Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 5/27/14


Southern Foodways AllianceThe 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 onWednesday, 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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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 atZingerman’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 theUniversity 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 111am – 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!

Next week and beyond:

Author and Food Activist at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

spices-from-afar-with-hat (1)On Tuesday, June 3, 7pm, the Roadhouse will host a very special dinner with author and activist, Gary Nabhan. Gary takes us on a vivid and far-ranging journey across time and space in this fascinating look at the relationship between the spice trade and culinary imperialism. Drawing on his own family’s history as spice traders, as well as travel narratives, historical accounts, and his expertise as an ethnobotanist, he will share the critical roles that Semitic peoples and desert floras had in setting the stage for globalized spice trade. Gary and Chef Alex Young have created a menu that emphasizes local, traditional, and sustainable ingredients. After dinner, Gary will discuss the importance of biodiversity and sustainable practices in growing and maintaining a bountiful, nutritious food supply.

Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He has been been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the “local food movement” and seed saving community by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, New York Times, Bioneers and Time magazine.

His book The Spice Odyssey is available for purchase at the event.

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