[Sca-cooks] Long Pepper Bacon

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Mar 15 08:27:19 PDT 2007

Zingermans is celebrating their 25th anniversary this week.
Their breads are featured in the latest House and Garden.
They are the quintessential Ann Arbor institution. The mail
order alone is a 30 million dollar business now. They have moved into local
wedding and also event planning.  I think I mentioned
that they were selling the long pepper and grains of paradise back in May
of 2005. The co-owner was one of the keynote speakers at the
Symposium on American Culinary History.
I've looked the producer of their long pepper up before. It turns out 
the company also has a website--


Susan Fox wrote:
> Everything old is new again...
> A filker friend was rhapsodizing about his favorite deli in Ann Arbor so 
> I had to look at the website.  On the front page today was an item about 
> how "Long pepper was a favored spice during the Roman empire and 
> American colonial cooking, where it probably found its way next to 
> bacon, too, so it makes sense."  They ship, maybe I'll get some.
> http://www.zingermans.com/Index.pasp
> [Oh, and the song is here:  
> http://filkertom-itom.blogspot.com/2007/03/031-contessa.html]
> Selene

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