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Love, Leadership, Language, and the Life of Gustav Landauer

Putting the 100-year-old lessons of an “anarchist mystic” to work in the modern world I’ve gotten a lot of wonderful notes about last week’s piece on love and work. Thank you. It’s both comforting and rewarding to know that the thoughts resonate. The encouraging words also got me wondering. The idea of love and work […]

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Ari's Top 5

Love and Work

Why it’s worth showing love and care in all our actions Way back in 1990—in the same year that the two Germanies were reunited, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and eight years after Paul and I had opened the Deli—my friend Lex Alexander from North Carolina told me about a new book he was […]

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Good Food

Cranberry Walnut Pie

One of the quiet wonders of the Bakehouse If you’re a long time Zingerman’s regular, you likely know the items that have gained us fame over the last quarter century of baking. Sour cream coffee cakes, Jewish rye bread, Pecan Raisin, Magic Brownies, pecan pie . . . Then there are the amazing new additions—breads […]

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Cooking, Good Food

Marash Turkish Red Pepper Flakes

The magical spice of eastern Turkey If you want an easy way to help bring the flavors of your cooking alive in under a minute, you might want to pick up a jar of this terrific dried red pepper from Turkey. Marash pepper is magical. The more you use it, the more likely you’ll feel […]

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“The Zeke Bar” from Askinosie Chocolate

A man who will help lead the fight against the pandemic puts his signature on an amazing dark chocolate When I first wrote about my friend Shawn Askinosie’s new chocolate bar back in 2019, I asked him a few times who “Zeke” was. I vaguely remembered Shawn saying that Zeke Emanuel was a friend who […]

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A Very Fine Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meal Kit

Miss Kim and Samesa offer a marvelous meatless meal While turkey is the default for Thanksgiving dinners, a significant number of Americans don’t eat it. Though this history is rarely told, the U.S. has a long tradition of vegetarianism. Back in 1821, one William Metcalfe published a pamphlet in Philadelphia entitled, “On Abstinence from the […]

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