Bread, Coffee, Cooking, ZCoBbers

French Toasty Memories

My earliest memory is of French Toast. Given that it’s my first, and a happy one, it’s one that I’ve polished, studied, and restored, time and time again. I distinctly remember waking up to the sound of my mom’s quick steps on the sidewalk, leaving at dawn for her waitressing job at a now non-existent […]

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Agriculture, Bakehouse, Baking, Bread

Some Granular Facts About Grain

This article comes to us from Amy Emberling, Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Bakehouse and leader of the Bakehouse’s new initiative, the Grain Commission, dedicated to sharing information about grains from stories about local farmers to milling information, to how to use them in baking and cooking. Installment #1 from the Bakehouse Grain Commission Grains have been […]

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Bakehouse, Baking, Bread, Food Artisans

Hot Cross Buns: Don’t Miss This Storied Easter Treat!

For the longest time, I just thought Hot Cross Buns was a song you learned to play on the recorder in 5th grade. Little did I know these specialties are a quintessential part of the Easter holiday season and a beloved part of Zingerman’s Bakehouse spring Special Bakes (items we only make once in a […]

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Bakehouse, Bread, Food Artisans

Gumption & Grilled Cheese: The Saga of Sourdough

Now, I suppose I can start back at the beginning of the story. We have been baking Sourdough bread since we opened the Bakehouse, back in 1992. But, back then, we called it “San Francisco Sourdough,” in honor of the well known naturally leavened bread tradition out in California. Fitting, right? As the Bakehouse started […]

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Bakehouse, Bread, Food Artisans

Local Favorite, Local Flavor: Our Chestnut Baguette Is SO Michigan

Here at Zingerman’s Bakehouse, we have taken the phrase “eating local” to heart with the dawn of our Michigan Chestnut Baguette (among other things). The history of chestnuts at the Bakehouse goes back nearly 50 years. Bakehouse co-founder, Frank Carollo, has been eating chestnuts for many years. It was a common food at the holiday […]

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Bakehouse, Bread

Our Rustic Italian Is a Gateway to the Wonderful World of Artisan Bread

Growing up in Ann Arbor, I have always had really great bread right at my fingertips. Well, at least by the time I started eating bread (and having bread preferences), it has always been a short drive away at the Bakehouse. In fact, some of my earliest memories are of my mom, with me in […]

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