Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 5/13/14

Due to unforeseen travel logistics issues, Shawn Askinosie has been forced to cancel his appearances at Zingerman’s businesses this week. We apologize for the inconvenience, and all tickets will be refunded. We hope to reschedule our events with Shawn soon, so please stay tuned.


Chocolatier Shawn Askinosie comes to Zingerman’s for Two Events:

Bonus! If you register for both events, you’ll get three Askinosie Single Origin bars as our way of saying thanks!

Speaker Series continues with Shawn Askinosie at ZingTrain

Please join us this Wednesday, May 14, 730am-930am for another thought-provoking session of the ZingTrain Speaker Series, entitled From Criminals to Chocolate: The Story of a Business with a Vocation. Shawn takes the reins to tell you his story, the story of how a criminal defense attorney became a chocolate maker. The story of how his business, Askinosie Chocolate, wins more awards for its chocolate than we can keep track of. The story of how his small 15-person business makes a huge positive impact on all it comes in contact with the world over. The story of how you can go about creating meaningful work, creating a business with a vocation.

Raising the Bar: A Chocolate Tasting with Shawn Askinosie at Zingerman’s Deli

On Thursday, May 15, 630pm, Shawn will share his story at Zingerman’s Events on 4th, and lead us in a tasting of a selection of his amazing bean-to-bar chocolates. This event sells out fast so get your tickets today!

grapes-on-vineDomaine Caneros Winery at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

In 1987, Claude Taittinger, president of Champagne Taittinger, selected a beautiful parcel of land in California’s wine country to be the site of his future winery, Domaine Caneros. He chose Eileen Crane to be the property’s first and only winemaker. And the rest, as they say, is history. Known as America’s Doyenne of Sparkling Wine, Eileen has amassed a wealth of experience in 30 years of solidifying the winery’s excellent reputation in the sparkling wine industry. In Domaine Carneros she has created an organization that we at the Roadhouse greatly admire.
On Wednesday, May 14, 7pm, Zingerman’s Roadhouse is honored to welcome Domaine Carneros winemaker Zak Miller for this very special dinner. Zak will share the Domaine Carneros story and his love for great wine.  Chef Alex has created a menu to complement the sparkling wine, and to also to showcase the very special Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir (Alex’s favorite wine).  Price for this dinner includes wine pairings, tax and gratuity.  Additional bottles of your favorite wines will also be available to purchase.

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cheese-and-beer-mykShort’s Brewery Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

In 2002, Joe Short founded Short’s Brewing Company and began renovating an old hardware store in Bellaire, Michigan.  Word soon spread in Northern Michigan, and the business took off. Since that time, their reputation for excellence began to travel around the Mitten. In 2008, Short’s opened an offsite production and bottling facility that allowed them to ship their delicious beer throughout Michigan. Please join us on Friday, May 16, 7pm as we taste some of Short’s best along with a nice selection of Creamery cheese. It will be a night of beer and cheese to remember!

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warehouse-saleWarehouse Sale at Zingerman’s Mail Order

Our annual warehouse sale is happening this Friday, May 16, 9am to 1pm featuring dozens of foods at deeply discounted prices. Moosejaw clothing will also be there, and they’re bringing a ton of stuff at discounts of up to 80%! Stop by and visit us at 610-640 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Coming soon: Our Father’s Day catalogs will start arriving in homes within the next two weeks. Start planning your surprise for dad right now!

Next week and beyond:

coffee-cupping-alan-j08Brewing Methods at Zingerman’s Coffee Co.

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. On Sunday, May 25, 1pm, we will take a single coffee and brew it 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. We’ll learn the proper proportions and technique for each and discuss the merits and differences of each style. Join us!

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Southern Foodways AllianceMovie Night at Zingerman’s Events on Fourth

The folks down at the Southern Foodways Alliance have done an incredible job capturing the stories behind some of our most beloved Southern food makers in a series of award-winning short documentaries. Join us on Wednesday, May 28, 630pm as we watch a few films and enjoy foods from the producers featured. Come with an appetite and be ready to fall in love with Southern foodways!
A portion of the proceeds of this event will go to SFA.

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Zingerman’s 5th Annual Camp Bacon Begins!


bacon-dates-187UThe Bacon Ball at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

On Thursday, May 29, 7pm, Camp kicks off with a very special event featuring “the Ham Lady,” Nancy Newsom who will oversee a feast centered on ham, bacon, and all the good things that come from a pig. Nancy’s lauded country ham and aged prosciutto will be the star attractions, and James Beard award-winning chef Alex Young will prepare a menu highlighting Newsom’s delicious meats! This dinner brings in bacon and ham lovers from all over the country!

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bacon-guys-so-happyBakin’ With Bacon at Zingerman’s BAKE!

On Friday, May 30, instructors at our hands-on teaching bakery at Zingerman’s Bakehouse will share the finer points of baking with everyone’s favorite meat. Guests will use the power of bacon to flavor amazing baked goods including a version of our popular peppered bacon farm bread, bacon cheddar scones, and bacon pecan sandy cookies. Attendees will leave BAKE! with tested recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and everything they made in class.

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bacon-carCamp Bacon Main Event at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

On Saturday, May 31, the Main Eventis changing venues this year and moving out to Cornman Farms in Dexter, MI. The festivities begin at 7:30 am with an amazing breakfast featuring plenty of bacon! We have a full day planned with special guests Bob and Tanya Nueske, Raul Martin, Amy Emberling, Nancy Newsom and more. The Main Event is a fundraiser for the Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization based at the University of Mississippi that documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. “It’s my favorite food-based educational non-profit by a mile,” says Ari.

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Happy PigBacon Street Fair at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market

On Sunday, June 1, 11am – 2pm, vendors from Zingerman’s and many other businesses will be on hand sampling and selling their favorite bacon inspired creations and the event will benefit Washtenaw County 4H, an organization near and dear to Zingerman’s Roadhouse managing partner and chef Alex Young. “If you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d add farmer to my list of job titles I would’ve said you’re crazy. But, well, now I’m a farmer and the partnership we’ve developed with 4H has been indispensable for us at Cornman Farms and a big thing for my family, too. I’m really happy to help support them.”

This event is FREE!