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deli-ca-LESSONS

Welcome to the Deli halls of flavor where learning is for life! Whatever your fancy, we’ve got a (deli-ca)lesson for you. We’ll even let you eat in class. Events for kids and adults alike!

June 2018
$15

Just for Kids: Summer Pasta Demo and Tasting

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Woo hoo! School is out and summer is here! At Zingerman’s, we get excited for summer for lots of reasons – one of them is summer cooking! In this JUST FOR KIDS demo and tasting – our good friend Brad from Zingerman’s Mail Order will be here to teach you to taste like an expert, introduce you to some of our favorite summer ingredients, and demonstrate how they can easily be put them together for a simple summer meal that you can make yourself at home! Even better?! Most of our favorite ingredients will be ON SALE during our huge SUMMER SALE – so tell your parents all about them so you can stock up your pantry and cook all summer long..

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingerman's Bakehouse Pies
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Pies

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Be the star at your July 4th picnic celebration by showing off your JUST FOR KIDS knowledge about PIES! We’ve got all our favorites in the case this summer – including coconut cream, key lime and cherry – to name a few!! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll teach you to taste like an expert, introduce you to all of our favorite summer pies and tell you all about how our baker friends at Zingerman’s Bakehouse make them. Oh yeah, and we’ll taste some pie! Do you like yours topped with whipped cream or gelato?

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingerman's Bakehouse Pies
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Pies

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Be the star at your July 4th picnic celebration by showing off your JUST FOR KIDS knowledge about PIES! We’ve got all our favorites in the case this summer – including coconut cream, key lime and cherry – to name a few!! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll teach you to taste like an expert, introduce you to all of our favorite summer pies and tell you all about how our baker friends at Zingerman’s Bakehouse make them. Oh yeah, and we’ll taste some pie! Do you like yours topped with whipped cream or gelato?

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingermans Just For Kids Cheese
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Cheese

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We ask all the kids who attend our JUST FOR KIDS tastings what else they want to taste with us, and the common answer is CHEESE (second only to candy, and c’mon, that’s pretty awesome for cheese). We’re calling all budding cheesemongers to join us for a delicious introduction to the world of cheese! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll explore the world of cheese by sampling and learning about different styles of cheese. We’ll talk about all the basics of cheese, including how cheese is made and what makes each style unique. It’s going to be so gouda (sorry for the cheesy pun. oops, we did it again! we’re just cracking ourselves up so we won’t be blue!)

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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July 2018
Free

Ann Arbor District Library Summer Game Event

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Guess what?! All you AADL Summer Game players…Zingerman’s Deli is partnering with the Ann Arbor District Library and we will have activities and codes for you to earn for this summer’s game!! Woot Woot! We’re beyond excited! We hope you are too!! Check out play.aadl.org for all the official deets, but as a teaser–we can tell you that there will be a tasting adventure, a website search and a family friendly event at the downtown library on July 3rd from 2-4pm with food! Yep, that’s right! Food! And codes!! Game on!!

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$50

Flavors of Emilia-Romagna Dinner

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

with featured guest Andrea Bezzecchi from Acetaia San Giacomo
Doors open at 6:30pm, tasting starts at 6:45pm
Emilia-Romagna is a region in Northern Italy that includes many of our favorite foods. The region includes Parma, Bologna, Modena, and Reggio Emilia. We’ll serve traditional dishes from the region highlighting some of our favorite producers from the region. We’ll have Parma ham from Pio Tosini, Parmigiano-Reggiano from Roncadella and Borgotaro, honey from Miele Thun, and vinegars from San Giacomo.

The evening will be set up with shared tables and family style service, and will include non alcoholic shrubs featuring the vinegars of the region as well as tastings of Lambrusco and another surprise wine from the region.

All dinners include a 20% off coupon to shop at Zingerman’s Deli so you can purchase these or other items to take home and experiment.

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Zingerman's Mozzarella Making
$25

Just for Kids: Make your own Mozzarella!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In this JUST FOR KIDS class, our resident cheesemonger will teach you how to make your own fresh mozzarella!! Seriously, you’ll be the star of your family kitchen with these new skills. You’ll be getting your hands wet, learning how to pull your own mozzarella curd, and have a chance to ask questions and taste the curd at different moments in the process. Better yet, you’ll leave with a couple of balls of mozzarella to take home and enjoy with your friends and family! BYOApron or we’ll have some for you to borrow.

