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January 12, 2021

The Meaning of Passover and the Seder Plate

  If you’ve found yourself asking: What is the meaning of the observance of Passover? What’s the significance of a seder plate? What food is served at Passover? Why is bread not served at Passover? What are Passover desserts? You’ve come to the right place for answers At Zingerman’s Delicatessen, we believe in the value […]

January 7, 2021

Recipe: How to Make Spaghetti Toast

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A home treat for grain lovers Here’s a little bit of homespun comfort food that Tammie taught me shortly after we met many years ago now. Her mother used to make it for her and her sisters—spaghetti was one of her little sister Missie’s favorites and “spaghetti toast” turned out […]

January 1, 2021

Recipe: Swiss Potato Mac & Cheese with Caramelized Onions

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Swiss potato mac is a great winter dish from the mountains to make at your house There’s no denying that we’re into the first full-on formal weeks of winter here in Michigan. A sprinkling of snow and plenty of below-freezing temperatures. Which means it’s a good time of year to […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 1, 2020

Victoria’s S’More Blondies, A Staff Recipe

  This recipe comes from Victoria–one of our staff who is well known for feeding her co-workers delicious treats from her kitchen.  This s'mores treat makes use of the delicious, handmade marshmallows made by our friends at the Zingerman's Candy Manufactory. Any chocolate chips will work, but we're especially fond of these bittersweet chips from […]

November 1, 2020

Roi Olive Oil, the perfect oil for a neophyte

If you are an olive oil neophyte, Ari recommends you try this Roi Olive Oil.  It’s been made in the mountain town of Badalucco, perched on steep slopes between the Mediterranean and the mountains. (If you saw the sweeping vistas of the steeply sloped olive groves featured in the opening of the Fat episode of […]

November 1, 2020

Laura’s Olive Oil Cake, A Staff Recipe

  I found this recipe fo an olive oil cake in an (old) edition of the New York Times when I was at a friend's house, years ago. I wrote it down and finally just got around to making it! I love Campari's double edged bitter and citrusy sweetness. Paired with the fragrant olive oil, […]

October 30, 2020

Masala Chai Blend from the Next Door Café

  As temperatures drop, nothing can compete with the warming, spicy flavors of our masala chai blend. Whether you’re a chai purist, a latte lover or are eager to try chai in any format your barista dreams up, Next Door Café offers the best in to-go chai options as well as all of the chai […]

October 25, 2020

Hot Cocoa from Next Door Café

  Move over, Europe. Your ultra thick, ultra rich, ultra luxe drinking chocolates are great, but sometimes you just want a mug of really good, everyday hot chocolate. Zingerman’s cocoa connoisseurs spent months formulating, blending and testing Next Door Café’s house blend of hot cocoa mix. “We ordered just about every cocoa we could find […]

October 15, 2020

Zingerman’s Bakehouse Bake & Serve Cookie Dough

  The Waiting Is the Hardest Part! Inspired by the Bakehouse’s brand new bake & serve cookie dough, we asked one of our favorite local 4 year olds to put it to the test (with adult supervision, of course). Here’s how it all panned out:   STEP 1 Space the cookie dough perfectly on a […]

October 15, 2020

Handmade Halloween Candy: Karamel Krunch!

  For a very limited time, the oompa loompas at Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory have created a bite-size treat that has us all wishing we could go trick-or-treating again. As a matter of fact, if word gets out in the neighborhood that you’ve got bite-sized Karamel Krunch in your candy bowl, you’ll have more adults ringing […]

October 14, 2020

Chocolate and Mint Tea and Whiskey Shots

A RECIPE FROM teapigs As much as teapigs loves a good cuppa, they are more than aware that sometimes you just need something a little bit stronger, like tea and whiskey! They have shared one of their favorite (or rather, “favourite”) tea-based cocktail recipes with us…because let’s face it, the only thing that can elevate tea […]

October 14, 2020

Super Fruit Tea and Gin Sundowner Cocktail

a recipe from teapigs As much as teapigs loves a good cuppa, they are more than aware that sometimes you just need something a little bit stronger, like tea and gin! They have shared one of their favorite (or rather, “favourite”) tea-based cocktail recipes with us…because let’s face it, the only thing that can elevate […]

October 14, 2020

Spiced Winter Tea and Rum Punch

A RECIPE FROM teapigs As much as teapigs loves a good cuppa, they are more than aware that sometimes you just need something a little bit stronger, like tea and rum! They have shared one of their favorite (or rather, “favourite”) tea-based cocktail recipes with us…because let’s face it, the only thing that can elevate […]

October 6, 2020

Rodger’s 4 Ingredient Magic Meal Formula

A BUTCHER’S MONTHLY RECIPE FROM CHEF RODGER I’m a believer in this simple magic meal formula to make a complete meal that’s easy to get on the dinner table:  Pasta + Jarred Sauce + Fresh Greens + Protein. It’s a semi-homemade family meal perfect for busy weeknights, but it’s still vibrant and full of flavor. […]