Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Zingerman's Specialty Foods

Zingerman's can satisfy almost any craving you may have for an unusual taste, whether you want savory and sweet (how about a caramel made with Parmigiano-Reggiano and tellicherry pepper?), just plain savory (pepper bacon bread), or just plain sweet (rosemary honey from Provence); if Zingerman's doesn't have it, they can probably get it for you.

The variety of choices from cocoa nibs to organic teas, means that you can find the perfect fit for your budget, taste, and recipe. They are a lifesaver for anyone who lives far away from any good food specialty store; I love them for their exotic marmalades and spices. Even though I have a plethora of great shops in my neighborhood, it's fun to see what Zingerman's offers that I can't find locally. When you are looking for a balsamic vinegar that has been aged for 30 years, or the yellowfin tuna in a can from Spain that you heard about from your favorite chef, or a pecan raisin bread that has over a half pound of pecans and raisins in each loaf, or a cream cheese made the way it was 100 years ago, you can find it here.

If you become addicted to their specialty foods or simply want to explore varieties of your preferred foods, Zingerman's offers a club which offers favorites like their brownies, coffeecakes, cheese, or olive oil, delivered monthly to your doorstep.

Now all you have to do is decide what to order first....

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