The Deli Dish

September 22, 2022

Meet the Maker: Moon Shine Trading Co.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED   Join us for a honey tasting! Honey is one of the oldest sweeteners known to be consumed by humans and we’re pretty sweet on it at the Deli (have you seen our wall of honey?).  In this Meet the Maker event, Deli Event Coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson and Specialty Food Manager […]

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 […]

September 11, 2022

Tips for Buying Great Honey

ADAPTED FROM ZINGERMAN’S GUIDE TO GOOD EATING, BY ARI WEINZWEIG And 10 Honey Varietals to Seek Out As we shared in our Introduction to Honey, the best honey varietals are often gathered from single floral sources. Beekeepers follow the flowers from field to field as the seasons change. As with good wine or good olive […]

September 11, 2022

An Introduction to Honey

ADAPTED FROM ZINGERMAN’S GUIDE TO GOOD EATING, BY ARI WEINZWEIG Why This Beloved Sweetener is the Bee’s Knees Although honey is sometimes thought of as a homogeneous substance, there are more than three hundred varieties in the world. And no, “plastic bear” is not one of them! Honey starts with the nectar found naturally in […]

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 […]

September 5, 2022

Lamb and Honey Stew Recipe

This recipe is originally from the Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating by Ari Weinzweig. This stew brings together a medieval combination of Spanish flavors. The aroma released as it’s cooking will assure perfect attendance at the dinner table. It’s a staple on our Deli’s Rosh Hashanah menu, offering an alternative to the standard beef or chicken […]

August 22, 2022

Meadowfoam Honey from Moon Shine Trading Co.

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Manna for sweet eaters, and a great way to ring in a sweet New Year The arrival of Rosh Hashanah reminds me each year to again appreciate the flavor of the many extraordinary varietal honeys we have on hand every day. Given that I grew up with the same standardized, highly […]

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 […]

March 13, 2022

Snowberry Honey from Idaho

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Golden Reserve honey brings bittersweet beauty to our days Snowberry honey is something of a secret in most of the world, but it’s been one of my favorites for a good while now! If you’ve never had it, swing by the Deli and buy a jar soon! It’s an eminently […]

October 1, 2021

Perfectly Paired: Apples and Honey – CANCELLED

We are so sorry, this event has been cancelled. Fall in Michigan means football, changing leaves and APPLE SEASON!  We get excited for local apples at the Deli because they are so delicious in our Deli applesauce.  And of course we look forward to Zingerman’s Bakehouse’s Rustic Apple Pie and Caramel Apple Cake coming back […]

May 11, 2021

In Memoriam: The Magical Honeys of Mieli Thun

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The tragic loss of a culinary legend and a call to continue his tradition The Italian culinary journal Gambero Rosso wrote: “Andrea Paternoster, the innovative beekeeper who revolutionized the honey sector in Italy with his Mieli Thun honeys, died today, April 18, 2021.” Andrea was killed, tragically, at the age of […]

April 15, 2021

Zing Sampler: Mieli Thun Honey

Mieli Thun is a small, but passionate company in Italy that brings us monofloral and nomadic honeys, produced by taking the bees to sixty extraordinary sites.  This is a family tradition that involves trips all over the country, careful observation and paying heed to the tales of the farmers, who are true connoisseurs of the […]