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This Week at Zingerman’s 9/10/13

WEEK OF 9/10/13

Taste of Extremedura
This week, the Zingerman’s Deli brings the taste of Spain to you!
All week long we’re showcasing our products from the Extremedura region of Spain.
We’ll have sampling sessions daily from 11a-2p. Beginning Wednesday, our special guests, John and Ana Cancilla of Marqués de Valduez will host the tastings and lend their expertise. Stop by for a taste of España!


Lovely Mariano Sanz Terese Arrojo Olive Oil

Wednesday, it’s our Taste of Spain event. What better way to approach a taste of Spain than to bring Spain to you? John and Ana Cancilla will guide us through a tasting of our Spanish products, and explain the different ways that they use these products in their home kitchen. It will be a night of Spanish geography lessons along with the flavors that bring those areas to life.


Amazing Rabitos Chocolate-Filled Figs

Our week in Spain culminates with our 28th Annual Paella Party, a dramatic a two-grill Paella throwdown on Zingerman’s Deli Patio! There will be a special presentation on Paella at noon, then Chef Rodger and his crew deal the goods: Three kinds of traditional Paella — Chicken/Chorizo, Seafood and Vegetarian grilled over Mesquite right before your eyes. Those in the know will be lined up for the Padron Peppers. Don’t miss it!

Ari Paella Past

Ari Supervises Paella Past

Miel de Cacao: Cocoa syrup from Ecuador!
Our friends at Mindo Chocolate have created something very special, and Zingerman’s Mail Order can bring it right to your door!

Mail Order partner Mo Frechette:

“This isn’t chocolate, but rather a syrup created from the fruit that holds the seeds that they make chocolate from! Confused? I was the first time I saw miel de cacao. It’s not a product I’ve ever seen in the marketplace or through chocolate makers or anywhere. But it makes sense. Cacao beans are really seeds inside a large fruit. Each cacao plant might produce three or four fruits or pods. The pods are harvested, the beans removed and the fruit thrown away.

“That’s how it usually happens. But to make miel de cacao you actually need the fruit! Making miel de cacao is very simple and something that cacao growers have done for years. They remove the beans and collect the fruit together and let it sit for a few days in glass jars and containers. A syrup (what they are calling miel which is Spanish for “honey”) drips down to the bottom, is collected and then jarred for us. The resulting syrup has rich citrus flavors, hints of mango, papaya and melon. It can be used as honey and drizzled over all manner of foods, mixed into yogurt, oatmeal, over pancakes…wherever your curiosity takes you.

“After opening the jar, keep it in the fridge till it’s gone (which probably won’t take that long). From Mindo Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate company in Dexter, Michigan.”


Creamery Cheese of the Month
The Zingerman’s Creamery is featuring Bridgewater as the September Cheese of the Month. The Bridgewater is one of our most flavorful cheeses. Made from fresh cow’s milk, this super-rich, double-cream, soft-ripened orb is spiked with cracked and whole black Telicherry peppercorns for a full-flavored peppery zing that perfectly complements the slight citrus and gentle mushroom notes of the paste.


Bridgewater Cheese from Zingerman’s Creamery

Rosh Hashanah specials continue at the Zingerman’s Bakehouse through Saturday. All your holiday favorites!

  • Round Challah Turbans, with or with out run soaked raisins.
  • Braided Moroccan Challah brushed with honey and sprinkled with poppy, sesame and anise seeds.
  • Buckwheat Honey cakes with almonds and golden raisins.

We’re also making apple strudel, poppy cream cheese strudel, Hungarian apple walnut poppy seed flodni, and other treats all month long. Also ask about our rugelach, mandelbrot, macaroon and kifli gift boxes!

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Fresh, quality food the Westside Farmers’ Market! Each Thursday, from 3p-7p, the Zingerman’s Roadhouse parking lot is filled with vendors selling a wide variety of fruits, veggies, baked goods, and much more! Vendors includes Mindo Chocolate Makers, Corridor Sausage Company, the Brinery, and tons more! San Street is there with their delicious Korean street food and the WSFM accepts Food Assistance programs like SNAP, EBT, Bridge Card, and Food Stamps. We’re also dog friendly, so stop on by!

See you soon!