The Deli Dish

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 18, 2022

Making Greek Salad at Home

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An August homage to Ann Arbor’s Greek community In his inaugural address as University of Michigan’s president in 1852, Henry Tappan shared a piece of his vision for the still young university town: “Here a new Athens shall arise.” Tappan was speaking about the commitment to learning, philosophy, and art that […]

August 11, 2022

A Simple and Tasty Tomato Sauce

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews You can make this tomato sauce in your own kitchen in as few as 15 minutes! When August arrives, it marks the start of the six to eight weeks out of each year in Ann Arbor that we have amazing tomatoes to enjoy. I’m particularly fortunate because Tammie grows incredibly delicious […]

July 9, 2022

Three Easy Appetizers!

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Quick appetizers to brighten up your summer eating without spending much time in the kitchen As you probably know, I’m always up for ways to make marvelous, world-class meals in a matter of minutes. All of these can be appetizers, but you can easily add a salad, or some toast, and […]

July 9, 2022

Asparagus, Bacon, Egg – The Honest ABE Sandwich

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A great way to take advantage of the new season’s asparagus at your house! Going off the initials for asparagus, bacon, and egg, I decided to call this the Honest ABE sandwich. The name seemed appropriate—a bit of an antidote to the antipathy of modern times. A sign of spring, a […]

July 9, 2022

Red Lentil Soup with Zursun Lentils

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Satisfying soup for cold weather I love a good lentil, and when the weather is colder and darkness comes sooner, I find them particularly comforting. This great red lentil soup is ideal for quick cooking, and you can make a big pot of it and work it throughout the week! The red […]

July 9, 2022

Radicchio with Balsamela Apple Vinegar

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A wonderful warm salad for a chilly autumn evening It’s been ages since I made this dish for the first time back when I was cooking for a group of twenty somewhere, best I can recall, in the mid-90s. I’ve only rarely made it since, though I’m not sure why since […]

July 8, 2022

Walnut Mustard Potato Salad Recipe

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Vegan and very good! Along with wild mushrooms, one of my favorite parts of moving into the autumn market season is all the great local potatoes that come in. I like to make this salad with Yukon Golds, but any top-notch local potatoes will work well. The second key ingredient is […]

July 8, 2022

Portuguese Piri Piri Salad

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers dressed with Portugal’s spicy piri piri sauce As I was thinking about good ways to take full advantage of some of the last of the heirloom tomatoes we’ll be getting around here this year, I remembered this salad that I learned many years ago from Jasper White, […]

July 8, 2022

Harissa-Roasted Plum Tomatoes

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A terrific addition to your early September suppers! I’m all about putting the season’s bounty of ripe tomatoes from the Farmer’s Market to good use in my home kitchen. Another wonderfully easy way to take advantage of the harvest is this harissa-roasted plum tomatoes recipe! Pick up a pound or two […]

July 7, 2022

Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A pairing of two of the season’s super tasty red fruits The other evening Tammie mentioned something to me about putting tomatoes and watermelon together in salad. Falling back, as we all can do to unconscious biases, I pushed the idea aside. It “sounded strange.” A few days later I gave […]

July 6, 2022

Harissa-Roasted Carrots and Dates

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Delicious vegetable dish with a North Mediterranean spin Here’s a dish that’s terrifically delicious, nutritionally excellent, and easy to make! It features the incredibly tasty and exceptionally versatile harissa we get from the Mahjoub family in Tunisia. The Mahjoubs have been farming the family lands, about 45 minutes west of Tunis, for over a century. […]