta on a marble surface next to a circular ceramic plate with a slice of torta and a fork on it.

    Mézes Kremes Torta from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Incredible caramelized honey cream cake One of Budapest’s best-loved treats is rarely seen outside its cream-and-pastry-loving homeland! Happily, thanks to the passion, skill, and dedication of … Continued

  • Two Blueberry Buckles with a Bakehouse pastry bag underneath. One of the Buckles is still wrapped, while the other is unwrapped and has a slice cut from it.

    Wild Blueberry Buckle From the Bakehouse

    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 … Continued

  • A plate of four Deli breakfast burritos wrapped in Deli paper with a cup of Zingerman's coffee behind it, and the Next Door Cafe front porch in the background.

    Breakfast at Zingerman’s Next Door Cafe

    Since 1991, The Next Door Café has been abuzz every morning with a bounty of breakfast and beverage options that have earned us quite the collection of early bird regulars. … Continued

  • A photo of part of the mural inside the Next Door Cafe. A hand is coming into frame with a small paintbrush and is adding detail to a white flower with a red center.

    Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Mural

    If you’ve visited us at the Next Door Café recently, you’ve almost certainly seen our mural. Given that it appears in every single customer-facing area of the Café, it’s hard … Continued

  • A quarter of a wheel of Dutch Gouda cheese on a sheet of Deli parchment paper.

    Dutch Gouda from De Graafstroom Dairy

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Artisan aged cheese from a 115-year-old farmers cooperative If that First International Anarchist World Congress that I wrote about last week had reconvened again a year or two … Continued

  • Two Blueberry Buckles with a Bakehouse pastry bag underneath. One of the Buckles is still wrapped, while the other is unwrapped and has a slice cut from it.

    Wild Blueberry Buckle From the Bakehouse

    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 … Continued

  • A top-down photo of about two dozen red radishes with their leafy tops still on, resting on a wooden tray.

    Revueltos with Radish Greens

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Super simple, seasonally appropriate, Spanish-style scrambled eggs Thinking back to the radishes and butter I wrote about as an appetizer last week … one of … Continued