Sunday, September 13, 2015

Shopping at Zingerman's

Internet shopping for gifts is a treat.  The focus here is food.  Who can not like good food delivered as a surprise?  There are no complementary put backs expected here.  That is not the point.

Once it was Balducci's, the famous New York store on 7th avenue in Greenwich Village.  They sent wonderful boxes of food to my parents and others, at my bequest.  Unfortunately a second or third generation tanked the company with unfounded ambition.  Now the go to place is Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  You call and actually talk to people who seem interested and even willing to talk about themselves.  It's like the 1950's.

Yesterday was a day of mailings.  With the Jewish holiday, they now have their related baked goods including the amazing rugelach that they make.  K grew up in a Jewish neighborhood where her family was not, and in fact Chinese.  She grew up with all of the Jewish holidays and food.  The traditional walnut, currant, and apricot rugelach was ordered for here as well as the new chocolate and raspberry.  Random gifts were sent to friends that may have included some spices.

It's all to be mailed on Monday.  It's an inexpensive way to keep in touch with good friends.  Part of our batch will be given to our wonderful Polish housekeeper who sewed up my last white windbreaker just yesterday, which those of you who know me well can see me in since the age of 11, different variations but not to be discerned by most.  That is definitely worth some rugelach.

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