Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 1/13/15

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Sundae Sundays at Zingermans Creamery

You deserve a treat! Stop by the Creamery for Sundae Sundays! Build your own single scoop gelato Sundae with up to 3 delicious toppings for just $5 (upgrade to a double scoop, add $2). Our amazing toppings include Dulce de Leche, Coop’s Hot Fudge, Hand-chipped chocolate chips, roasted peanuts, roasted pecans, cherries and other fruit toppings, Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory Peanut Brittle, Zzang bars, and much more! Every Sunday in January and February!

Good-a Gouda Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

Gouda is one of the world’s most popular and least-understood cheeses. We’ve selected our favorite Goudas of 2014 and gathered them together for a celebration of this wonderful cheese. Take a guided tour with one of our cheesemongers through a brief history of this famed Dutch curd, and taste delicious Gouda of all different ages, both domestic and imported. Friday, January 16, 6pm. 

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It’s Gin-uary Cocktail Class at Cornman Farms

Gin is herbaceous and floral, warming and refreshing, and can be served in both sweet and savory libations. Join us on Friday, January 16, 7pm, as we focus on the wintry and robust side of this centuries-old spirit as we mix three seasonally appropriate gin cocktails. We’ll start with the hearty Negroni, a classic born in Italy in 1920; then we’ll embrace a new herbal twist on an old favorite with the Rosemary Gimlet; and we’ll end the class with a sweet and satisfying Spiced Pear Fizz. You’ll mix your own cocktails, enjoy hearty appetizers prepared by the Cornman Farms chefs, and then leave with recipes and the know-how to make these cocktails at home.

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Brewing Methods at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. We will take a single coffee and brew it 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. We’ll learn the proper proportions and technique for each and discuss the merits and differences of each style. Sunday, January 18 or 23, 1pm.

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Cheese Mastery Class #4 at Zingerman’s Creamery

On Friday, January 23, at 6pm, Creamery Managing Partner Aubrey Thomason breaks down the most complex and challenging forms of cheesemaking. Technically known as “semi-lactic,” this cheese is also called soft-ripened or sweet curd cheese. Semi-lactic is a hybrid of the lactic- and rennet-styles of cheesemaking, and the results are delicious and fragrant. Learn about the technical details of the style that gives us our gooey favorites such as Brie, Camembert, and many other mouthwatering varieties of this cheese family.

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Mastering Mozzarella at Zingerman’s Creamery

Come and learn the secret to making terrific fresh mozzarella from the experts! Stop by the Creamery on Saturday, January 24, at 2pm, and we’ll show you the ins and outs of making this simple, yet delicious cheese. You’ll learn how to pull balls of fresh mozzarella from curd, stretch string cheese, and create rich, creamy burrata. Perfect on pizza, super on a salad, or amazing on its own, this versatile cheese is as much to make as it is to eat. Adults and children over 12 are welcome. Don’t miss it!

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Iridescence and Zingerman’s Coffee Company Dinner

Zingerman’s Coffee Company is partnering with Iridescence restaurant at the Motor City Casino on Sunday, January 25 at 5pm, to create an amazing coffee and food pairing experience with some of Detroit’s best chefs.

From appetizers to dessert, coffee is a great beverage to pair with food. Complex, fruity, acidic or smooth, full-bodied or light, coffee’s many-layered personality makes it a challenging yet oddly obvious partner for a wide range of dishes.

Join us for this unique exploration of coffee and food as chefs from around Detroit attempt to create 7 perfect accompaniments to a variety of coffees and brew methods from Zingermans Coffee Company. Steve Mangigian, Managing Partner and roastmaster at Zingerman’s Coffee Company, will lead a discussion about coffee and share the tasting notes and brewing methods of each coffee served, while the chefs will tell us how they were inspired to create their dishes.

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10th Annual African American Foodways Dinner

Strawberry Lessons and Blueberry Blessings featuring author Betty Brown-Chappell.

Betty Brown-Chappell, author of Open Secrets: A Poor Person’s Life in High Education, comes to the Zingerman’s Roadhouse for our 10th Annual African American Foodways Dinner. Betty’s engaging memoir of her experiences during some of America’s most tumultuous times chronicles her progression into higher education, as well as her passion for food and her experiences as a child farmer. This year’s dinner will take place on Wednesday, January 28, at 7pm. 

As migrants from Texas and Kentucky, Betty’s parents brought with them many recipes from that region, including fruit preserves, biscuits, greens with ham hocks, corn pudding and fruit cobblers. Chef Alex has created a menu for this year’s dinner inspired by the meals prepared by Betty’s parents during her childhood in South Haven, Michigan. Join us as Betty shares her stories and memories of these traditional dishes and the farm, as well as the lessons and experiences from her life.

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See you soon!