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Building Cultural Compassion with All Of Us Travel

Partnering with All of Us Travel I spend close to 250 days out of every year on the road and I’m a strong believer in the transformative power of travel. Nothing challenges your perspective or opens your heart and mind to humanity like travel. We become our best selves on the road, culturally curious and acutely…  Read More

Bizarre Foods Season Premiere Tuesday July 3, 9/8c on Travel Channel!

Bizarre Foods: Pony Express Premieres Tuesday July 3, 9/8c on Travel Channel! We filmed in some truly amazing locations for this season of Bizarre Foods. There were moments in each episode where I just had to pinch myself—whether it was driving a real World War II tank in Belgium, trout fishing in Scotland with Angus…  Read More

The Zimmern List Austin: Fresa’s

Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon Surrounded by a super sized state best known for its uniquely Texan way of doing things, Austin is an oasis of freethinkers and creatives with a vibrant music, film, technology and food scene. Austinites have a taste for experimentation that borders on the delirious and it’s reflected in their food—from traditional barbecue…  Read More

All New Bizarre Foods Premieres Tuesday on Travel Channel

Bizarre Foods Season Premiere January 23 9|8c on Travel Channel From the North Woods of the fabled Paul Bunyan to the Mexico City of the Aztecs, this is one of the most exciting seasons of Bizarre Foods we’ve ever made. I’m revealing the food and stories behind notable characters, cultures and mythology, both here in the…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Travels to the Heart of Cajun Country on Bizarre Foods

Tune in for Bizarre Foods: Cajun Country Aug. 15 at 9|8c on Travel Channel On this episode of Bizarre Foods, I’m traversing the heart of Acadiana, an untouched bastion of American history where centuries-old traditions remain a way of life. A region of swamps, bayous and gulf coast marshes, people in Cajun country still live…  Read More

Rotisserie Chicken Worth Traveling For

A Local’s Top Recommendation for Medellin Tune in for Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food: Medellin, Tuesday August 30 at 9|8c on Travel Channel. Nestled in the gorgeous Aburra Valley in northwestern Colombia, Medellin has come a long way since it was dubbed the most dangerous city in the world during the reign of Pablo Escobar.…  Read More

5 Easy Ways to Be a Traveler & Not a Tourist

Embrace the Transformative Power of Travel In my new series Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, I discover the street behind Main street, the off-the-grid dive and the unexpected with a local guide—from a rickshaw driver in Hyderabad to a Nashville cab driver who knows all the hidden gems in Music City. Together, we’re exploring food and culture from a whole new perspective.…  Read More

The Most Exclusive Reservation in Rio de Janeiro

Tia Lea’s Private Restaurant Traveling with a local has its perks, including a reservation at the most exclusive restaurant in town, Tia Lea’s. She runs a private restaurant out of her home in Rio de Janeiro, cooking for no more than 20 people at a time. The food is beyond amazing. And the view? One of…  Read More

The Best Meal from Bizarre Foods: Cyprus

Mediterranean Food Heaven in Cyprus Cyprus is an island paradise, and a crossroads of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern culture. It’s also a nation ripped in half by decades of conflict. In Nicosia, Cyprus, the world’s last remaining occupied and divided city, there is a small café called the Berlin 2 Wall Kebab House. They serve a…  Read More

Introducing the All New Shop Andrew Zimmern

Crafted, Cultivated & Curated Gear for the Adventurous Life For decades, I’ve traveled the world experiencing culture through food. It’s the best job on the planet. Along the way I’ve collected gifts, kitchen gear, clothing and gadgets that I can now share with you through the revamped Shop Andrew Zimmern. We pride ourselves on finding and…  Read More

My Hometown: Justin Yu’s Houston

Justin Yu on Where to Eat & Drink in Houston With an astounding blend of cultures and cuisine, Houston has long been one of America’s great food cities. But it’s only been until recently—with chefs like Chris Shepherd, Hugo Ortega and Justin Yu leading the pack—that anyone’s paid attention to the robust dining scene. Well…  Read More

5 Questions: Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Off Duty In Marcus Off Duty, chef, award-winning author and TV host Marcus Samuelsson steps out of the restaurant and into his home kitchen, where he teaches readers to cook global, flavorful and approachable recipes. It’s a beautiful book, filled with funky illustrations, stories, personalized playlists, and his tips and tricks for tackling ethnic…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Antibiotics & Icarus

Antibiotics and Icarus The Dangers of Antibiotics Andrew and Molly discuss the use of antibiotics in farming and how they can create superbugs. Plus, the rebirth of the Icarus Award and recommendations for the single traveler in New York. Read: Documents reveal how poultry firms systematically feed antibiotics to flocks (Reuters) Read: What If Antibiotics Stopped Working?…  Read More

Bizarre Foods America: Alaska’s Copper River Valley

Charley Family Traditions In tonight’s premiere episode of the sixth season of Bizarre Foods America, I head to Alaska’s Copper River Valley to visit the Charley family, a group of Native Americans who live the traditional life of the Ahtna Tribe. In this far flung outpost of the great Alaskan wilderness, people survive by maintaining…  Read More

