Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 4/19/16

April Events at Zingerman’s

Michael Shuman

Zingerman’s Speaker Series: Michael Shuman on Business Pollinators

We would all agree that “Buy Local” is the new warm-fuzzy, right? And rightly so! It just makes sense to help your friends and neighbors, and therefore your community, succeed. And it feels good. Michael H. Shuman agrees. But he agrees with the more rigorous lens and extensive research of an economist, attorney and author. In his book, The Local Economy Solution, Michael Shuman argues that locally owned businesses can deliver far more economic-development impact—jobs, income, wealth, taxes—than global corporations, and at a lower cost. Not satisfied with that excellent assertion, Michael goes on to insist that local economic development might be possible at zero long-term cost, if we were to take full advantage of an expanding range of business “pollinators.”

Join us Wednesday, April 20th, 8-930am for this session with Michael Shuman to:

– HEAR all about why buying local is not just the right thing to do for your soul but also the right thing to do for the economy.
– EXPERIENCE what is meant by mindfulness through guided practice.
– LEARN all about what business “pollinators are” and the 5 key economic development functions they undertake.
– UNDERSTAND why business pollinators have the inordinate impact that they do.
– PONDER why YOU aren’t running out to become one!

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The Parmigiano Reggiano Sensory Experience at Zingerman’s Deli

Cheese is addicting, and we’ve got your fix! Once you taste real Parmigiano Reggiano, you’ll be hooked on the good stuff. As your local, friendly cheesemonger, we are pushers of gastronomic pleasure and aim to tantalize and tempt your taste buds. Join us on a guided tour of cheese-induced euphoria as we taste through three different age profiles of real Parmigiano Reggiano. Wednesday, April 20th, 7pm.

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Michigan Wine Celebration at Zingerman’s Creamery

April is Michigan Wine Month! Join us to celebrate the diversity of great wines produced in our state! We’ll sip samples of sparkling, red, and white wines for this event, as well as explore the grape varietals grown Michigan’s four federally recognized viticulture regions by some our most beloved vintners. In keeping with theme of honoring our state, we are pairing each wine with specially selected cheeses made in small batches right here at Zingerman’s Creamery. Don’t miss it! Thursday, April 21st, 6pm.

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Cocktail Class: The Green Fairy at Cornman Farms

Le Fee Verte: an Exploration of Absinthe from Belle Epoque Paris to Fin de Siecle Vienna

During the turn of the 20th century, Absinthe was the cocktail of choice among the Bohemian set in Paris and Vienna. Absinthe is an anise-flavored herbal spirit has a long and tortured history. Strongly herb-flavored and often very high in alcohol, this spirit is affectionately known as “the green fairy.” Wrongly labeled as both a hallucinogenic and the cause of many social ills, Absinthe was subsequently banned in much of Europe and the United States for roughly a century. Recent changes in legislation on both sides of the pond have resurrected this intense yet delectable liquor and many classic cocktails have improved now that true absinthe is once again available. This evening we will discuss the history of absinthe (and the wormwood it contains) while crafting three classic cocktails that were created around the previously-maligned spirit. The cocktails will be accompanied by delicious farm-fresh food prepared by Cornman’s talented chef. The class includes instruction and discussion, three cocktails, tasty snacks prepared in the farmhouse kitchen, and recipes. Thursday, April 21st, 7pm.

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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, April 24th, 1pm.

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Tea & Cheese at Zingerman’s Creamery

You might not think of tea as being a typical pairing for a slice of cheese, but the two can be exceptionally good at bringing out the best flavors of each other. Like wine, certain teas contain tannins which result in full-bodied flavors and make for a perfect accompaniment to a variety of cheeses. Our cheesemongers have teamed up with our neighbors at the Zingerman’s Coffee Co. to showcase specially selected teas from Rishi that pair most deliciously with an assortment of cheeses hand-picked by our cheese mongers. Join us for this unique take on tea time! Thursday, April 28th, 1pm.

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See you soon!