We think kids ages 6-14 are the perfect age for this class. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. Kids will be getting their hands into hot water. We’ll have latex gloves on hand if needed (or bring your own if latex isn’t good for you). All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop back at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingerman's Kids Candy
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Candy

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

OMG! We’re doing it again … a class all about candy … JUST FOR KIDS!! Our sweet treat experts from Zingerman’s Next Door will tell you why the candy we sell at Zingerman’s Deli is so special. You’ll learn all about our favorites, hear some stories about our favorite candy makers, and learn about some of our more interesting selections. Best part of the class – we’re gonna eat some candy!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingerman's Meat Monger's Choice
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Deli Meat

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Our Deli meat counter is busy all day long, slicing and wrapping delicious meats from around the world. In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’re going to expand your palette beyond the ordinary turkey and ham that you might find on the sandwich in your lunchbox. We’ll learn about the variety of meats made around the world – from Italian prosciutto from Italy to Hungarian salami – and what makes the ones we bring here to the Deli different from what you might find at the grocery store. And best yet … we’ll taste them all!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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August 2018
Zingerman's Kid's Kitchen Essentials
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Deli Kitchen Favorites

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our Deli kitchen is busy every day making our tried and true favorites for our guests – potato salad, chocolate pudding, and russian dressing, just to name a few. In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll explore these favorites with our very own Chef Rodger! He’ll tell you some stories about how our recipes came to be, talk about what makes our recipes different from others and reveal some of the secret ingredients that make our favorite products so special. Oh yeah, and we’ll taste them all!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Sundae Social featuring a HOT DOG STAND!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hot diggity dog, it’s the Sundae Social with a Sundae bar & Hot Dog bar! Our Next Door sweet treat experts will help you make a custom designed sundae featuring gelato from Zingerman’s Creamery and fabulous toppings like housemade chocolate syrup, cookie crumbles from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, or peanut brittle from Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory. Our party fun will also include fun activities for kids of all ages. PLUS, relish the chance to deck out your dog with all the condiments: diced onions, dill relish, spicy mustard, The Brinery sauerkraut, crushed potato chips, bacon and more!

Free to attend; Gelato Sundaes and hot dogs for purchase. No reservation required. Open-house style –come for part or the entire event. Either way, make sure to bring your sweet tooth!

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$35

Summer Pantry Essentials Hosted by Grace Singleton

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you wish you could be prepared to handle surprise drop-in guests at any time or want some new flavor combinations to experiment with? If you want your foods to have more zing or wonder what you should have in your pantry to add great taste to any dish you make, then this is the tasting for you!

We’ll be in the height of the market season for Michigan foods and I’ll show you several different simple recipes using local ingredients and my favorite foods to have around “just in case” some friends stop by. We’ll taste seasonal dishes that highlight the favorite foods I always keep on hand in my pantry to pair with summer foods.

All tastings include a 20% off coupon to shop at Zingerman’s Deli so you can purchase these or other items to take home and experiment.

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Cranberry Pecan Bread
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Bread

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Just because you are a kid doesn’t mean that you have to eat plain, ol’ soft white bread (but we like that too!) Come to this class that is JUST FOR KIDS and we’ll explore some of the many breads that are made by Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Real artisan bakers craft sourdough, rye, farm, paesano and other breads using traditional methods and flavorful ingredients and we’ll taste them all and more! And by more, we mean bread with chunks of dark chocolate! Did we just say bread with chocolate? Oh yeah, we did!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingerman's Deli Rustic Italian Bread
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of Bread

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Just because you are a kid doesn’t mean that you have to eat plain, ol’ soft white bread (but we like that too!) Come to this class that is JUST FOR KIDS and we’ll explore some of the many breads that are made by Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Real artisan bakers craft sourdough, rye, farm, paesano and other breads using traditional methods and flavorful ingredients and we’ll taste them all and more! And by more, we mean bread with chunks of dark chocolate! Did we just say bread with chocolate? Oh yeah, we did!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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