Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 2/17/14

Dr. Vic Strecher at ZingTrain

Vic Strecher could talk to you eloquently and cogently about public health, adventures, the life of cows and dogs in India, dung beetles, modern neuroscience and ancient philosophy, entrepreneurship, disease prevention, innovation …. and if that’s not reason enough to come and listen to Dr. Strecher talk then perhaps this is. Vic Strecher recently emerged from a life experience that made him question his ultimate purpose and being the kind of person he is, he distilled his learnings from the journey into a book On Purpose: Lessons in Life and Health From the Frog, The Dung Beetle, and Julia. The book is a self-help guide, college lecture, confessional, and time-travel adventure all rolled into one. On Purpose uses a beautiful, fantasy-fueled, graphic novel format to tell a story of self-discovery and personal growth you’ll never forget. Please join us coming Wednesday, February 19, 730am-930am.


A Beekeeper’s Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse


Honey is honey, just that simple. But the life of a bee and making the honey is not. Did you know a hive of bees will fly over 55,000 miles to bring you one pound of honey? And that one pound of honey came from two million flowers? Considering one honeybee will only make about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her entire lifetime, that is not a simple task. Please join us at Zingerman’s Roadhouse this Wednesday, February 19, 7pm. Chef Alex has created a meal inspired by chef and spokesperson for The National Honey Board, Laurey Masterton and featuring recipes from her book, The Fresh Honey Cookbook. While Laurey is not able be at the dinner with us, her spirit and love of honey will shine through the meal.


gelato-sesaonal-6-packChocolate Gelato Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join Zingerman’s Creamery gelato-makers Josh and Guy as they guide you through our selection of special, February-only Chocolate gelato flavors. The flavors range from the very traditional Chocolate Balsamic Strawberry to Mexican-inspired Chocolate Heat, as well as flavors highlighting local bean-to-bar chocolate from our friends at Peppalo Chocolate in Tecumseh, MI. The tasting will include a visit to the production area with Josh and Guy. This gelato is as fresh as it gets! Psst! They are also working on a top secret, brand-new flavor especially made for this tasting…


Staff Favorites at Zingerman’s Mail Order


Ever wonder what foods our staff considers must-haves for their fridges and pantries? How about our (Better than) San Francisco Style Sourdough? Or real Parmigiano Reggiano? Or our most popular pastry, delicious Sourcream Coffeecake? Here’s a list of some of the great products that our staff simply cannot do without.

Rigo Jancsi torteRigó Jancsi at Zingerman’s Bakehouse

A traditional Hungarian coffeehouse torte named after Rigó Jancsi [ree-go yan-CHEE] (1858-1927), a famous Hungarian violinist who seduced and married Clara Ward, Princesse de Caraman-Chimay. It’s two light layers of chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate rum whipped cream and iced with apricot glaze and dark chocolate ganache. Rigó Jancsi tortes and slices are 20% off this month.

Save on Balsamic Vinegar at Zingerman’s Deli


Our 14th Annual Balsamic Blowout continues through the end of February. Amazing deals on your favorite Balsamics! You can choose from samplers from Vecchia or Modena or order a whole barrel! Stop by the Deli for a taste!

Winter Deal Continues at Zingerman’s Catering


There’s still time to Buy One Get One Half off at Zingerman’s Catering! Place a catering order for pick-up or delivery, and get your next order of equal or lesser value half off. Order what you’d like — bag lunches on Monday, lasagna on Wednesday or whatever else you have in mind, and you’ll get half off the lesser order. This offer is good for orders that are picked up or delivered through the end of February, so call and order as many times as you’d like!