Bakehouse, Bread, Business, ZCoBbers, Zingerman's History

My Good Friend Frank

“Friendship is often more enduring than love and less exacting.” Emma Goldman My Good Friend Frank; 40 Years of Fine Food, Friendship, and Fun Back in the spring of 1978, I started my first job in restaurants. It was washing dishes at a place a few of you might well still remember, called Maude’s, over near […]

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Bakehouse, Bread, Deli, Featured, Mail Order

Zingerman’s Gifts: Top 5 Most Popular

The Food Gifts That Make Zingerman’s Mail Order Zingerman’s Mail Order has been sending the best in food since the 1990’s. Today they have an unrivaled selection of food gifts, olive oils and vinegars, chocolates and confections, and Zingerman’s made specialities like breads, cakes, gelato and candy. Here’s their Top 5 Most Popular Gifts. You […]

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Bread, Coffee, Cooking, ZCoBbers

French Toasty Memories

My earliest memory is of French Toast. Given that it’s my first, and a happy one, it’s one that I’ve polished, studied, and restored, time and time again. I distinctly remember waking up to the sound of my mom’s quick steps on the sidewalk, leaving at dawn for her waitressing job at a now non-existent […]

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Agriculture, Bakehouse, Baking, Bread

Some Granular Facts About Grain

This article comes to us from Amy Emberling, Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Bakehouse and leader of the Bakehouse’s new initiative, the Grain Commission, dedicated to sharing information about grains from stories about local farmers to milling information, to how to use them in baking and cooking. Installment #1 from the Bakehouse Grain Commission Grains have been […]

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Bakehouse, Baking, Bread, Food Artisans

Hot Cross Buns: Don’t Miss This Storied Easter Treat!

For the longest time, I just thought Hot Cross Buns was a song you learned to play on the recorder in 5th grade. Little did I know these specialties are a quintessential part of the Easter holiday season and a beloved part of Zingerman’s Bakehouse spring Special Bakes (items we only make once in a […]

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Bakehouse, Bread, Food Artisans

Gumption & Grilled Cheese: The Saga of Sourdough

Now, I suppose I can start back at the beginning of the story. We have been baking Sourdough bread since we opened the Bakehouse, back in 1992. But, back then, we called it “San Francisco Sourdough,” in honor of the well known naturally leavened bread tradition out in California. Fitting, right? As the Bakehouse started […]

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