Cooking, Education, Recipes

Passport to the Farmers Market from Miss Kim

Fairy tale eggplants, hen of the woods mushrooms, candy cane beets and delicata squash. What sound like characters in a wild childhood fable are actually staples in Michigan farmers markets during a few magical, yet fleeting, weeks in early fall. Miss Kim’s head chef Ji Hye Kim says she looks forward to this time of […]

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Ari's Picks, Cooking, Recipes

Roasted Vegetables with Cajun Blackening Spices

Here’s one great recipe from the de Vienne family of Épices de Cru fame.  Easy and excellent!  Our friend Sylviane is a fantastic cook who, like the rest of us, is known to forget things in the oven. One day, she served the most delicious, dark-roasted vegetables, crisped to perfection. The natural sugars of the […]

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Beer, Cooking, Cornman Farms, Food, Recipes, Travel

Tabitha’s Alaskan-Inspired Coconut Salmon

by Tabitha Mason, co-managing partner of Zingerman’s Cornman Farms I was born in Alaska, and I think it’s one of the most beautiful places on the planet.  I dream of retiring to Alaska, but not Anchorage, where I was born–Girdwood, Alaska is the town that speaks to me the most.  Girdwood is a small mountain […]

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Cooking with Grace, Education, Food Artisans, Recipes, Specials

Vinegar: The Unsung Hero

The unsung hero of the culinary world is most certainly vinegar. Often undervalued and dismissed as unimportant, vinegar can be an afterthought when you’re cooking. In reality, it’s a secret weapon in your kitchen arsenal that helps unlock the subtle hidden flavors. Vinegar is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to add more […]

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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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Ari's Top 5, Cooking, Deli, Food Artisans, Mail Order, Recipes, Roadhouse

Martelli Maccheroni

Totally marvelous macaroni from Tuscany I taste a lot of new foods—I’m always sampling new stuff, experimenting at home, and eating in restaurants every time I go out of town. But, what really gets my attention is when something I’ve been eating, say, for decades, still blows my mind because it’s just so freaking good! […]

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