Ari's Top 5, Cooking, Food Artisans, Good Food, Roadhouse, Zingerman's Events

Pasta Friday

Pasta Friday on Tuesday at the Roadhouse A2 in A2: chef, author, and friend Allison Arevalo brings her passion for people and pasta-cooking to Ann Arbor Speaking of pasta . . . maybe you have great memories, growing up, when you got together with your family and friends over a marvelous home-cooked meal? One where […]

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Ari's Top 5, Bakehouse, Cheese, Creamery

Make a Big Hit at Your House with Hungarian Pimento Cheese

Liptauer Cheese from the Creamery If you’re one of the thousands of folks who’ve fallen in love our pimento cheese over the last ten years, make a note for yourself to ask for a taste of this traditional Hungarian version next time you’re in the Cream Top Shop or the Deli. While Hungarians will know it as “Liptauer,” it could […]

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Ari's Top 5, Cooking, Deli

Staff Barbecue Spice

22 herbs and spices in a superb not-at-all secret blend While the name “Staff Barbecue Spice” may sound a bit innocuous don’t be fooled—this stuff has 22 different herbs and spices. Check the list—cayenne, chile flakes, New Mexico chile flakes, chipotle, paprika, black cardamom, red Sichuan pepper, black pepper, white pepper, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, savory, […]

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Ari's Top 5, Cooking, Good Food, Travel

Anchovies and Butter, or as they say in Italy, Acciughe e Burro

An appetizer for the ages In May, I traveled to Turin, Italy, to learn about the food and cooking of the Piedmont region, where I found a bunch of good things. Stay tuned for more. But one I can’t get out of my mind is the simple combination of anchovies and butter. Unsalted butter with top-notch […]

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Ari's Top 5, Creamery, Good Food

Raclette at the Cream Top Shop

Stay warm and have a marvelous meal at the same time I can’t say I was really ready for all this rain, but it is Spring. How best to warm up? Heading over to Plaza Drive to order up a bowlful of these hot potatoes and warm melted cheese is a good way to go! […]

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Ari's Top 5, Camp Bacon, Cooking, Recipes

Make this great pasta recipe in anticipation of Camp Bacon!

To get you going for Camp Bacon and to share an advance taste of what’s in her new book, The Pasta Friday Cookbook, Allison Arevalo sent along a lovely recipe: Bucatini with Corn, Pancetta and Burrata! For the pasta, the bucatini from the Rustichella folks will work well (available at the Deli or Mail Order). Burrata—mozzarella […]

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