Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 9/30/14

Dr Lee Meadows

ZingTrain Speaker Series: Dr. Lee Meadows

Leveraging Diversity: An Ace Against the “Lull”

Dr. Lee Meadows’ other name is “The Lull Doctor”. And for good reason! Dr. Meadows specializes in helping organizations large and small, for-profit and non-profit, public and private, escape the Lull. He defines the Lull as a Missed Opportunity and has literally written the book on how to recognize missed opportunities and turn any situation into an innovative and dynamic experience. His book, “Taking the Lull by the Horns” outlines a philosophy of situational leadership that any individual can emulate and any organization can encourage!

In his studies of what prevents the Lull, Dr. Meadows has come to firmly believe that the growing (and well documented) diversity of the workforce represents a strength that enhances the competitive edge of successful organizations. He will tell you that maximizing a team’s diverse talents is a leadership opportunity that is anchored in a specific set of actions common to successful 21st century organizations. Join us this Wednesday, October 1, 8-930am.

Here are five quick questions with Dr. Meadows.

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Vander Mill Cider Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

Michigan is fast becoming known for its great selection of delicious hard ciders, and Spring Lake’s Vander Mill is one of the best. Sourcing fresh apples from nearby Dietrich Orchards in Conklin, MI.,Vander Mill presses only the highest quality Michigan fruit into their award-winning hard and sweet cider. Each bushel of apples is hand-sorted, and washed. Vander Mill orginal Hard Apple, Blue Gold, and Totally Roasted ciders are never pasteurized and no preservatives are used. We’ll be sampling these terrific Michigan ciders on Friday, October 3, 6pm, along with pairings of great Creamery cheese. Get your cider on!

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Rosh Hashanah Specials Continue at Zingerman’s bakehouse

Challah Turbans
Our fresh egg and clover honey challah bread in the traditional round shape, with or without rum-soaked raisins. Available thru October 4th.

More Rockin’ Challah
Traditional Moroccan challah, egg bread with clover honey in a traditional 5 strand braid topped with poppy, sesame, and anise seeds. Available thru October 4th.

A dense spice cake made with buckwheat honey, brewed tea, almonds and golden raisins. 6″ cake. Available thru October 4th.

Applesauce Cake
A moist cake made with applesauce and butter, full of chunks of fresh Michigan apples, toasted walnuts and red flame raisins. 9” cake. Available September 24th thru September 28th.

The name flodni (fluden in Yiddish) refers to a layered and filled pastry. This version with poppyseed, walnut and apple filling layers is a Hungarian specialty as well as a traditional Jewish holiday pastry. Available everyday.

Apple Rétes
Rétes (ray-tesh) is a Hungarian specialty, you might know it as strudel. We take our own fresh dough and carefully hand stretch it over an 8-foot table until it’s thin enough to see through. Then it’s folded and layered with melted butter and a sprinkle of cake crumbs, wrapped around fresh Michigan apples, baked until golden brown and dusted with powdered sugar. Available everyday.

Call to reserve your Rosh Hashanah specials. 734-761-2095.

Rosh Hashanah Menu at Zingerman’s Deli

Let the Deli do the cooking this year! Our Rosh Hashanah Menu includes a delicious selection of traditional favorites including Challahs, Honeycake and sweet pastries from the Bakehouse, Noodle Kugel, Chopped Liver, Potato Knishes, Matzo Balls, Jewish Chicken Broth, Free-Range Hanois Hens, Roast Beef Brisket and much more! Serve a holiday feast that your guests will never forget! Call to order 734-663-3400.

New Buyers Guide and Holiday Staff Positions at Zingerman’s Mail Order

The big news around Zingerman’s Mail Order is that our Fall Buyers Guide should be in homes any day now. The Guide has lots of new products and a bunch of in-depth articles about the fabulous foods! Check it out!

Zingerman’s Mail Order also ships fresh Challah for Rosh Hashanah! 

The other big news is that Zingerman’s Mail Order is hiring holiday staff! We’ve posted several positions on our Jobs site and we’re taking applications now! Apply today!

1st Sunday Creamery Tour at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join our cheese and gelato makers this Sunday, October 5, 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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Next Week and Beyond:

Whiskey and Apples Cocktail Class at Cornman Farms

A slight chill in the air, brilliantly colored leaves, the smell of apples…autumn has arrived in Michigan! We’re taking a historic approach to fall beverages for this month’s cocktail class.

The pilgrims planted the first apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony upon arrival in the New World. Within a few short years, the settlers were making apple cider. A Scottish immigrant and Revolutionary soldier, Robert Laird founded the first US commercial distillery in New Jersey in 1780 to produce his already popular Applejack, a brandy-type liquor. About a century later Jack Daniels founded the oldest IRS-registered distillery in the US to make his Tennessee whiskey. To this day, apples and whiskey remain the perfect fall cocktail combination.

Join us for a celebration of autumn at Cornman Farms on Monday, October 6, 7pm as we discuss and mix cocktails using Jack Daniels whiskey, Laird’s Applejack liqueur, and farm-fresh apple cider. We’ll follow a centuries-old tradition with a Hot Apple Toddy, re-create the roaring ‘20s with a Jack Rose cocktail, and embrace the modern with an Apple Whiskey Manhattan. There’s no better way to welcome fall than with a drink that warms your body and your spirit!

We’ll also have some fantastic fall tapas to accompany your fantastic apple cocktails.

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Intro to Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Join us Thursday, October 9, 530pm and 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!

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Westside Farmers’ Market Fundraiser Dinner at Cornman Farms

The Westside Farmers’ Market proudly brings amazing farm fresh food to Ann Arbor’s Westside every Thursday afternoon. The Roadhouse and Cornman Farms support this community event annually with a celebratory fall harvest dinner. This support has and will continue to grow the offerings available every summer. Please show your support and join us on Tuesday, October 14, 7pm.

James Beard award-winning Chef Alex Young has created a menu featuring the beautifully grown produce from Westside’s vendors. We invite you to partake in the harvest with them at the peak of the season with a fresh fundraising dinner.

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See you soon!