Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 4/8/14

speaker-series-speech-bubbleSpeaker Series continues at ZingTrain

Please join us this Wednesday, April 9, 730am-930am for another thought-provoking session of the ZingTrain Speaker Series.

This week’s session will feature Eleni Kalakos, Chief Transformational Officer of The Eleni Group, whose subject will be: Think Like an Actor, Speak Like a Pro.

Let’s face it. You can’t take your eyes off a baby. That’s because they’re completely and comfortably present in their tiny little bodies, inhabiting the moment like it’s nobody’s business. They’ve got what Eleni Kelakos calls Transformational Presence – a quality that the greatest actors, leaders and speakers exude.

You were born with Transformational Presence. With that ability to truly transform and affect others by being genuinely and passionately present. It’s just grown dim over time, and like the embers of a fire it’s waiting for you to stoke it into full flame.

Ratchet up your Transformational Presence and bring it to your everyday life. Whether you’re a leader who is trying to inspire and engage, or a sales person who is trying to convince, or a presenter who is addressing one person or one thousand – this Speaker Series session is for you.


Sauced – A Dinner with Chef Brad Greenhill at Zingerman’s Deli

*There will be two seatings for this event: 530p-730p & 8p-10p

photo by: DOUG COOMBE for Concentrate Media

photo by: DOUG COOMBE for Concentrate Media

After 14 years of cooking professionally, Brad Greenhill is working on plans to open his first restaurant in Detroit. In the meantime, he has been cooking for special events in the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor area. He’s even found time to help the Brinery craft new fermentation products.

Brad Greenhill will raid the Zingerman’s pantry and create a dinner featuring a range of our pastas, hard cheeses, sauces, spices and charcuterie. This will be a 4-5 course dinner, including dessert, and will offer both carnivorous and vegetarian options. Don’t hesitate, this one is bound to fill up fast.


Passover Menu at Zingerman’s Deli

Zingerman’s Passover menu is now available. Reserve now and let us prepare your holiday meal! We offer a complete Seder meal for four, lots of traditional holiday foods, and of course, a lovely selection of Passover sweets.
Erev Passover is Monday, April, 14.


Holiday offerings at Zingerman’s Mail Order


Three big holidays are coming up, and Mail Order has the perfect assortment of delicious to compliment your fest!

  • Erev Passover is April 14, and we have a very nice selection of Passover treats to help make your holiday memorable.
  • Easter Sunday hops in on April 20, and our selection of Easter foods make a nice addition to any table!
  • And if that’s not enough, you can expect to see our special Mother’s Day catalogs arriving very soon featuring all kinds of things that mom will love on her special day!

Roaster-Pick-April-FinalApril Roaster’s Pick at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

We like Burundi Dukorere Ikawa for it’s crisp up-front acidity and hints of savoriness. It has a really pleasant tang that sweetens as it cools. Given the brightness if finishes with a remarkably buttery mouthfeel. This coffee is well suited to individual filter methods, like the Chemex and cone. It also benefits from a slightly finer grind, tastes slightly fruity in an Aeropress and somewhat citrusy in a Syphon.

Stop by for a sample!

chocolate-orange-passover-torteHoliday Treats at Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Don’t forget the Bakehouse when you’re planning your holiday feast!

Passover Specials are available April 1st-30th

  • Macaroons
    Moist creamy coconut centers with a chewy toasted coconut crust, in vanilla bean or dark chocolate varieties. Buy them by the big luscious piece or petite macaroons by the dozen in a handsome gift box. (6 of each flavor in the box).
  • Chocolate Orange Torte
    A Bakehouse Passover classic. A moist layer of chocolate cake made with matzo and ground almonds, flavored with orange oil, glazed with dark chocolate ganache, all surrounded with more toasted almonds. 6” cake. Serves 6-8.
  • Lemon Sponge Cake
    A delightful way to end your Passover feast. Light and lemony sponge cake with lemon curd between the layers and a caramelized meringue exterior. Wheat free too! (made with potato starch)

We’re open Easter Sunday 7am-7pm

  • Easter Egg Cookies
    Egg shaped butter cookies with a hint of fresh citrus zest that are delightfully decorated with our own marbled vanilla fondant. Great in an Easter basket or at each place setting on the dinner table. Available April 1st-20th.
  • Easter Bunny Cake
    Set the scene with this adorable bunny face cake. This is the best kind of centerpiece for your holiday table- fun to look at and delicious to eat. Inside you’ll find soft layers of vanilla chiffon cake and blackberry butter cream, outside vanilla butter cream and a hand-made vanilla fondant bunny face. 6” cake serves 6-10. Available April 1st-20th.
  • Hot Cross Buns
    A traditional treat on Good Friday, a soft yeasted bun made with a bit of potato to keep the dough moist, raisins, currants, candied orange peel and topped with an icing cross. Available April 17th-20th.
  • Somodi Kalács
    (sho-mo-dee-ko-loch) A traditional Hungarian Easter bread we learned to bake in a village in Transylvania on our trip there in 2012. This soft, golden loaf is made with fresh eggs and a sweet buttery cinnamon sugar swirl inside. The smell is amazing. The taste is even better. Enjoy it while you can! Available Fridays thru Sundays, this month only!

Spring Oil Change at Zingerman’s Deli


Our annual olive oil sale gives you a chance to stock up on your favorite olive oils and get great deals on some that you may not have discovered yet. All of the 2011 harvest oils from Italy, Spain, France and California are on sale: buy 1 bottle at 10% off, 2 bottles at 20% off and 3 bottles at 30% off. Look for the 1-2-3 sticker and stock up!

Next week:

blue-cheeseA Night of Blue at Zingerman’s Creamery

Got a case of the blues? Join us on Friday, April 18, 6pm, for an evening of full-flavored blue cheese tasting with Zingerman’s Creamery! Our cheesemongers Ben and Sam tracked down some of the most unique blue cheese our country has to offer. We’d hate for you to miss out and be singing the blues for a whole year! Grab your tickets soon — this event will sell out quickly!


Soul Food Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time


Please join us Tuesday, April 22, 7pm, for a culinary exploration into the history of American soul food with author Adrian Miller.

In this insightful and eclectic history, Adrian Miller delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Focusing each chapter on the culinary and social history of one dish–such as fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens, and “red drinks”–Adrian uncovers how it got on the soul food plate and what it means for African American culture and identity. Chef Alex has created a menu direct from the chapters of Soul Food and Adrian will share his knowledge and the history of the foods we will be dining on. Adrian Miller is a writer, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. He has served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, a senior policy analyst for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr., and a Southern Foodways Alliance board member.