The Deli Dish

August 31, 2022

Delectable Muscatel Vinegar from Spain at the Deli

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Muscatel with Orange Blossom Honey make a lovely sweet-sour combination The Alemany family began to sell honey and honey-based confectionery all the way back in 1879. One hundred twenty-three years and five generations later, they’re still at it. Located in the small town of Os de Balaguer, about half an hour […]

August 21, 2022

Vinegar 101

This event will take place IN PERSON at Zingerman’s Delicatessen! The unsung hero of the culinary world is most certainly vinegar. Often undervalued and dismissed as unimportant, vinegar can be an afterthought when you’re cooking. In reality, it’s a secret weapon in your kitchen arsenal that helps unlock the subtle hidden flavors. Join Deli Supervisor […]

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

Gingras Apple Cider Vinegar from Quebec

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A humble ingredient in the Roadhouse pulled pork barbecue & super for your salads at home Gingras apple cider vinegar might well be one of the humblest ingredients we have on hand. It gets very little attention and it’s almost never written about in articles, but its quality contributes quietly to […]

March 24, 2022

6-Year-Old Banyuls Vinegar

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A superb, little-known specialty from the South of France If you don’t yet know about Banyuls vinegar, let me introduce you. It’s one of my longtime favorites. While Balsamic continues to dominate headlines and sales statistics, Banyuls, I believe, is one of the most underrated vinegars we’ve got. Much less […]

March 3, 2022

Real Fig Vinegar from Northern Italy

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Wonderful, naturally sweet condiment The problems of nationalism, conflict, and the shifting of political borders are neither unique to Ukraine nor new to the world (see anarchist Rudolph Rocker’s terrific Nationalism and Culture for more on this). As part of the political and border shifts that accompanied the violence of […]

January 12, 2022

Tiburtini White Wine Vinegar by Fratelli Pofi

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Artisan vinegar from Italy shows its stuff at the Deli One of the best vinegars on our shelves for over twenty years now, it recently arrived back at the Deli after being absent for most of the year. I quickly bought a bottle to bring home, and, as I have […]

January 6, 2022

Balsamic 101

Ever wandered around the Deli and wondered what food could possibly be so valuable that it would be locked inside that little glassed off section of shelving near the olive oils? The answer is vinegar: finely aged, potently flavorful, rare and authentic balsamic vinegar. While our top-shelf vinegars are kept safe behind lock and key, […]

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 […]

October 1, 2020

PX Sherry Vinegar, Ari’s all-time favorite vinegar

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews My all-time favorite vinegar I keep thinking I’ll outgrow this sherry vinegar, imagining that one of these days my attention will be drawn elsewhere and that I’ll move on to marveling at some other of the many amazing offerings we have on the shelves at the Deli. But when all is […]

December 4, 2019

Anna Maria 1934 Balsamic Vinegar

A first for Zingerman’s and the U.S.! This tradizionale balsamic was created for Anna Maria of La Vecchia Dispensa in 1934 Aged in wood cherry, oak, juniper, chestnut and mulberry barrels.

May 31, 2019

Vinegar: The Unsung Hero

The unsung hero of the culinary world is most certainly vinegar! It’s a secret weapon in your kitchen arsenal that helps unlock the subtle hidden flavors.