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Andrew Zimmern Recipe Lemon Dill Chicken

Chicken with Lemon & Dill

Weeknight Dinner Magic By Andrew Zimmern This dish is so easy and yummy and perfect for any weeknight. I use chicken thighs and fresh Meyer lemons. They make all the difference. If you make this, send me your pictures and tag me on Instagram so I can see yours. Looking for more chicken recipes? Here are…  Read More

How to Make Perfect Fried Chicken at Home

How to Make Perfect Fried Chicken at Home

Want to learn a flawless technique for frying chicken? You’ve come to the right place. My methodology comes from the one and only Edna Lewis— the renowned American chef, teacher, and author who helped refine the American view of Southern cooking. The result is the perfectly moist, crispy fried chicken of your dreams. Knives used:…  Read More

Learn to Cut Batons with this Sweet Potato & Shrimp Fritter Recipe

I love these sweet potato & shrimp fritters with nuoc cham. This classic Vietnamese street food is packed with flavor, texture and stunning color. It seems like the kind of thing you only order in a restaurant, but I promise it’s easier to make at home than you think. And it’s gluten- and dairy-free. I’ll…  Read More

Lisa Donovan’s Slab Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Lisa Donovan’s Slab Buttermilk Pie Recipe By Lisa Donovan I developed my buttermilk chess pie when I was working with Sean Brock as his pastry chef as a nod to both of our deep Appalachian roots. It became a huge staple in my career and social life—I basically couldn’t show up to a picnic without…  Read More

The 5 Knives Every Home Cook Needs

Every home cook needs a few quality knives. My go-to knives come from Shun. I have an embarrassing amount of them, but for your average person, I think a good chef’s knife, paring knife, kitchen shears and a serrated knife can do just about any job. Fun extras include a blunt nose nakiri for vegetables (primarily);…

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Andrew’s Favorite Things

You’ve been asking for my favorite gear for years, and I finally created this handy roundup with all my favorites. From woks and knives to salt and coffee, here’s what I actually use in my home kitchen (and beyond). This page contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own.

Andrew Zimmern Recipe Winter Roll

Winter Rolls with Grilled Beef & Shrimp Recipe

By Andrew Zimmern Beef and shrimp winter rolls are so easy and delicious to make. The lightly seared beef adds such a richness to a fresh bunch of herbs and greens. Watch Me Make Winter Rolls:

Andrew Zimmern Recipe Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki, Savory Japanese Pancakes

By Andrew Zimmern Okonomiyaki is a savory and delicious Japanese pancake that I first had on the streets of Osaka. Use cabbage as a base, and add shrimp, bean sprouts and kimchi… top with Bulldog Sauce, Kewpie Mayo, bonito flakes and some of my secret macadamia nut crumble recipe.

Soy Butter Mushrooms

Soy Butter Mushrooms

By Andrew Zimmern This is the insanely craveable mushroom dish of your dreams! This is a technique that you can use with a lot of other vegetables—broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green beans, you name it. Your family is going to beg you to make this again.

Fried Chicken Sandwiches

By Andrew Zimmern Pickle-brined fried chicken three ways – Nashville-style hot chicken, buffalo sauce and dry rubbed with Sichuan peppercorns and cumin. So easy and delicious, you gotta try it for Super Bowl Sunday! Like this recipe? Save it on Pinterest!

Beijing Noodles

Beijing Noodles

Beijing Noodles By Andrew Zimmern Also called Fried Sauce Noodles, this dish is arguably the most famous noodle dish in China. In Beijing, it’s available everywhere, anywhere and anytime, from humble food stalls to fancy restaurants. My friend Judy at the Woks of Life posted a great recipe that used to get started. I owe…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern’s Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Recipes for Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah is a time for reflection and repentance, but it probably doesn’t surprise you that my favorite part is the food. It’s a great excuse to sit around the dinner table with family and friends, and say a toast to the year ahead. To honor tradition, I like to cook dishes…  Read More


Soy Sauce Noodles Way out on Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, I ate in a middling restaurant pretty frequently before it closed. Like a lot of restaurants, it did a few things so well, so perfectly, that I kept going just for those dishes. One of them was these noodles, to which you can add…

Andrew Zimmern's Recipe for Veal Marsala

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Veal Marsala

Veal Marsala with Rosemary & Mushrooms By Andrew Zimmern This traditional veal marsala recipe with mushrooms is a stunning autumnal dish that comes together quickly. I prefer to use bone-in veal chops instead of boneless cuts from the leg because they tend to overcook and dry out. If you don’t want to use veal, this mushroom…  Read More

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Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue Chicken By Andrew Zimmern This barbecue chicken is the best thing I’ve cooked in a long time. I’m confident enough that I’d put it up in a barbecue contest any day of the week. The key is to cook the chicken quarters over indirect heat with a lot of smoke, before finishing them over…  Read More

