Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 10/27/15

Halloween Hootenanny 2015

9th Annual Halloween Hootenanny at Zingerman’s Deli

The Hootenanny is a fall-themed, Zingerman’s-style celebration for kids, a fun evening of Halloween treats and activities! There will be Pumpkin Drawing, Kooky Cookie Decorating, and more! Whether you’re meeting to share costumes and a play date or just stopping by on your way home from school, we invite you to stop by and play for a while! You’ll enjoy music and complimentary snacks as you participate at your own pace. We’ll have cider and donuts available for purchase.
Costumes are not required, but they are encouraged!
Tuesday, October 27th, 4-7pm.

On the Deli Patio
Tickets $5 per kid in advance/$8 per kid at the door
Parents are free!

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ZingTrain Speaker Series: Eleni Kelakos

Great leaders and great actors are remarkably alike. Both radiate a powerful, transformational presence. Both use their vocal, physical and energetic presence to move us to thought, feeling and action. Both strive not for perfection but for excellence. Both inspire us to follow them, believe them and trust them.

Here is one more thing that Eleni Kelakos believes that great leaders and actors have in common – they seek to achieve Presence Mastery, the art of being fully who they are wherever they are no matter who’s watching or what’s at stake. And they commit to taking regular, ritualized actions to achieve presence (and presentation) mastery, so they can speak and lead with the greatest impact.

In this interactive session, Eleni Kelakos will teach you how to achieve Presence Mastery using acting methodologies honed from her experience as a professional actor in New York and Hollywood.

Join us on Wednesday, October 28th, 8-930am to learn:

  • The 5 Principles of Transformational Presence– the building blocks of presence, presentation and performance mastery
  • A simple, actor-based methodology to identify and develop your “Type” or Personal Leadership Brand
  • Techniques to minimize the Lies That Bind you so you can lead with confidence and courage in pressurized scenarios
  • The 10-minute Daily Presence Practice
  • The Waiting in the Wings Warmup for optimum presence and performance
  • The Final Four Questions, for ongoing development of your leadership presence and presentation excellence
    If you are committed to achieving mastery as a conscious communicator and leader-this speaker series session is for you!

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The 10th Annual Vampire’s Ball: A Benefit for Food Gatherers

Put on your cape and sink your fangs into a spooky night of fun and good food at the 10th Annual Vampires’ Ball hosted at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms on Friday, October 30th, 6-1130pm. Vampires’ Ball is a festive, upscale gathering featuring food prepared by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Alex Young of Zingerman’s Roadhouse. Funds raised at Vampires’ Ball benefit Food Gatherers Community Kitchen and Job Training Program.

Buy tickets online or call (734) 761-2796.

Dinner Package (6:00 – 11:30 PM): $200 each (limited quantity available)

  • Drinks and appetizers
  • Seated, multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Alex Young in the farmhouse and dessert from Zingerman’s Bakehouse
  • All items included in the Drinks & Dancing package

Drinks & Dancing Package (7:30 – 11:30 PM): $60 each

  • Dancing and entertainment, including music, costume contest, tarot card reading, and photobooth
  • Two complimentary drink tickets
  • Late-night snacks from Zingerman’s Roadhouse
  • Premium goody bag

About the Food Gatherers Community Kitchen and Job Training Program

The mission of the Food Gatherers Community Kitchen is to engage and nourish our entire community. Located in the Robert J. Delonis Center, Food Gatherers staff and volunteers serve more than 100,000 meals to people in need each year.

The Community Kitchen Job Training Program provides low-income and at-risk youth (ages 17-21) with instruction in basic culinary arts, food safety, work ethics and life skills. Students build firm foundations for success in future careers while decreasing the chances of entering the shelter system or other emergency services.

The Food Gatherers Community Kitchen and Job Training Program are essential efforts in our overall plan to alleviate hunger and eliminate its root causes in our community.

Buy tickets online or call (734) 761-2796.

No Tricks, Only Treats in the Deli Next Door

Chocolate in Chelsea Demo
Cathy Selin, one of our favorite chocolatiers from Chocolate in Chelsea, recently moved her operations from New York City to Ann Arbor and is excited to visit the Next Door to share her hand-made chocolates with you. Her variety of bonbons, from inventive to classic flavors, are rich, creamy and full of flavor. Curious for a taste? Have questions about truffle making? Stop by Zingerman’s Next Door Saturday, October 31st, 12-3pm, to meet Cathy!

This event is FREE!

Cider Celebration with Vander Mill at Zingerman’s Creamery

The fall air is crisp and so are the hard ciders from Vander Mill! On Thursday, November 5th, 6pm, we’ll pair up a range of their ciders with cheeses from our shop – with one of our cheesemongers to talk all about the cheeses and some special guests from Vander Mill to introduce us to their great hard ciders. We’ll end the evening on a sweet note with some cider sorbet made at the Creamery! This tasting is a great way to get ready for the upcoming holidays, you will leave armed with notes on the cheeses, ciders, and how we choose the pairings, ready to wow your guests.

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Grits, Grains, and Glenn at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

In 1998, Glenn Roberts sold almost all his earthly possessions and went in search of heirloom varieties of corn, rice, and wheat. His mission: to grow, harvest and mill these antebellum varieties organically and restore them to a viable economic existence. And so he founded Anson Mills, and the culinary world was forever changed. Glenn’s attention to detail, his commitment to grow organically, and his determination to mill the grains as carefully as they’re grown attracted well-known chefs who began to use and promote his products. Today Glenn works with over 30 growers in six states to reproduce these heirloom grains.

On Tuesday, November 10, 7pm, Zingerman’s Roadhouse Chef Alex and Glenn will cook up a menu that reveals the subtle character of each grain and emphasizes the invaluable place that each has in the South.
Please join us for this rare visit by the man who Food Republic called “The Guy To Know For Heirloom Grains In America.”


  • Chestnut Flour Goat Cheese Ravioli with Sage and Lemon
  • A Flight of Grits: Gourd Seed, Flint and Dent
  • Poly-Crop Flour Biscuits with Benne Cream and Butter
  • Petite Rouge Peas (pre 1812) and Country Ham
  • Lamb “Osso Buco” Posole
    with green chiles, nixtimal corn and salsa rojo
  • New Crop Rice Grits Souffle with maple and Cream

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See you soon!