Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 5/24/16

May Events at Zingerman’s

Deli Sundae social

1st Annual Sundae Social at Zingerman’s Deli

FREE to attend.
Gelato sundae = $6.99

We’re throwing a Sundae Social on the Deli Patio on Tuesday, May 24th, 4-7pm, and we hope you and your friends will join us! Our Next Door sweet treat experts will help you make a custom designed sundae featuring gelato from Zingerman’s Creamery, delicious sauces like Coop’s hot fudge or Béquet caramel sauce, and fabulous toppings like chocolate sprinkles or peanut brittle from Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory. Our party fun will also include craft activities and games for kids of all ages. Reservations are not required, but if you purchase your sundaes in advance online or in person at the Deli, you will be entered in a drawing for an 18% off Kids Discount Card. Make sure to bring your sweet tooth!

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Picnic with Cheese! at Zingerman’s Creamery

Just in time for your Memorial Day celebrations, we’re giving a preview of some of the best picnic fare from our shop! We’ll be grilling up some tasty links from Corridor Sausage, making a potato salad with cheese and bacon, and some cheesy deviled eggs. We’ll finish the evening with a refreshing sorbet, and send you home with all of the recipes that we use as well as some helpful information about our featured products!

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Camp Bacon® Begins!

ZingTrain Speaker Series: John U. Bacon

John U. Bacon will talk about his latest New York Times bestseller, Endzone: The Rise, Fall and Return of Michigan Football, and the lessons it holds for organizations of all stripes, including: Don’t treat your fans like customers, or they’ll behave that way; try to run your organization like a religion, more than a business (like Zingermans does); and remember that, boiled down, all organizations are built on relationships — within the organization, with your suppliers and your followers. Amazingly, Michigan’s constituents rose up, and self-corrected their beloved school in less than a year, and there are lessons in that, too.

Join us Wednesday, June 1st, 8am-930am, for this session with John U. Bacon. Do plan on being subject to loads of John’s incisive intelligence, superior storytelling and wry wit.

John U. Bacon is the author of seven books on sports and business, including Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership, Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football, and Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football — all national best sellers.

His most recent book, Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football was released September 1, 2015 and debuted at number 6 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

He freelances for The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo and others, appears often on TV, including HBO, ESPN, Fox Business, MSNBC, Al Jazeera and the Big Ten Network, and delivers weekly essays for Michigan Radio and occasionally NPR, which awarded him the PRNDI prize for nation’s best commentary in 2014. He is a popular public speaker, who teaches at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan, where the students awarded him the Golden Apple in 2009.

John is also a decent Spanish speaker, an average hockey player, and a poor piano player, but he still enjoys all three!

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Potlikker Film Festival at ZingTrain

The folks down at the Southern Foodways Alliance have done an incredible job capturing the stories behind some of our most beloved Southern food makers in a series of award-winning short documentaries by filmmaker Joe York. Join us Wednesday, June 1st, 630pm, as we watch a few new films produced in late 2015 and early 2016, all focusing on traditional, Southern foodways.

Popcorn and snacks served with alcohol available at a cash bar. Come with an appetite and be ready to fall in love with Southern Foodways!

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Bakin’ with Bacon at BAKE!

We’ll be using the power of bacon to flavor three amazing baked goods, all in honor of Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon (available at all Zingerman’s locations). You’ll make a similar version of our wildly popular peppered bacon farm bread, bacon cheddar scones found in the book, and sweet and salty bacon pecan sandy cookies. We’ll take you to hog heaven with a demonstration of our maple glazed bacon apple doughnuts. Try and contain yourself.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of bread, a dozen scones, three dozen cookies and great coupons.

*NOTE: This class runs runs both Thursday, June 2nd, or Friday, June 3rd. Select your session.

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The Annual Bacon Ball at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Join the Roadhouse and Zingerman’s Camp Bacon on Thursday, June 2nd, 7pm, as we celebrate the pig with author Mark Essig, sharing stories from his new book “Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig.” Mark and Chef Alex have created a menu featuring bacon throughout the courses, showing no part of the pig is to be taken for granted.

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Zingerman’s Camp Bacon Main Event at Cornman Farms

a fundraiser for the Southern Foodways Alliance, $120 is tax deductible

An all day event on Saturday, June 4th, 8am-4pm, filled with meaty speakers, lots of learning, a whole lot of laughing and, of course, all the bacon you can eat! Bacon lovers from around the globe trek to the Camp Bacon Main Event each to meet and eat and share their love for really good cured pork in a day filled with presentations by bacon producers, food experts, and a few fun surprise guests. This is the third year we’re hosting the Main Event at our verdant and relaxing Cornman Farms, and we expect it to be better than ever!

What an amazing line-up of interesting, engaging, insightful and funny speakers! And all the bacon you can eat!

– Adrian Miller, author of Soul Food, on “Presidential Pork”
– Mark Essig on “Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig”
– Rolando Beremendi
– Ari Miller from 1732 Meats on “what’s a nice Jewish boy doing making bacon?”
– Eric Clayman from the Denver Bacon Company making Guanciale
– Chris Wilson from the Smithsonian Museum on “Pork and African American Culture”
– Chef Sherry Yard on “Baking with Bacon”
– Fred Bueltmann from New Holland Brewing on “Crafts Come Together Raising Bacon and Brewing Beer”
– Fidel Galano on “The mysteries and mastery of Cuban pork cooking”
– Steve Carre from Australia
– Susan Schwallie on “the national consumer statistics expert on the latest bacon related numbers from the marketplace”
– Special Guest Appearance by John U. Bacon on “Being Bacon—the Latest Chapter”

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Camp Bacon® Street Fair at the Sunday Artisan Market in Kerrytown

Come on down to the market – just a block down from the Deli! – on Sunday, June 5th, 11am-2pm,  to celebrate great pork with a three-hour street fair with an array of vendors selling, sampling and showcasing all things bacon—a great way to have lunch, sample new bacon fares, or just have some fun with bacon-based games for kids of all ages. Free admission but a donation to Washtenaw 4-H is suggested.

This year’s Street Fair vendor lineup includes:

– Zingerman’s Camp Bacon
– Zingerman’s Food Tours
– Zingerman’s Delicatessen
– Zingerman’s Candy
– Zingerman’s Creamery
– Zingerman’s Cornman Farms Flowers
– Zingerman’s Roadhouse on the Road
– Zingerman’s Coffee Company
– Plum Market
– The Brinery
– Nduja Artisans Salumeria
– Nueske’s Smoked Meats
– West Loop Salumi
– Manicaretti Imports
– Fortune Fish

Foodies & Fabric – A Modern Quilt Showdown at Zingerman’s Deli

The Deli is sew excited we’re on pins and needles to host an exhibition of handmade mini quilts brought to you by the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild and Pink Castle Fabrics. Stop by anytime during business hours, Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 6th, to view and vote for your favorite quilted creation.

This event is FREE!

See you soon!