Ari's Top 5

Love, Leadership, Language, and the Life of Gustav Landauer

Putting the 100-year-old lessons of an “anarchist mystic” to work in the modern world I’ve gotten a lot of wonderful notes about last week’s piece on love and work. Thank you. It’s both comforting and rewarding to know that the thoughts resonate. The encouraging words also got me wondering. The idea of love and work […]

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Ari's Top 5

Love and Work

Why it’s worth showing love and care in all our actions Way back in 1990—in the same year that the two Germanies were reunited, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and eight years after Paul and I had opened the Deli—my friend Lex Alexander from North Carolina told me about a new book he was […]

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Good Food

Cranberry Walnut Pie

One of the quiet wonders of the Bakehouse If you’re a long time Zingerman’s regular, you likely know the items that have gained us fame over the last quarter century of baking. Sour cream coffee cakes, Jewish rye bread, Pecan Raisin, Magic Brownies, pecan pie . . . Then there are the amazing new additions—breads […]

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Cooking, Good Food

Marash Turkish Red Pepper Flakes

The magical spice of eastern Turkey If you want an easy way to help bring the flavors of your cooking alive in under a minute, you might want to pick up a jar of this terrific dried red pepper from Turkey. Marash pepper is magical. The more you use it, the more likely you’ll feel […]

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Food

Cranberry Pecan Bread from the Bakehouse

A whole lot of tasty holiday eating Brad Hedeman, skilled marketing manager at Mail Order and wonderful writer, says that this loaf is the “kissing cousin to our extremely popular Pecan Raisin Bread.” Over half a pound of dried cranberries and pecans are packed into every loaf. It’s as dense and intense as our Pecan Raisin […]

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Food

Incredibly Delicious Dates from California

Medjool dates from Rancho Meladuco in the Coachella Valley In the desert, the sight of a date palm is almost always an indicator that an oasis is at hand. Freshwater and ripe dates have always been welcome sights for travelers. Although an oasis isn’t generally the end of the trip, it provides a short but […]

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