Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 9/2/14

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! Thursday, September 4, 6 pm.

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Michigan Wine Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

Winemaker Bryan Ulbrich has been in the business since 1993, starting out as a low-level, part-time employee. He soon realized that this career was much more appealing than his intended Political Science major, and pursued a winemaking apprenticeship. In 2004, he was given the opportunity to purchase a failing local vineyard. He and his wife Jennifer successfully harvested a small crop that year, producing a single dry Riesling, and Left Foot Charley was born. Now based in the former Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, Left Foot Charley has teamed up with local growers to produce some of Michigan’s finest wines. On Friday, September 5, 6pm, we’ll pair some of our great house-made cheeses with selected flights of Left Foot Charley wines. Don’t miss it!

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29th Annual Paella Party on the Zingerman’s Deli Patio

Join us Sunday, September 7, 11am – 2pm for our 29th annual September celebration of the fabulous foods of Spain! It culminates (as it always does) in a two-grill Paella throwdown on the Deli patio. There will be a special presentation on paella at noon, then Chef Rodger and his crew deal the goods: Three kinds of traditional Paella: chicken/chorizo, seafood, and vegetarian grilled over mesquite right before your eyes. Those in the know will be lined up for the Padron peppers…Don’t miss it!

Paella Presentation at noon.
The show is FREE — the paella is sold by the pound.

1st Sunday Tour at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join our cheese and gelato makers on Sunday, September 7, 2pm for an hour-long adventure as we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. You’ll watch our fresh mozzarella stretched into shape, taste our cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses while our staff explain the cheesemaking process, and sample our delicious fresh gelato. After the tour, make time for tasting our selection of American cheeses and provisions, as well as house made gelatos and sorbets in our cheese shop.

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Cake of the Month at Zingerman’s Bakehouse and Zingerman’s Deli

24 Carrot Cake
We peel and grate forty pounds of carrots to make one batch of this cake. All those carrots add an incredible moistness and a fresh sweetness to the cake. Combine them with toasted walnuts and aromatic spices and you get a great cake that’s totally delicious on its own. Cover it with a generous amount of cream cheese frosting and it becomes irresistible. All carrot cakes, whole and slices, are 20% off this month!

Pop-up Mustard Store at Zingerman’s Mail Order

It’s Mustardpalooza! Now through September 30, Zingerman’s Mail Order is hosting a special mustard pop-up shop on our website! We’ve added a dozen new mustards to our collection for summer sandwich slathering, salad vinaigrettes, hot dogs, hamburgers — you name it. This is a one-time only event! When the new mustards sell out, they’re gone. Check it out today!

Next week and Beyond:

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, September 10, 6 pm.

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Beans: A Chocolate and Coffee Pairing at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

Two great hings made even better when paired together! Here is your opportunity to join Zingerman’s expert enthusiasts and taste a variety of chocolates and coffees side-by-side. On Saturday, September 13, we’ll explore several different pairings to find the most complimentary combinations. Zingerman’s Coffee Company Retail Manager, Anya Pomykala and the Chocolate Lady from Zingerman’s Deli, Emily Case, will be your guides for this dark, delicious excursion. How can you say no?

*Three tasting sessions!

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Comparative Cupping Class at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

Join us Sunday, September 14, 1pm as we sample coffees from the Africa, Central and South Americas, and the Asian Pacific. We will taste and evaluate these coffees using the techniques and tools used by professional tasters. This is an eye-opening tour of the world of coffee!

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Renowned Chocolatier Shawn Askinosie Visits Zingerman’s for Two Events!

We’re very happy to announce that founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, Shawn Askinosie has rescheduled, and will visit two Zingerman’s businesses in mid-September to share his story, and his chocolate!

ZingTrain Speaker Series
On Wednesday, September 17, 8am, 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.

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Chocolate Tasting at Zingerman’s Deli
Later that day, September 17, 630pm, Shawn will share his story at Zingerman’s Events on 4th, and lead us in a tasting of some of his amazing bean-to-bar chocolates. Join us as Shawn talks about Direct Trade, his relationship with the farmers who grow his cocoa beans, and his commitment to sharing profits with the people at the source. Shawn’s chocolate wins awards year after, and you’ll see why when you taste it. Don’t miss this chance to talk, and taste, great chocolate with one of the best!

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See you soon!