The Deli Dish

July 17, 2022

Boston Cream Pie from Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Boston Cream Pie… Is it a pie? Is it a cake? What we know – it’s delicious! Take one bite and you’ll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it.

February 24, 2022

Hungarian Dessert: Rigó Jancsi

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Chocolate Torte with Chestnut Cream- a seriously terrific Hungarian pastry!   It’s been over a decade now since we first started making Rigó Jancsi at the Bakehouse. It’s one of the most elegant, and excellent, pieces of pastry we make, and it has a terrific story to go with it. Rigó […]

December 7, 2021

Adopt an Alp: Glarner Alpkäse

INTRODUCTION We’re bringing you Glarner Alpkäse cheese as part of the Adopt and Alp effort.  Each year since 2015, Zingerman’s Delicatessen has helped support the family farmers and cheesemakers in the Alps of Switzerland through our Adopt An Alp effort. We import different Alpage cheeses–each with a special story about the lifestyle, traditions, people and […]

December 7, 2021

Adopt an Alp: Tompey L’Etivaz AOP

INTRODUCTION We’re bringing you Tompey L’Etivaz AOP cheese as part of the Adopt and Alp effort.  Each year since 2015, Zingerman’s Delicatessen has helped support the family farmers and cheesemakers in the Alps of Switzerland through our Adopt An Alp effort. We import different Alpage cheeses–each with a special story about the lifestyle, traditions, people […]

July 1, 2021

5 Steps to Tasting Great Food

Or, How to Taste Food Like an Expert Adapted from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating, by Ari Weinzweig If we’re going to eat multiple times a day for the rest of our lives, we might as well make our meals as enjoyable and interesting as possible. For a modicum of effort, even the least-experienced eater […]

July 1, 2021

An Eater’s Guide to Tinned Fish at the Deli

  For everyone from pantry stockers, busy home cooks and dorm dwellers to pescatarians, campers and road trippers, tinned fish is the perfect food. Sustainable, portable and delicious, tinned fish defies social stereotypes and appeals to everyone from salt-of-the-earth workers to culinary elites. For the uninitiated, tinned fish – beyond the ever approachable tinned tuna – may […]

July 1, 2021

Rozendal Wine Vinegars

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews 12-year-old biodynamic masterpieces from South Africa These are, to my taste, one of the most wonderful products we sell. Caringly crafted, beautifully presented, exceptionally delicious. They are remarkable! If you get them once, I forecast it won’t be the last time you take some home. Nearly everyone who tastes them […]

July 1, 2021

Seigneurs des Baux Olive Oil from the South of France

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A limited edition oil from France’s “magic olive” Back in 2005 I was over in the south of France, in the region of Provence, visiting the Castelas mill run by the husband-and-wife team Jean-Benoît and Catherine Hugue. They grow organically on their 45-hectare farm in the Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) region of […]

July 1, 2021

Cuvée César from the Alziari Family

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Special limited edition of single-farm French olive oil Back in the 1980s, in the early years of doing business at the Deli, extra virgin olive oil was still pretty much a secret in the U.S., barely understood even by folks who worked with food for a living. When we opened, […]

July 1, 2021

Allan Benton’s Bacon from Eastern Tennessee

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Super smoky, dry-cured bacon from an award-winning artisan When I think about joy, Allan Benton is one of the first people who comes to mind. Most folks who’ve met him will likely say much the same. While I know enough about human beings to know that Allan, like the rest […]

July 1, 2021

Modern Day “Fishwife” Tell Tales of Tinned Fish

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews New smoked tuna and smoked trout from Fishwife, a woman-owned start up What’s in a name? Becca Milstein and Caroline Goldfarb write: The term “Fishwife” dates back to the 16th century, and originally referred to the daughters or wives of fishermen who sold fish at the market. The term gradually […]

July 1, 2021

Rahmtaler Cheese—Handmade by Hansruedi Gasser

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The original full cream Switzerland Swiss at the Deli Although I grew on the shores of Lake Michigan, I have a thing for mountain cheeses. Right now, this artisan Rahmtaler, cut from wheels so big they weigh more than I do, is one of my favorites. Buttery with a hint […]