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Piemontese Panettone with Marrons Glacés

An early chance to buy a whole bunch of great Christmas gifts In 1838, the year after the barn at Cornman Farms was built, Filippo Barbero had begun working as a baker at the church of Mombercelli, about fifteen miles south of the small city of Asti in northern Italy. Forty-five years later, Filippo’s son […]

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A Trio of Compelling Reasons to Come to Miss Kim

A very tasty treasure in Ann Arbor’s culinary ecosystem One thing I’ve learned from traveling a lot over the years is that often, myself included, we can take local treasures for granted while we’re simultaneously letting ourselves be wowed by what we “discover” when we leave town. When I consider the context of the national […]

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New Caramel Sauce from the Candy Manufactory

Terrific topping for gelato, cake, toast Here’s an easy and delicious new taste treat from the crew at the Candy Manufactory. The caramel we’ve been making for years as an ingredient in other confectionery work is now available to take home in 8-ounce cups. If you’re like me and making caramel is not part of […]

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Eve’s Apple Babka Debuts at the Bakehouse

Getting ahead of Rosh Hashanah’s arrival Ready to kick the New Year off in good form? Here’s a new apple babka from the Bakehouse, made specifically for this year’s celebration of the Jewish High Holidays. Babka is one more food that comes out of the culinary traditions of Eastern European Jews. I did not grow […]

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Take a Terrifically Tasty Trip to France

A week of enjoying the food and wine of Lyon and the Jura awaits If you’re one of the many folks I know who’s thinking about heading out for some significant overseas travel to try to make up for the last few years, this Zingerman’s Food Tour to France might just be the ticket. Not […]

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Bourbon Gelato from the Creamery

A terrific new tasty treat Looking for a super tasty dessert this week? Are you a big fan of bourbon? We have just the ticket at the Creamery—handmade gelato crafted with a healthy dose of barrel-aged Kentucky Bourbon. Gelato, if you’re not familiar with it, is the frozen dessert of Italy. It originated, it seems, in […]

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