Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 5/20/14

Two New Treats at Zingerman’s Bakehouse


Raspberry Patti Pockets

These precious pocket pies are ideal for breakfast. Yes, you have our permission to have pie for breakfast! Start your day, or end it too, with a smile from one of these handy little pie squares. We named them after Patti, one of our long time pastry kitchen managers. We take our flakiest butter pie dough, fill it with seedless raspberry preserves, bake it a golden brown and garnished with a drizzle of raspberry glaze. They just taste so good!

Tokaji (say tow-kai) Cream Cake

Another distinctive dessert from Hungary, “the land of 10,000 pastry lovers”. Auguszta Auguszt, fifth generation baker of one of the oldest baking families in Budapest today, published a recipe in her family’s book. We enjoyed it so much that we adapted the recipe to come up with our own American Hungarian version. This torta is an interesting combination of flavors and special ingredients starting with Tokaji wine, from the Tokaj wine region of Hungary. We’re using a sweet topaz-colored variety, 5 Puttyonos Aszú. The wine and Guernsey Dairy heavy cream make the cream that fills and covers the cake. Inside are layers of soft vanilla chiffon cake and chopped raspberries. The outside is garnished with sliced toasted almonds and whole raspberries. The first few test batches of this cake were quickly devoured by our staff. We invite you to taste it for yourself!

fathers-day-catalogFather’s Day catalog at Zingerman’s Mail Order

Want to make dad happy on his special day? Send him a Dad’s Lost Weekend Box for an afternoon or two of snack-filled power-lounging. Or how about the Zingerman’s Reuben Sandwich Kit and let him build the deli sandwich of his dreams. Or enroll him in any of our several great food clubs so he can enjoy great food all year long!

Special Sandwich of the Month at Zingerman’s Deli – Officer White’s Slump Buster

2013 Winner of the University of Michigan Law School Food, Fun & Fellowship Auction


Zingerman’s Deli is proud to be a part of the great Michigan tradition, with the Law School’s silent auction! Last year’s winner decided to pay tribute to the Delicatessen’s traditional delicacies with this hot & hearty sandwich! Hot, sliced corned beef with its salty savory-ness paired with melt-y mellow cheddar and spicy hot mustard. Spinach and sprouts are added for a bright green burst of color, and some needed crunch. Served on a paesano roll that’s been grilled ’til it’s crisp!

Next week and beyond:

Brewing Methods at Zingerman’s Coffee Company


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 4th

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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get on the waitlist!: 1:30pm-5:30pm

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!