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AZ Cooks Snack Bracket Round 2

AZ Cooks Snack Bracket We’ve narrowed down 16 of my most popular recipes to 8, but we still need your votes to figure out which one is the best dish. Be sure to vote for your favorite in every match-up! Need a refresher? Watch the videos below and help us pick the winner.   ROUND 2: SALTY…  Read More

Mussels Fra Diavolo|Caponata with Grilled Crostini|Za’atar Spiced Almonds|Pickled Shrimp with Crispy Artichokes|Fresh Ricotta with Red Chile & Honey|Fried Eggplant with Honey & Rosemary

21 Easy Holiday Appetizers

Festive Finger Foods Start the party off right this holiday season with one of these delicious appetizers, from simple and elegant seafood dishes like spicy mussels fra diavolo to throwback recipes from my childhood—salmon aspic is making a comeback, you heard it here first. Whether you’re headed to an office potluck or inviting friends over for a festive…  Read More

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Around the World with 12 Delicious Soups

Soup Recipes from Across the Globe I love the convenience, simplicity and versatility of a one pot meal. Need to use up last week’s vegetables? Make soup. Coming down with a cold? Matzoh ball soup cures everything. Feeding a crowd? Whip up a big pot of chili. There’s a soup for every occasion in every culture across the…  Read More

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12 Meals the Whole Family Will Love

Back-To-School Recipes It’s September, the kids are in school and it’s time to get back into the routine of family dinners. If you’re looking for inspiration this fall, here are a few mainstays at the Zimmern household. I’ll admit, these are not all 30 minute recipes and some may take planning ahead. But, they’re all fairly easy and…  Read More

12 Delicious Japanese Recipes to Make at Home

My Favorite Japanese Recipes The foods of Japanese izakayas are among the most beloved in the world. There’s not a chef in the country who doesn’t try his or her hand at ramen, soba, egg custards, robata-style fish, sashimi, yakitori, goya and so on. Surprisingly, though, very few home cooks do. Making Japanese food at home requires having a few…  Read More

Amazing 2-Inch Thick Ribeye Steaks from Peterson Farms

The Best Thing I Ate Last Week By Andrew Zimmern The best thing I ate last week was dinner on Saturday night. Tomato and feta salad, crispy twice-cooked potatoes with thyme from the garden, and these amazing grass-fed, corn finished 2-inch thick ribeye steaks from Peterson Farms cows. Peterson’s raise Limousin cattle exclusively on their…  Read More

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12 Ways to Celebrate Spring Produce

My Best Recipes for Spring Produce I love hearty meals in a bowl as much as the next guy, but it’s time to swap out beef stew and chili for recipes highlighting fresh spring produce. Here in the upper Midwest, we love anything that comes out of the ground as early asparagus, morels, ramps and rhubarb. And…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Beef Stew recipe

12 Ultimate Winter Comfort Foods

Dishes to Make This Winter Winter in Minnesota. End of story. If you live in a climate that’s impacted by bitter arctic air, you need cold weather comfort food recipes in your repertoire. Recipes that’ll warm you from the inside out; dishes that I consider “food with a hug.” Hearty and delicious, here are 12 ways to get through…  Read More

Best Cookbooks of 2015

The Best Cookbooks of the Year It seems each year there are more incredible cookbooks published than the last; it’s a tough job to whittle down the lengthy list into a handful of my favorites. This year in particular, there are several noteworthy debuts, like Aaron Franklin’s meat smoking manifesto, Michael Solomonov’s ode to Israeli cuisine,…  Read More

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12 Christmas Desserts

12 Desserts for a Holiday Feast From a fruit cake you’ll actually want to eat and pear tarte tatin, to a decadent chocolate ganache cake and a classic pecan tart, here are 12 dessert recipes to round out your Christmas meal. Happy holidays!  

New Minnesota State Fair Foods For 2015

New Foods at the Minnesota State Fair The Great Minnesota Get-Together always makes room for a host of new foods to try. This year is no exception, with over 50 fresh eats to sample. Fans of Sriracha, ice cream, and everything deep-fried will have plenty to celebrate, so here’s the line up for 2015: [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”15″ gal_title=”New Minnesota State Fair…  Read More

4th July Recipes

25 Recipes for a 4th of July Feast

STARTERS • Grilled Pineapple Salsa • Fried Artichokes & Lemon Aioli • Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes • Avocado Salsa • Crab Rolls & Chile Sauce     BARBECUE • Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce • Pineapple-Glazed Spare Ribs • Franklin Barbecue’s Beef Ribs • BBQ Mop Sauce & Texas Dry Rub • 12-Hour Whole Packer Brisket       SEAFOOD…  Read More

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12 Grill Recipes for Memorial Day

Grills Gone Wild I love cooking over wood, live fire, coals and smoke. Grilling is very social—you can have friends over and stand outside and man the grill. It’s the best part about summer. Just in time for the unofficial start of grilling season, here are 12 reasons to fire up that grill, from seafood like scallops,…  Read More

