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My Favorite Tools for Cooking Outdoors

As a lifelong outdoorsman and chef, I’m thrilled to marry my passion for hunting and fishing with cooking over fire. That’s why I think my new show, Wild Game Kitchen on Outdoor Channel, is some of my best work. I keep asking myself why? I’ve come to realize it’s because I am so excited about…

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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.

Broccoli Pasta

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Andre’s Broccoli Pasta

Broccoli Pasta By Andrew Zimmern This is my dad’s 50-year-old recipe for broccoli pasta, loaded with parmesan cheese. It’s heavenly, a very special recipe for me that my dad used to make all the time when I was growing up. You can watch the step-by-step process on my Instagram. View this post on Instagram A…  Read More

Hanukkah Donuts

Hanukkah Doughnuts

Sufganiyot By Andrew Zimmern Hebrew for donuts, sufganiyot are without question the most popular Hanukkah food in Israel. These are iconic fried treats that are simply prepared yeasted treats, filled with chocolate, creams, curds or jellies. You will find bakeries and markets throughout the country filling their shelves and windows with these little gems starting…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern’s Best Summer Recipes for the 4th of July

My Best Recipes for 4th of July There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday (and my birthday) than relaxing with family, hanging out by the grill and enjoying fresh summer produce. Here are a few of my favorite recipes, from all-American cookout classics like barbecue chicken and baked beans, to picnic perfect salads and a…  Read More

My Best Recipes for a Father’s Day Grill Out

Recipes for a Father’s Day Grill Out Being a father is my life’s greatest joy. Parenthood is the best gift of all, and spending time by the grill or in the kitchen teaching my son the ropes is my favorite way to spend Father’s Day. Here are 10 recipes to inspire you to fire up…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Recipe Grilled Chicken Wings|AZ Grilling Chicken Wings

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled Chicken Wings with Apricot-Mustard Glaze By Andrew Zimmern A foolproof flavor combination, apricot and mustard have an affinity for each other. I love adding my Moroccan Moon seasoning to the marinade, an aromatic blend of turmeric and lemon peel that works its magic on anything I throw on the grill. This glaze is an…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Recipe for Risotto Milanese

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Risotto Milanese

Risotto Milanese By Andrew Zimmern Risotto is one of the simplest things to cook, yet one of the hardest dishes to master in the kitchen. The secret is patience, adding your stock little by little as the rice absorbs the starchy liquid to create a creamy texture. Risotto shouldn’t be dense or dry, it should…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's recipe for salad with poached eggs and bacon vinaigrette

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Salad with Poached Eggs & Bacon Vinaigrette

Salad with Poached Eggs & Bacon Vinaigrette By Andrew Zimmern It’s hard to beat the contrasting combination of salty and sweet, hot and cold, soft and crunchy in this one eyed salad with bacon and brown sugar vinaigrette. Make it for an easy brunch, lunch or weeknight supper. Watch Andrew make this recipe:

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Everything Bagel & Egg Casserole

Everything Bagel & Egg Casserole Recipe by Kevin Masse from TheFeedFeed This recipe transforms the typical egg bake into a craveable dish inspired by the classic combination of everything bagels topped with cream cheese, onion, capers and smoked salmon. Bagels work well in a make ahead and soak overnight casserole because they don’t lose their…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Grilled Octopus Salad

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Grilled Octopus Salad

Grilled Octopus with Frisee, Mustard Vinaigrette & Tomato-Pepper Sauce By Andrew Zimmern Octopus is delicious and easy to cook at home, trust me. It may seem intimidating, but I’m hoping this tutorial will encourage you to try it out. This is a set it and forget it type of meal. Once you’ve cooked the octopus,…  Read More

Memorable Comfort Food in Chicago

Where to Find Great Comfort Food in the Windy City By Bob & Sue In addition to three of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Chicago—Grace, Alinea and 16 at the Trump—we enjoyed several first time places for memorable comfort food: Credit: Huge Galdones Momotaro This large Japanese restaurant offers delicious sushi and high-quality small…  Read More


Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster By Andrew Zimmern Bananas foster was invented at Brennan’s in New Orleans a long time ago; there are very few recipes that can be traced back to a single moment in time. I like to use whisky because it cuts the sweetness, but feel free to use rum or even banana liqueur like…  Read More

The Most Bizarrely Named Places on the Planet

What’s in a name? We compiled a list of some of the most bizarrely named places on the planet. I mean there really is a Fucking, Austria just two miles east of the German border. Actually pronounced to rhyme with “booking,” the tiny town of Fucking is most famous for its traffic signs. British and American soldiers who…  Read More

Taste Atlas: Buenos Aires

Devour Buenos Aires A Latin American city heavy with European influences, Buenos Aires is the best of both worlds. Equally confident and classy, there’s no question why it’s the most visited South American city. A unique cultural life thrives here, from the old-timey cafes, European architecture and bustling streets to the devoted soccer fans and…  Read More

Where to Eat in Lisbon

George Mendes Shares 5 Favorites in Lisbon After graduating from culinary school and working at Bouley in Tribeca, Alain Passard’s Arpege in Paris, and as chef de cuisine at NYC’s Tocqueville, George Mendes opened Aldea, a homage to his Portuguese heritage. In October, the Michelin-starred chef released his first cookbook, My Portugal, a beautiful book of…  Read More

Michael Symon’s Guide to Cleveland

Cleveland Rocks. After being named Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in 1998, Michael Symon shot into the national spotlight. Since then he’s become a James Beard Award winner, an Iron Chef, a cookbook author, and a host of ABC’s The Chew. Symon’s work in his hometown of Cleveland put it on the…  Read More


The Second City Chicago’s food scene is dynamic. There is a willingness from chefs and diners alike to experiment with food, which means every time I visit something new and exciting is happening. From classic Chicago deep-dish pizza joints to once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences, Chicago holds strong as one of America’s most diverse and fascinating food…  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

Go Fork Yourself: Holiday Bests

Holiday Bests Happy Holidays! Andrew & Molly give us their top fives for bests gifts for food lovers from treats to kitchen gadgets to cookbooks. They’ve got you covered. Plus, they answer a very special listener question. More Information Andrew Zimmern: Bringing the heat to kitchens nationwide– USA Today The Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken with Ratatouille

A Classic Combination By Andrew Zimmern Family meal night across America just got easier, and so did entertaining on a budget. Ratatouille paired with roast chicken pieces is a classic combination that even your kids will devour. If you care to, this dish works equally well with turkey quarters on the grill: Use the same…  Read More

New York City

Home Sweet Home I was born and raised in New York City. I love going back to my hometown. There is an energy in the city like no other, and it is home to the best food scene in the world. I could list amazing places to check out in NYC for days, but here…  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

Easy Chicken with Mushrooms

A Quick Weeknight Meal Serve this simple dish with sauteed spinach seasoned with garlic and a healthy grain such as quinoa.