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Champagne and Parmigiano Reggiano Risotto

Sparkling wine and the king of cheeses come together to make one terrific meal I learned this dish probably two dozen years ago from Laura di Collibiano, the woman who’s helped to revive the production of the terrific olive oil Tenuta di Valgiano estate in the western part of Tuscany. She makes it, she said, […]

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Bûche de Noël from the Bakehouse

A sweet taste of northern European Christmas to grace your table The name of the classic French holiday cake, Bûche de Noël, means, literally, “Christmas log.” It seems to have its historical roots in the traditions of Celtic Brittany, where trees were used to celebrate the winter solstice. At that time, trees were believed to […]

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The Zingerman’s Food Tour to the Untamed Island of Sardinia

A guided week-long visit to one of the more exceptional places to eat and drink in all of Europe The week before last I wrote about some wonderful sardines we have from the folks at Fishwife (you can find them at the Deli and at the Roadhouse). This week, it’s Sardinia, the island, since I’ve got the […]

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A Quartet of Compelling Pumpkin Products for the Holiday

Tasty treats to take your day to more delicious places Party Time Pumpkin Pie from the Bakehouse A classic coming together of Native American and European and Asian culinary influences—features a creamy filling of pumpkin (native to the Americas), spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves from Southeast Asia, enhanced by heavy cream in an all-butter […]

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Uncle Joe Burroughs’ Whole Fried Catfish Platter at the Roadhouse

    The story of a kind man I never met and the catfish for which he became famous It’s true! The cat is back! If you come into the Roadhouse this month, you might be happy to see the whole fried catfish has returned to what so many of you believe is its rightful place on […]

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Darjeeling Tea, First Flush from the Lingia Estate

The first picking of the 2023 spring harvest hits the Deli’s shelves In the “ABC of Zingerman’s Food Philosophy” that you’ll find in the new pamphlet, “A Taste of Zingerman’s Food Philosophy,” you’ll see this superfine tea under “D”: D is for Darjeeling. More specifically, First Flush Darjeeling Tea. This is the very limited supply […]

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