Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 11/3/15

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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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ZingTrain Speaker Series: Tom Root

If you’re reading a description for an upcoming Speaker Series session, it’s pretty much a given that you understand why it’s important to constantly be learning, growing and improving – both as a person and as a business.

The idea of Continuous Improvement and the accompanying Lean Methodologies are well established in the world of manufacturing. But what if you could apply those same principles to everything in your life and work? What if someone gave you a recipe for improvement?

Join us on Wednesday, November 11th, 8-930am, for this game-changing Speaker Series session with Zingerman’s Lean Guru – Tom Root. Tom is the Managing Partner at Zingerman’s Mail Order and has applied these concepts to both obvious and unexpected facets of the Mail Order’s operations. He is now teaching the other Zingerman’s businesses to apply these concepts in their day-to-day work – from building a sandwich to creating a promotional poster!

COME to this session to :

FIGURE OUT where to begin your quest for constant improvement

HEAR ABOUT Zingerman’s recipe for improvement and our recipe for how to create a good recipe!

Be warned, you might never be able to look at your life the same way again!

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Crafting Creative Cocktails at Zingerman’s Events on 4th

Dave Rice, our sandwich line manager, has a passion for creating cocktails and he’s been doing it for years. Join us on Wednesday, November 11th, 630pm, for an evening with him as we explore, make and drink a few fun concoctions using out of the box ingredients from our retail shelves. You’ll leave excited to head home to your own bar and begin creating.

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Cocktail Class at Cornman Farms: Sensational Scotch

Complex. Smoky. Sophisticated. Scotch is all of these and much more. What’s it’s not is a popular cocktail ingredient, at least, not until now. While most scotch enthusiasts prefer their liquor neat or with a few cubes, some intrepid bartenders are starting to savor the smoky smoothness of scotch whiskey as a proper cocktail mixing ingredient. Scotch cocktails are popping up with greater frequency at bars in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Join us Friday, November 13th, 7pm, at the farm for a discussion of the history of scotch whiskey, both in its native Scotland and in America. Guests will craft three distinct scotch-based cocktails: a pre-Prohibition darling called the Mamie Taylor, a 1970s club classic known as the Godfather, and a new twist on a basic recipe created just for this evening, the Honey Do. Whether you are a scotch lover looking for a new way to enjoy the spirit, or a newcomer to the scene who’s not quite ready to drink this liquor on its own, this class is for you. You’ll enjoy delicious appetizers prepared by the talented chefs at Cornman Farms and leave with recipes for all the cocktails made during the class.

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Educational Tour: Welcome to Cornman Farms

Our Welcome to Cornman Farms Tour is an exciting 90 minute introduction to the rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. Join us for a look at our vegetable and herb gardens, goat milking operation and historic restored Farmhouse and Barn—and enjoy a meet-and-greet with our visionary Managing Partner, Kieron Hales. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables!
Sunday, November 15th, 4pm. 

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See you soon!