AZ Cooks Shuck a Clam

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Shuck Clams

How to Shuck Clams Clams are definitely one of my top five desert island foods. During my childhood summers, my dad and I would spend the day clamming in the bay of Long Island’s South Fork. We’d poach and steam them, add them to chowder or cioppino, or shuck them and simply enjoy on the…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Shellfish Stock

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Shellfish Stock

Homemade Shellfish Stock By Andrew Zimmern Always, always, always save your leftover shells and bones in bags in your freezer to make rich, homemade stocks and broths. It’s an ingredient that is guaranteed to take your cooking to the next level. Today, I’m making a shellfish stock with leftover lobster and shrimp shells for my shrimp…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's tips for cutting an avocado

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Cut an Avocado

The Easiest Ways to Prep an Avocado Whether you slice it, dice it, scoop it, smash it or simply cut it in half and eat it with a spoon, there’s no denying avocados are one of the most beloved fruits around the world—we consume more than 4 billion per year in the United States alone.…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern’s Super Bowl Guide

My Best Super Bowl Recipes Of course I’m disappointed the Vikings won’t be winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy on their home turf, but I am thankful for an amazing season and ready to welcome the world to Minnesota for Super Bowl 52 and the best week of events in NFL history. If you didn’t score tickets…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's recipe for sous vide spare ribs

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Sous Vide Spare Ribs

Sous Vide Spare Ribs with Sticky Rice & Peanut Sauce By Andrew Zimmern Want to take your cooking game to a new level? Get on board with the immersion circulator. Sous vide cookery is safe, convenient and easy. Cooking inside of a sealed container allows you to lock in flavors, juices and fats unlike any other…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Recipe for Fried Chicken Wings

Fried Chicken Wings Recipe

Dry-Rubbed Fried Chicken Wings By Andrew Zimmern Do you want to be king of your chicken wing castle? Deep fry a batch of wings before tossing with your favorite dry rub and melted butter. Chicken wing supremacy is really that simple. Here, I’ve used two different types of dry rub—one with herbs, garlic and onion,…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Recipe Homemade Paneer

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Homemade Paneer

How to Make Paneer at Home By Andrew Zimmern One of the easiest cheeses to make at home is the classic Indian paneer. It’s a mild, fresh farmers’ cheese that takes on flavors really well, soaking up the sauce it cooks in. For my version of saag paneer, I like it to be soft and…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Coq au Vin

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Coq Au Vin

Coq Au Vin By Andrew Zimmern A traditional French stew, coq au vin is a rich red wine-braised chicken dish that’s easy enough for a weeknight meal, yet elegant and impressive for a dinner party or holiday meal. This recipe is so good I would serve it to chef Daniel Boulud without flinching. I often…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Thanksgiving Guide

Andrew Zimmern’s Complete Thanksgiving Guide

Tips & Recipes for Thanksgiving Success Sharing a table with family and friends in celebration of tradition and great food is what makes Thanksgiving my favorite holiday, and I know I’m not the only one. Thanksgiving is about our cultural demonstration of collective thanks, expressed by a delicious meal…followed by football. Hosting the biggest feast…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Brisket Nachos Recipe

Brisket Nachos with Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa Recipe

Brisket Nachos with Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa By Andrew Zimmern One of the easiest and most satisfying ways to utilize leftover brisket is to make a big platter of these insanely delicious nachos. Your friends will go crazy when you put these out on game day with a pitcher of margaritas…. be prepared to make a second…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Recipe for Asopao with Chicken and Shrimp|Andrew Zimmern's Recipe for Asopao with Chicken and Shrimp

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Caribbean Asopao with Chicken & Shrimp

Asopao with Chicken & Shrimp By Andrew Zimmern This asopao is true island-style Caribbean magic, an easy one-pot jambalaya to add to your weeknight dinner rotation. I’d suggest you follow the recipe the first couple times you make this dish, then feel free to customize it with whatever meat or seafood you have on hand.…  Read More


9 Sweet and Savory Pies to Make on Pi Day

9 Ways to Celebrate Pi(e) Pi Day is 3/14, and while this made-up holiday has nothing in common with our favorite dessert, we have no problem dedicating a whole day to baking and eating pie. Here are nine sweet and savory ways to indulge.   Lattice-Top Blueberry Pie As far as pie fillings go, this one…  Read More

Uptown’s Favorite Neighborhood Eatery for Every Occasion

Heyday A Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2015, chef Jim Christiansen’s thoughtful food is hyper-seasonal (often foraged) and speaks to his stint at Noma, with dishes such as grilled lamb with winter radish and stewed local oats, and hake with cauliflower, smoked cod roe emulsion and herbs (pictured above). Christiansen skillfully balances flavor, texture,…  Read More