Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 6/24/14


Summer Sales at Zingerman’s Mail Order and Zingerman’s Deli

The Deli and Mail Order are having their huge annual Summer Sales! This is serious business. Once a year we take a few dozen of our favorite pantry staples and put them at deeply discounted prices for a few short weeks. This year’s sale continues through July 31st with tons of deep discounts on some of our favorite foods. Stock up and save a bundle!

spain-map-with-regions-mykA Taste of Extremadura at Zingerman’s Deli

This is a big week for fans of España! Zingerman’s Deli will be featuring foods from Extremadura, an autonomous region bordering Portugal known for yielding an extraordinarily generous harvest. The region is full of plantations of tomatoes, peppers, green beans, cucumbers, rice, carrots, asparagus, and olives, rivaling Andalusia as a producer of the latter. All week long, we’ll feature samplings throughout the day of the finest foods that Extremadura has to offer, so be sure to stop by for a taste of Spain! We’re also hosting two very special events with some of the people who make it possible to enjoy the foods of Extremadura here in the U.S.

Cheese and Wine of Extremedura at Zingerman’s Events on 4th

Join us on Wednesday, June 25, 630pm, as we welcome special guests Juan Figueroa and John Cancilla. Enjoy a relaxing evening of food, wine, and family intrigue with the cheesemaker of the world-famous torta from Trujillo, Spain called Finca Pascualete. Help us welcome Juan to Ann Arbor and listen to him share his family’s amazing story. It begins with a fashion model from New York (who happens to work for the CIA), arriving in World War II Spain and catching the eye of a dashing young Spanish Count…

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pour-side-darkCooking with Sherry Vinegar at Zingerman’s Next Door Upstairs

Join us on Thursday, June 26, 630pm, at Zingerman’s Next Door Upstairs as long-time Spanish food importer Kitty Keller shares her expertise in Cooking with Sherry Vinegar. Sherry will lead us in tasting many different sherry vinegars, and discuss their uses in the kitchen. Find out what makes one dry, PX, sweet, or just down right delicious. Don’t miss it!        

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Three Events with Hungarian Food Experts, Gábor and Carolyn:

hungry-for-hungaryHungarian Wine Tasting at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Join us tonight, 6pm, 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. Read a short interview with with Gábor and Carolyn. 

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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.

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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.

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