My Favorite Travel Apps & More

Monday’s Mixed Bag By Andrew Zimmern AFAR, one of the best travel magazines out there, has launched new Travel Awards. Check it out if you ever intend to leave home this year. Speaking of leaving home, I am always asked about my obsessive use of my iPhone 24/7. I love being connected and many apps…  Read More

Things We Learned at Austin Food & Wine

A few nuggets for y’all from the Austin Food & Wine Festival: Graham Elliot always travels with a tuxedo…. T-shirt. Tim Love has the most badass tailgate set up of all time. Marcus Samuelsson is the only man on planet earth who can pull off floral-meets-camo pants. We love this man. Jason Dady‘s “Mexican street…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Octopus

Eight-Legged Treats Octopus is an ingredient used in dishes across the globe, but in Korea it’s prepared it a little differently. Sannakji is made by cutting a live octopus into small pieces right before serving. Though the animal is dead, electrical impulses still in the octopus’s arms cause the pieces to wriggle around on the…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Octopus

Eight-Legged Treats Octopus is an ingredient used in dishes across the globe, but in Korea it’s prepared it a little differently. Sannakji is made by cutting a live octopus into small pieces right before serving. Though the animal is dead, electrical impulses still in the octopus’s arms cause the pieces to wriggle around on the…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Andrew’s Rants & The Mustache Rangers

Andrew’s Rants & The Mustache Rangers Tirades & “Top Restaurants” While Molly is having adventures in Tanzania, Andrew is left alone with his thoughts. He rants about Yelp, and the Tony Bourdain v. Travel Channel bout (for more info, check out @bourdain on Twitter.) Then we have a very special appearance by fellow podcasters, The…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Andrew’s Rants & The Mustache Rangers

Andrew’s Rants & The Mustache Rangers Tirades & “Top Restaurants” While Molly is having adventures in Tanzania, Andrew is left alone with his thoughts. He rants about Yelp, and the Tony Bourdain v. Travel Channel bout (for more info, check out @bourdain on Twitter.) Then we have a very special appearance by fellow podcasters, The…  Read More

5 Questions: Marcus Samuelsson

The Multifaceted Chef As a chef, restaurateur, author, media personality, UNICEF ambassador and member of the State Department’s American Chef Corps, you could say Marcus Samuelsson is a busy guy. He’s behind Harlem’s acclaimed Red Rooster, its downstairs supper club Ginny’s and Lincoln Center’s American Table (among others). This past summer he released his best-selling…  Read More

10 Best Travel Moments

Make that 12… I couldn’t narrow it down! I am forced to leave out lemon ice in Aleppo Syria, salumi in Sicily, smoked meats in Berchtesgaden, the World Body Painting Festival in Austria, eating street food in Hong Kong, chili crab and laksa in Singapore, market prowling in Hanoi, noodle soup in Bangkok, dining and…  Read More

10 Best Travel Moments

Make that 12… I couldn’t narrow it down! I am forced to leave out lemon ice in Aleppo Syria, salumi in Sicily, smoked meats in Berchtesgaden, the World Body Painting Festival in Austria, eating street food in Hong Kong, chili crab and laksa in Singapore, market prowling in Hanoi, noodle soup in Bangkok, dining and…  Read More

Introducing my new MSNBC show, What’s Eating America

Andrew Zimmern Explores Top Political Issues Through the Lens of Food in “What’s Eating America” Original five-part series premieres Sunday, February 16 at 9 PM ET featuring special guest and humanitarian chef José Andrés. What’s Eating America, hosted by four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality and chef Andrew Zimmern, premieres on Sunday, February 16 at…  Read More

#AZWorldExplorer Instagram Giveaway!

Read AZ and the Lost City of Ophir, and share your pics for a chance to win. I am thrilled with the positive response I’ve received about my new kids book, AZ and the Lost City of Ophir, the first novel in the Alliance of World Explorers series for middle-grade readers. It’s a rip-roaring, Indiana…  Read More

Pre-Order Andrew Zimmern’s New Book: AZ and the Lost City of Ophir

AZ and the Lost City of Ophir Twelve-year-old AZ dreams of becoming the world’s greatest explorer. Instead, he’s stuck in summer school with just Odd Uncle Arthur for company. Little does AZ know that this summer will be his most thrilling—and dangerous—adventure yet. After a time-traveling mishap, AZ finds himself in Ophir, a lost city…  Read More

Big Food Truck Tip with Andrew Zimmern Series Premiere

Big Food Truck Tip Premieres Wednesday, September 19th at 10/9pm CT on Food Network I can’t wait to share my new series with you, Big Food Truck Tip, premiering on Food Network with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, September 19th at 10/9pm CT. Join me as I travel the country in search of passionate food truck…  Read More

The Zimmern List Las Vegas: Chubby Cattle

Tune in for The Zimmern List in Las Vegas, May 15  9/8c on Travel Channel! I love Las Vegas. Don’t hate me. For decades, Vegas was essentially food negligent. There were some decent steakhouses and lousy casino buffets. Folks went to Vegas to gamble, see a show and lower themselves slowly into the hot tub…  Read More