Ari's Top 5

Bacon Fat Mayonnaise

A fun way to liven up your summer eating Mayonnaise is hardly an attention-getter in modern-day America. But it wasn’t always that way. The first known published recipe for it appeared in 1750. It became popular in Europe and then in the U.S. really only in the 19th century. It was first sold in jars […]

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Ari's Top 5, Recipes

Terrific Salad of Cucumber, Radish and Avocado

Bringing early summer flavors together in the salad bowl This is another easy and excellent taste of summer that Tammie and I have been trying out different versions of. It’s refreshing, good for you, and a delicious pairing with almost anything else you’re having for dinner. Yotam Ottolenghi says, “A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; […]

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Ari's Top 5, Miss Kim

Makgeolli from Miss Kim

Korea’s oldest alcoholic drink comes to Ann Arbor Not only does every region in the world have its own unique cooking, nearly all have their special style of beverage as well. We know many—regional wines in France, pale ales in parts of England, mezcals in Mexico, lightly fermented ciders in northern Spain and New England, […]

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Ari's Top 5, Business

The Seemingly Small Act of Knowing People’s Names Can Make a Big Difference

Honor our colleagues and improve our organizational culture   In 1980, a couple years before we opened the Deli, the psychologist Carl Rogers wrote his classic A Way of Being. Rogers, who was born in 1902, the same year the Deli’s building was built, concluded that the country was moving towards a new future—one in which […]

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Ari's Top 5

Sautéed Dates for Dinner

A delightful and delicious appetizer So easy! As with all the cooking I write about, this dish requires really good raw materials. I feel fortunate to have stumbled onto the delicious dates from the marvelous Rancho Meladuco, located in the Coachella Valley in California. They’re ripened carefully on the tree to maximize their natural sweetness. Joan […]

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