This Week at Zingerman’s 5/6/14

speaker-series-speech-bubbleSpeaker Series continues at ZingTrain

Please join us this Wednesday, May 7, 730am-930am for another thought-provoking session of the ZingTrain Speaker Series. This session features University of Michigan Associate Professor of Psychology, Ram Mahalingam, whose topic will be Mindfulness Matters.

Ram Mahalingam has had mindfulness on his mind for quite a while now. He’s studied it, researched it, practiced it, turned it on its head and looked at it from the other side. Ram will begin this session with an overview of current research on mindfulness that documents how mindfulness practices improve our psychological well being.

Ram Mahalingam has been a civil engineer, math tutor, film script writer, children’s theater activist, poet, writer, lecturer, night watchman, dish washer, cook, book stacker and preschool teacher. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan in the Personality and Social Contexts program. He is also a core faculty member of the Psychology and Women’s Studies joint PhD program. He was the interim director for the Culture and Cognition program at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on culture, gender and psychological well being. He teaches courses on Gender Psychology, Cultural Psychology of Immigrants, Psychology of Mindfulness and Psychology of Films.


coffee-cupping-alan-j08Coffee and Food Pairings at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

You may be familiar with wine and cheese pairings, but why not a coffee and food pairing? Join us on Sunday, May 11, 1pm, as we brew some of our favorite coffees and taste them alongside some of our favorite foods to find the best combination. Great for the coffee and food connoisseur who wants to try something different.


bakecation_pastry_0BAKE!-cation Pastry Weekend 2.0 at Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Our first BAKE!-cation of the season is coming up on May 17 & 18, and we’re so excited that we’re taking $100 off the price!

There are so many delicious and interesting pastries to make we thought we’d create a 2nd version of our popular weekend class for all you baking enthusiasts. Join us to travel through the U.S. for brownies, doughnuts, cupcakes and a whole grain muffin to Europe for danish, mandelbrot (Jewish biscotti), and countryside tarts. We’ll end our journey in North Africa with a Tunisian orange cake. You’ll learn a useful range of baking techniques from yeasted dough creation to tart dough mixing and rolling to cupcake decorating. Your BAKE!-cation weekend includes two breakfasts and two lunches. You’ll head home with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them and all the pastries you made in class (enough to fill a suitcase). This experience will leave you with sweet memories, guaranteed.


slice_neato-politan_cake_low-resMother’s Day At Zingerman’s Mail Order

Mother’s Day is coming on Sunday, May 11, and Zingerman’s Mail Order has a very nice collection of tasty treats for Mom to enjoy on her special day! Most items ship for free or an economical flat rate!
New and exciting for Mom this year are our amazing buttercream cakes.  We have three flavors: HummingbirdNeato-politan, and Americana. All three ship FREE! Note: To guarantee arrival by Mother’s day orders must be placed by 5 PM EST on Wednesday5/7/14.

Next week and beyond:

domaine-carnerosDomaine 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.


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!

From Criminals to Chocolate: The Story of a Business with a Vocation

On Wednesday, May 14, 7am, Shawn will take the reins at the ZingTrain Speaker Series 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.

Students and non-profit organizations will get a 50% discount for this event!


Raising the Bar: A Chocolate Tasting with Shawn Askinosie

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!


beer-mug-from-RH-muralShort’s Brewery Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

In 2002, Joe Short founded Short’s Brewing Company and began renovating and old hardware store in Bellaire, Michigan. Since that time, their reputation for excellence has spread throughout the state. Word soon spread in Northern Michigan, and the business took off. In 2008, Short’s opened an offsite production and bottling facility to allow them to ship their delicious beer throughout Michigan. The Short’s reputation for excellence has since spread throughout the state. 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!