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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

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

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

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, Tablespoon.com reveals the 2015 winners in 20 different categories, from terrific tastemakers to top food…  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

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

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

Box of the Day: Episode 2

Mystery Box A giant insulated box was dropped off at the Food Works office this morning. What’s inside? Thanks, Verlasso!

A Weekend in SOBE 2014

Burgers & Beaches Here’s a video recap of my weekend at SOBEWFF 2014. From judging Burger Bash on Friday night to hosting the Best of the Munchies even on Sunday, I had a blast. I’m already looking forward to next year’s festival. More from SOBE: 16 Things We Learned at SOBEWFF Go Fork Yourself: BONUS!…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: BONUS! SOBE 2014

BONUS! SOBE 2014 From Sunny Miami This is a very special BONUS episode of  Go Fork Yourself. Last episode, we ran out of time to share our interviews from South Beach Wine & Food Festival. We chat with Trisha Yearwood, Anne Burrell, Geoffrey Zakarian, and John Kunkel. Plus, an adorable interview with Andrew’s son, Noah. That…  Read More

AZ’s Top Cookbooks of 2013

This Year’s Required Reading There have been too many wonderful cookbooks published in 2013 to mention, but here are 25 of my favorite. No matter what type of cook you consider yourself to be, these are cookbooks that should be in your library. From recipes for simple weeknight meals to authentic Asian dishes and impress-your-guests…  Read More

Babson Food Days 2013

The Intersection of Entrepreneurship & Food Hosted by Food Sol at Babson College, the third annual Babson Food Days (October 23-24, 2013) celebrated food “Entrepreneurship of All Kinds” with an assembly of food innovators, pioneers and leaders, including yours truly and my fellow Entrepreneur in Residence Gail Simmons. It’s a great event that seeds and…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: New York City Wine & Food Festival 2013

NYCWFF 2013 Mrs. Issue Andrew & Molly recap their weekend at the New York City Wine & Food Festival. Molly shares her big news. Plus, we have 5 Questions with Hugh Acheson, Guy Fieri (with a cameo from Nadia G.), Doug Quint & Bryan Petroff of Big Gay Ice Cream, and Johnny Iuzzini. Questions We want…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Aspen 2013 Recap

Aspen 2013 Recap At Altitude Andrew had an exciting weekend at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. He shares his highs and lows from having the chance to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini and trying to make hand-pulled noodles at altitude. Plus, they talk about the Eater Young Guns class of 2013.…  Read More

Eater Young Guns 2013

Class of 2013 With my job, I get to visit kitchens and restaurants across the United States scoping out what is new and exciting in the food world. I am constantly impressed by the young talent across this country. That is why I love the concept of The Eater Young Guns; acknowledging a group of 15 stand-outs,…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: James Beard Awards 2013

James Beard Awards 2013 For Sure On this week’s episode of Go Fork Yourself, Andrew and Molly talk all about the James Beard Awards 2013. Andrew talks about his win, how he was “Martha Stewarted” by Martha Stewart, and why he loves a tie. Plus, they talk about negative comments online… for sure. Questions We…  Read More

The Munchies Award Winners 2013

The Votes Are In! After a month of competition and thousands of votes, Tablespoon.com reveals the winners of The Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards, hosted by yours truly and an expert panel of 26 in-the-know chowhounds. Now in its second year, these awards recognize the best-of-the-best in the food biz, from terrific tastemakers to top…  Read More

James Beard Foundation Awards 2013

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! I just returned from 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 3, at Gotham Hall in New York City, during a ceremony hosted…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Austin Food & Wine Festival 2013 Recap

Austin Food & Wine Festival 2013 Recap Keep Austin Weird Andrew and Molly reflect on their weekend at the Austin Food & Wine Festival. They discuss their highs from the festival, their Lance Armstrong sighting, and why Andrew has an issue with Brian Malarkey. Then, Molly asks the important (five) questions to Brian Malarkey and…  Read More

Behind the scenes at the Austin Food & Wine Festival 2013

A Behind-the-Scenes Look Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes at this year’s Austin Food & Wine Festival. Get a peek at the chefs’ miss en place for their demos, I chat with Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook of Animal and Son of Gun, and find out whose demo is called, “sexy leftovers.”