Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 5/19/15

Farmers Market bounty

Farmers Market Bounty

Spring is here and with it our return to the area Farmers Markets! We’ve picked up the best of the spring produce, simply prepared and combined with cheeses we love! Fresh herb goat cheese, spring green salads, and more. Through the evening we’ll feature items from producers that we’ve met through the markets, delicious ways to combine spring produce with your favorite cheeses, and end the evening with a sweet treat of seasonal gelato made just for the tasting! This coming Friday, May 22, 6pm.

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Zingerman’s Roadhouse Closed for Memorial Day

The Roadhouse will be closed on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day. We will resume regular hours Tuesday morning at 7am.
Zingerman’s Roadhouse wishes you an enjoyable, relaxing Memorial Day!

Camp Bacon is coming!

Please join us June 3-7 for the 6th Annual Camp Bacon!
Each year, bacon lovers from around the globe make the trek to Ann Arbor for Zingerman’s annual 5-day celebration of cured pork, Camp Bacon. This year’s camp runs from June 3-7, and enthusiasm is stronger than ever: three new events have been added to the 2015 lineup to help celebrate the sixth year of bringing home the (really good) bacon.

Camp Bacon was inspired by an idea Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig had while writing his book Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon:

“When the Southern Foodways Alliance sponsored a field trip to Louisville a few years ago they called it Camp Bacon. While I didn’t get to Kentucky to take part in the bacon festivities, the name “Camp Bacon” has stuck with me ever since. There’s just something about the idea of Camp Bacon that conjures up great images. Bacon roasting over the bonfire. . .blue jeans and black hooded sweatshirts with shredded cuffs smelling sweetly of pork belly. . .maybe classes in bacon cooking and slicing, bacon-sack races, bacon making merit-badges. . .”

In the year after the book was released, Ari decided that maybe Camp Bacon didn’t just have to be a fantasy. “We have close ties to so many great bacon curers and other folks in the food community, and I think people look to us to do something different. So, we figured, let’s put it together and see if people come.” The first year sold out and included a performance from Chicago area R&B musician Andre Williams (whose 1957 hit “Bacon Fat” won him a prominent spot in the Guide to Better Bacon.) Andre returned for an encore performance at the Ark for the second Camp Bacon and the downtown street fair was added to the lineup.

As always, Zingerman’s Camp Bacon is a benefit for the Southern Foodways Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of food traditions, and Washtenaw County 4H.

To reserve your seats for Camp Bacon events, please visit our website. 

Savory BAKE!-cation at Zingerman’s BAKE!

Join us June 23-27, 8am-5pm, for the most mouth-watering, lip-smacking collection of recipes we’ve ever assembled! In this four-day action-packed baking extravaganza you’ll learn the wide variety of baking techniques behind a savory line up of baked goods. The roster includes ham and cheese croissants, bacon pecan sandies, parmesan pepper bread, New York style pizza, quiche Lorraine, pasties, cheddar herb scones, pasta, rosemary baguettes, strudel, grissini, potato dill bread, maple bacon doughnuts and more! Your BAKE!-cation includes breakfast and lunch each day.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a full tummy, boxes of amazing food you made in class, and great coupons.

Don’t miss your chance to take a well-deserved BAKE!-cation!

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See you soon!