Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 8/5/14


Art of Growing Great Vegetables Tour Tonight at Cornman Farms

An inside look at our incredible new working farm in Dexter.  This is a chance to spend some time with Farm Manager Mark Baerwolf to learn the secrets of his work with sustainable farming.  You’ll head home with a host of farming tips and a bag full of fabulous vegetables from the farm. Tuesday, August 5, 530 pm.

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sesame-semolina-roundBread of the Month at the Bakehouse and the Deli

Sicilian Sesame Semolina Rounds
The traditional golden sesame crusted bread of Sicily, made with 100% semolina and durum wheat flours. The entire loaf is rolled in unhulled sesame seeds. Makes incredible toast or grilled sandwiches! 

buttermilk-cakeCake of the Month at the Bakehouse and the Deli

Buttermilk Cake
Buttery yellow cake filled with raspberry butter cream and covered in smooth vanilla butter cream. The cake itself has an enticing aroma from the sweet Wisconsin butter and the Guernsey family dairy buttermilk.Please enjoy our cakes at room temperature, your patience will be rewarded. 


Mangia All’Italiana at Zingerman’s Deli

Long live Italian cuisine! Our love for Italian foods goes back decades! Some of our Italian producer relationships date back to first few years after the Deli opened its doors in 1982. We’re loaded up with Italian olive oils, cheeses, meats, fish, sauces, pastas, olives, veggies, nuts, gelato; the list goes on and on. Stop by anytime during August and taste your way through our selection.

Mustards Galore at Zingerman’s Mail Order

Take a look at our collection of great mustards for every occasion! Whether it’s the traditional sharp yellow of Raye’s Yellow Down East Schooner Mustard, a great selection of sturdy German mustards from Kleinhettestedt, or the unique caviar-like feel of American Spoon Whole Seed Mustard, we’ve got you covered!

Try the Brownwood Farms Famous Kream Mustard (used on sandwiches at the Deli!) or the North African spice of Dulcet Moroccan Mustard, or any of the many others. They’re guaranteed to make you re-think great mustard!

Next week and Beyond:

Retro Cocktails Class at Cornman Farms

You can see it now: New York, Madison Avenue, the 1960’s. When a man was a guy, a woman was a doll, and everyone knew how to make a decent Manhattan. Delicious cocktails were a mainstay of mid-century entertaining, as seen on the AMC series, Mad Men. On Monday, August 11, 7pm, we’re offering a class that will focus on applying today’s standards for quality in cocktails to classics like the Old Fashioned, Tom Collins and Manhattan. Along the way, you’ll learn about garnishing and glassware to make your drink look as good as it tastes. There will be appetizers based on the creations of the 50’s and 60’s, but with a bit of farm-fresh polish. This is a hands-on class, with lots of tasting opportunities!
Prizes will be awarded to everyone who comes dressed in period attire!

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Intro to Cornman Farms Tour

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables! Wednesday, August 13, 6 pm.

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Fresh Mozzarella & Cornman Farms Tomato Party at Zingerman’s Creamery

August is the very height of tomato season at Cornman Farms. And what better way to enjoy fresh tomatoes than with fresh mozzarella? On Friday, August 15, 6pm, Farm Manager Mark Baerwolf will visit the Creamery to talk about the beginnings of Cornman Farms, and the wide variety of delicious heirloom tomato breeds he grows. We’ll taste smoked mozzarella, fiore di latte, burrata, and mozzarella rolls, along with a nice sampling of our heirloom tomatoes. Don’t miss it! 

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Inaugural Dinner at Cornman Farms

Join us on Friday, August 15, 6pm for our very first farm feast! We’ll start off with a champagne cocktail hour and then enjoy a traditional farm meal just a few yards from where the crops are grown. Belly up to our Tomato Bar and taste the unique flavors in our many heirloom varietals. Dig in to our traditional potato latkes made from potatoes fresh from the fields. Savor ham from Niman Ranch hogs smoked in our historic smokehouse just a few feet from the barn. Top it all off with just-picked-blueberry pie for dessert. Roadhouse Chef Alex Young and Cornman Farms Managing Partner Kieron Hales will tell the story of the farm at this very first of many family-style dinners on our farm.

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10th Annual Piazza Zingermanza at Zingerman’s Deli

Join us for our annual August tradition of transforming the Deli’s Patio into an Italian Street Food Fest! There will be great food, music, interesting demonstrations, great specials on food, and lots of good company.  It’s an event not to be missed!
Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 11am – 3pm.

Demonstration schedule:

12:00pm – Our expert cheesemongers will break open an 80-pound wheel of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and turn it into manageable chunks!

1:00pm – Our cheesemongers will transform Bel Gioiso cheese curd into delectable fresh mozzarella balls!

2:00pm – Our Deli retail experts will hand-slice real prosciutto right off the bone!

This event is FREE!

Italian Wine and Cheese tasting at Zingerman’s Events on 4th

Spend a late summer evening tasting a fine selection of wine and cheese pairings. Italy has a wide variety to offer in both categories so we’ll embark on a culinary tour that highlights Italy’s different regions and the tasty combinations they produce. Our wine and cheese tastings sell out quickly so reserve your seat soon!

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See you soon!