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Michael Paterniti and Zingerman’s on NPR

Award-winning author Michael Paterniti, whose book The Telling Room recounts his adventures searching for a long-lost Spanish cheese first encountered at Zingerman’s Deli, was interviewed this past weekend by Linda Werthheimer on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday.

Paterniti talks about how how Ari’s food-seeking adventures led to his book. From the NPR site:The Telling Room cover

“He had been eating Spanish food and gone to Spain,” Paterniti tells NPR’s Linda Wertheimer, “and then in four paragraphs, in this very short entry about this cheese, Paramo de Guzman, Ari told the story of having met this cheesemaker, Ambrosio, and he had had this conversation about the cheese, and was told that the cheese came from an old family recipe, that it was aged in a cave for a year. And Ari described it as sublime. About 10 years later, when I went on assignment to Spain, I decided to go up to the village and see if I could try a little bit.”

Listen to Linda Werthheimer’s interview with Michael. 

On Thursday, September 26, Michael Paterniti comes to Zingerman’s Events on 4th to tell the story first-hand.  He’ll be signing copies of the book, as well as copies of the Zingerman’s News that cover its release. We’ll also be tasting an array of very fine Spanish foods, including many of our favorite traditional cheeses.

Watch this space: More event details to come!