Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 6/10/14

Chocolate & Cheese tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

cheese_and_chocolateOur Valentine’s Day chocolate and cheese tasting was so successful that some would say it was love at first sight. Now that we know the love for chocolate and cheese is strong, we can no longer ignore it. Please join this Friday, June 13, 6pm, for our second chocolate and cheese of the year. Chocolatiers Charlie, Ethan and Isabeau from the Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory team up with cheesemongers Nikky and Stephanie to marry the flavorful worlds of sweet & savory.

reserve your seat here

Allen coffeeCoffee & Food Pairings at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

You may be familiar with wine and cheese pairings, but why not a coffee and food pairing? This Sunday, June 15, 1pm, we’ll taste some of our favorite coffees alongside selected foods to find the best flavor combinations. Great for the coffee and food connoisseur who wants to try something different.

reserve your seat here

beer-mug-from-RH-muralBaking With Beer class at BAKE!

Why not treat dad to a class he’ll really enjoy? Join us on Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 15, 1pm, for a lesson in turning a favorite beverage into even more flavorful treats!

Few beverages have the long, storied history of beer and fewer yet inspire such devotion, but beer is not just for drinking! In this class we’ll be baking beer bread, beer scones and beer crackers that are sure to become fast favorites! You’ll want to throw a party to impress your friends right away! You’ll leave BAKE! with several recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and everything you baked in class!

reserve your seat here

bacon-car-thumbFather’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!
Coming soon: Our Annual Summer Sale!

Limited Engagement Treats at Zingerman’s Bakehouse

These favorites are back from a long vacation.  Get a taste while you can.

  • fruit-tart-smallFresh Fruit Tarts
    Fresh berries arranged over vanilla bean pastry cream and a crisp, buttery tart shell made with a hint of fresh citrus. This is what summer tastes like! Each tart is one serving.
  • Mississippi Mud Pie
    A special brownie-like chocolate cake covered in rich dark chocolate ganache, toasted meringue and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Bet you can’t finish a whole slice! Enjoy this cake at room temperature or just a little warm. Your patience will be rewarded. 6″ size.
  • Sweet Cream Biscuits
    We hand-mix these biscuits so they are moist and fluffy to hold a heap of delicious fruits. Perfect for farmer’s market days. Available individually or in a family six pack.
  • Key Lime Pie
    A creamy tangy filling made with real Key Lime juice and a bit of local sour cream in a graham crust. Try topping it with a bit of of sweetened whipped cream to really put it over the top. Available in small and large sizes.

Stay tuned for Rhubarb pies and peach pies!

June-Roasters-Pic-FinalJune Roaster’s Pick at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

Colombia Huila
We are again offering this fine coffee from Jose Herminzul Ninco Lara of Finca Monte Frio located in the Hobo Municipality, Huila region. Microlots from Jose Ninco’s estate placed 5th in the Colombia 2012 Cup of Excellence. For this month, we have changed the roast pro le dramatically – choosing to highlight the sweetness and body inherent in the bean. We’ve brought out more of the sugar and less of the acidity. It has notes of baker’s chocolate, honey and soft herbs and is exceptional in a Chemex or Clever filter. A Presspot and Syphon will bring out a slightly brighter taffy flavor.

Next week and beyond:

Two Events with former Chez Panisse Chef Tamar Adler:


The Sardine Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Sardines are the most underestimated fish in the great blue sea. They are glittering and glorious when fresh; salty and seasoned when tinned. They are among the most prolific and sustainable fish to put on our plates. Join us on Tuesday, June 17, 7pm, for a celebration of the humblest and happiest of fish, in all its forms, with the sardine enthusiasts and philosophers, Ari Weinzweig, and Tamar Adler, author of An Everlasting Meal.

reserve your seat here

Cooking from the Tin at Zingerman’s Events on 4th

On Wednesday, June 18, 6:30pm, Chef Tamar Adler, formerly of Chez Panisse, joins us for an evening centered around sardines in the tin. Fresh seafood like sardines, as well as octopus and tuna, isn’t easy to come by in the freshwater Midwest. Tamar walks us through some recipes and ideas for making really good food quickly using tinned seafood, and you’ll leave with a new appreciation for those beautiful little tins that are buried in your cupboard plus a few ideas for how to use them at home.

reserve your seat here

spain-map-with-regions-mykCheese and Wine of Extremedura at Zingerman’s Events on 4th

Join us on Wednesday, June 25, 630pm, as we welcome Juan Figueroa and John Cancilla to help us celebrate the bounty of a little-known region of Spain called Extremedura. Spend an evening with the cheesemaker of the world famous Finca Pascualete from Trujillo, Spain, and enjoy wine pairings from the region. Help us welcome Juan to Ann Arbor and hear his family’s amazing story. Here’s a teaser: It starts out with a fashion model from New York (working undercover for the CIA) who arrives in Spain during World War 2…

reserve your seat here

Cooking with Sherry Vinegar at Zingerman’s Events on 4th

olive-oils-and-vinegars-2On Thursday, June 26, 630pm, long-time Spanish food importer Kitty Keller will talk about one of Spain’s most famous foods. We will discuss and taste many different sherry vinegars and discuss their uses in the kitchen. Find out what makes one dry, PX, sweet or just down right delicious. It will be a night of enlightenment.

reserve your seat here

Three Events with Hungarian Food Experts, Gábor and Carolyn:

Hungry for HungaryHungarian Wine Tasting at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

On Tuesday, June 24, 6pm, join us for Hungarian food, wine and personal stories about life in this still emerging Eastern European country. Carolyn and Gábor own the premier food tour company in Hungary today, Taste Hungary, and Carolyn is the author of the rich and highly informative book The Food and Wine Lover’s Guide to Hungary. Wehave been traveling and tasting with them in Hungary for four years,  and last fall we partnered with them to lead our first public food tour to Hungary (our next Hungary food tour is May 2015). Winemaking began in Hungary with the Romans and today is a thriving industry with both small and large producers making a full range of dry red and white wines as well as famous sweet dessert wines. If you think Hungarian wine is Bull’s Blood come and learn the more in-depth story. Enjoy a guided tasting of 5 wines along with Hungarian appetizers.

reserve your seat here

Hungarian Home Cooking & Storytelling at Zingerman’s BAKE!

One of our favorite parts of traveling with Gábor is listening to him tell stories from his family’s past. They bring alive the struggles of WWII, the challenges of a doctor’s family sent to the countryside during communism and insight about how he and Carolyn, entrepreneurs, navigate in an economy still trying to figure out capitalism. While we hear all of this there are always foods mentioned and references to Gabor’s mother’s cooking.

On Wednesday, June 25, 6pm, Gábor and Carolyn will share these stories as well as demonstrate how to make at least 3 of Gábor’s childhood favorite homey dishes: porkolt (a stew), lecsó, and sour cherry cake. We’ll listen, watch, taste and enjoy some Hungarian wine together. This class is a demonstration and tasting only.

reserve your seat here

A Hungarian Feast at Zingerman’s Events on 4th

On Thursday, June 26, 6pm, guests will enjoy a multi-course meal prepared by Zingerman’s Delicatessen Chef and Managing Partner Rodger Bowser with the guidance of Gábor and Carolyn. We’ll enjoy a selection of Hungarian wines and chilled cherry soup, morels with foie gras, fried Mangalitsa pork chop with handmade pasta, lecsó, classic cold salads, palacsinta pancakes with mulberry jelly and more! Gábor and Carolyn will give introductions to the food and will share stories of Hungary.

reserve your seat here