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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Bread, Cheese, Cooking with Grace, Deli, Recipes

Cooking with Grace: An Easy, Delicious & Toasty Breakfast

Welcome to Cooking with Grace! This is where Grace Singleton, a managing partner at the Deli, shares her delectable home cooking with us. This week, she brings us a quick, easy and delicious breakfast that anyone can make at home. “I was craving something different for breakfast and wanted something really flavorful and simple to […]

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Bakehouse, Bread

Why I NEVER Store My Bread in Plastic Bags

With all these breads in my kitchen counter, you might be inclined to think that I carefully store them all in plastic bags to keep them fresh. I don’t. Ever. NEVER. That’s right. For all the bread I bring home, I never, ever, ever put it in plastic bags. Why? Because although this may sound […]

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