2015 James Beard Foundation Award Winners

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! As always, I had a fantastic time at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious awards ceremony honoring professionals in the food and beverage biz. I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing organization that works hard on education, agriculture issues, food insecurity and hunger relief. You…  Read More

2015 Munchies Award Winners

The Votes Are In! Hosted by yours truly and an expert panel of 43 in-the-know culinary experts, the 2015 Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards recognize the best-of-the-best in the food biz. After more than five weeks of competition and hundreds of thousands of votes, reveals the 2015 winners in 20 different categories, from terrific tastemakers to top food…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Herbed Shrimp Capellini

12 Pasta Dishes to Master

Essential Pasta Dishes to Add to Your Repertoire Everyone loves pasta. It’s quick, easy and economical. It can also be as elegant as you care to make it, and is universally beloved in every country I can think of. Here are a few tips to keep in mind next time you’re cooking pasta: Cook pasta…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Best of 2014: Part 2

Best of 2014: Part 2 Best of 2014 To celebrate the end of a great year, here is part two of our Best of 2014 episodes. One of our favorite interviews from 2014, Andrew sat down with Alton Brown in his trailer on the Cutthroat Kitchen lot to have a very honest and personal conversation…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Best of 2014: Part 1

Best of 2014: Part 1 Best of 2014 It’s part one of our favorite moments from 2014! Michael Symon talks about his hometown, Cleveland. Kevin Pang shares his insight into food journalism. Andrew’s son, Noah asks Molly the important questions. Lidia Bastianich tells us about how she has seen the food world change. And Guy…  Read More

Best Cookbooks of 2014

My Favorite Cookbooks of the Year Every year hundreds of cookbooks are published, dozens of which deserve a spot on your shelf. But we’ve tried to narrow it down to a handful that really impress–whether it’s the private cooking lessons from the world’s best chefs in Dana Cowin’s Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, cooking…  Read More

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Giving Inspiration From products made by my students at Babson, such as the Craic & Blonde Haitian Pikliz and the super cool FireQube, to Shop Andrew Zimmern swag and my new line of cookware with CHEFS Catalog, here are my gift giving recommendations for 2014. We’ve also thrown in a few mainstays that never go out of…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Happy Holidays! Andrew & Molly share their favorite gift ideas for the food and travel lovers in your life. Plus, Molly’s bathroom prank and they give the Icarus Award to a man claiming to have cured alcoholism. Molly’s Gift Guides Food Nerd Edition>>> Book Worm & Movie Buff Edition>>> Watch: Icarus Award…  Read More

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12 Game Day Recipes

The Best Sunday Couch Chow Few things excite me more than the prospect of a lazy football Sunday spent hanging out with friends and family. I love cooking for a crowd, rolling out different finger foods, hearty soups and snacks throughout the day. Here are some of my go-tos, always sure to please the masses…  Read More

25 Things We Learned at the Minnesota State Fair

Another State Fair Has Come and Gone. We do things a little differently here at Food Works HQs. Where to start? The time one of us devoted a full day’s work trying to source live crickets for a cooking demo? Or maybe the time one of us once opened a UPS box with a whole…  Read More

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12 Kickass Salads

Get Inspired by Summertime Produce Here in Minnesota we need to take advantage of the short growing season, and salads are the perfect way to savor summer’s bountiful harvest. Who doesn’t love fresh leafy greens and flavorful vegetables tossed in a zesty dressing on a warm summer evening? From meal-in-a-bowl bistro salads to my favorite…  Read More

Uptown Art Fair 2014

Summer Lovin’ There is a reason we put up with the subzero temperatures and blizzards in Minnesota: our summers are amazing. When I am clearing the snow off my car and I can’t feel my toes, I visualize of all of the fantastic things I’m going to do after the thaw. I always look forward to…  Read More

James Beard Foundation Awards 2014

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! I had a fantastic weekend at the James Beard Foundation Awards in NYC, the nation’s most prestigious awards ceremony honoring professionals in the food and beverage biz. Winners of the Foundation’s annual Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards were presented on May 2, at Gotham Hall in New York City, during a…  Read More

Things We Learned at Austin Food & Wine 2014

Another Austin Food & Wine has come and gone, and I for one can’t wait for 2015. One of the most fun, intimate festivals in the country. Without further ado, some of the best moments (and one sort of ugly one) from this year’s party: 1. Paul Qui has confirmed for me that the Next Big Food Trend…  Read More

2014 Munchies Awards Winners

And the winners are… Hosted by yours truly and an expert panel of 40 in-the-know culinary experts, the 2014 Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards recognize the best-of-the-best in the food biz, from terrific tastemakers to top food destinations. It’s been exciting to ignite a passionate food debate and encourage people to support their favorite restaurants, media, and chefs…  Read More

2014 JBF Award Nominees

Congrats to the Nominees! Yesterday, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 JBF awards. Congratulations to all of the nominees, what a talented pool of culinary greatness. If you didn’t catch the nominee announcement, the full list is below. The winners for the Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards will be announced at…  Read More