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The Border Check

Where does one place end and another begin? In my Travel Channel special, The Border Check, I discover the cultures and cuisines that blur the line between the United States and Mexico. There’s a focus on the region’s food, but we also talk with everyone from border police to musicians and artists to find out…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Recipe for Fried Chicken Wings

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Fried Chicken Wings

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'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 Creamy Corn Pasta

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Creamy Corn Pasta with Crispy Shallots

Creamy Corn Pasta with Crispy Shallots By Andrew Zimmern All great recipes have contrasting textures and complementary flavors. This creamy corn pasta checks all of the boxes—with sweet corn, spice from chile flakes and lots of black pepper, acidity from fresh tomatoes, and a topping of crunchy fried shallots and the salty kiss of pecorino…  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

The Best Bite at the Minnesota State Fair

The Best Thing I Ate Last Week By Andrew Zimmern I wait all year for the first foot long hot dog from my favorite booth. The first bite is a toe curler. The snap of the skin, the peppery frank, the well done caramelized onions and kraut. It’s simply the best bite of the year…  Read More

My New Favorite Restaurant in Bangkok

Mind Blowing Thai Food at Soei Catch Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food: Bangkok, Tuesday August 23 at 9|8c on Travel Channel. Located along the railroad track in the Dusit neighborhood, Soei is my new favorite restaurant in Bangkok. Our meal at this casual, open-air restaurant simply blew me away. Nearly every single thing I ordered…  Read More

Sneak Preview of Driven by Food in Rio

Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food  kicks off in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, August 16 at 9|8c on Travel Channel. In the series premiere, I’m visiting the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro to experience it like a real carioca, tapping into three local cab drivers to get a true feel for this bustling, diverse metropolis.…  Read More

My Favorite Winter Festivals in Minnesota

Embrace the Cold A lot of people think I’m nuts when I tell them I live in Minnesota. Yeah, it’s cold here. However, the difference between Minnesotans and most other folks is that we embrace the cold. We ski, ice fish, skate and sled. We even still cook outdoors. We pack our weekends with loads…  Read More

18 Must-Try Minnesota State Fair Foods

Where to Eat at the Great Minnesota Get-Together I love the Minnesota State Fair so much that I try to go all 12 days. Every year there’s a list of new food booths, serving every type of novelty deep-fried and on-a-stick creations, but when it comes down to it, half of the food sales comes…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Diner Lingo

Diner Lingo And give it wings! Andrew quizzes Molly on her diner lingo knowledge. Are crickets going to be hitting grocery store shelves? Plus, Andrew & Molly share their top five travel destinations–domestic and international. Read: Diner Lingo (Wikipedia) Watch: Andrew Throws Cricket at Molly (YouTube) This episode is sponsored by:   For a free trial and 10 percent…  Read More

Shop Andrew Zimmern

Hot-n-Fresh Out the Kitchen T-shirts, autographed books, one-of-a-kind hoodies, hats, travel gear and more now available on the brand-new Shop Andrew Zimmern. Check it out>>>   Andrew Zimmern Hollyhoodz Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen Baseball Hat Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen T-Shirt Autographed Copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide… Autographed Copy of The Bizarre Truth Barnyard-y T-Shirt (Men) Barnyard-y…  Read More

Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the Season Here’s a little gift inspiration for the culinarian on your list this holiday season. I’ve included some of my favorite products for stocking stuffers – decadent caramels, artisan sea salt and small-batch soy sauce – as well as a few splurge-worthy items such as the classic chef’s knife from Shun and handmade…  Read More

5 Questions: Candy Freeman & Lois Thielen

Minnesota’s Blue Ribbon Bakers When it comes to prize-winning cakes, cookies, muffins and breads, Candy Freeman and Lois Thielen are the women to beat. The Minnesota natives jumped into the competition baking circuit nearly 20 years ago, and have since won too many ribbons to keep track. This year, Freeman’s orange bundt cake won Grand…  Read More

Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Waste Not, Want Not By Andrew Zimmern You have to check out a group I am working with out of Boston called Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Founded by my pal Ashley Stanley just a few years ago, this food-rescue operation has grown to a “fleet” of three vehicles. It just won Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good contest and…  Read More

Los Angeles

L.A. Recommendations From Michelin-starred fine dining to Korean barbecue and taco food trucks, Los Angeles has one of the most exciting and diverse food scenes in the country. Here’s a snapshot of my favorite L.A. eateries and hotels – there are probably a hundred more that should be on the list, but I’m only vouching…  Read More

Peter Chang

Incendiary Chinese Cuisine Many consider Peter Chang to be the greatest Chinese chef cooking in America, and he has a devoted legion of followers to prove it. Chang’s food-obsessed groupies, who’ve spent years chasing the peripatetic chef across the country, are finally at peace now that he’s settled down in Virginia. At Peter Chang’s China Cafe you’ll…  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

Breakfast Pizzas

Joanne Chang’s Breakfast Pizzas

The Ultimate Grab-’n’-Go Breakfast By Joanne Chang We offer so many mouthwatering buttery, sugary, fruity, chocolaty sweet breakfast treats in the morning that it can be almost impossible to choose just one. That is, unless you’re one of those people who need to start off the day with eggs or bacon or anything not sweet.…  Read More

Travail’s Kickstarter Campaign

Democratizing Entrepreneurship By Andrew Zimmern The long awaited Travail Kickstarter campaign is live. Check it out #prevailtravail. The campaign closes on October 10th, and represents a sea change in terms of how local restaurants get funded. To me, these types of projects have democratized entrepreneurship (obvi!), allowing customers to help push dollars to restaurants they believe in.…  Read More

Andrew’s Minneapolis Tips

Biking in My Adopted Hometown So you want to spend a day in Minneapolis and you’re looking for something to do? My new hometown has got it all. Here in the Twin Cities, everyone bikes everywhere, and cycling around one of the city lakes is something that should not be missed. Don’t have a bike? You gotta…  Read More

Labor Day Recipes

Savor the Last Days of Summer This end-of-August heat wave has me digging through the archives for refreshing, light recipes for my Labor Day get-together. Here are a few ideas for appetizers and sides that’ll cool you down, from citrusy tomatillo salsa and pistachio-studded guacamole to tuna and cherry ceviche. If you’re looking for an…  Read More

5 Questions: Naomi Duguid

Exploring the World Through Food Naomi Duguid is a culinary anthropologist, translating her cultural encounters abroad into stories, photographic essays and recipes for the adventurous cook. A writer, photographer, traveler and cook, Naomi has co-authored six award-winning books including Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through South-East Asia and Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Stories from…  Read More

Megan Seling’s Crème Brulee Cupcakes

Reinvent a Classic By Megan Seling Who needs a ramekin? You can serve delicious crème brulee right in a cupcake! I use a boxed mix for the crème brulee and the results are delicious. You could also use a recipe from scratch, as long as it’s the kind that you make on the stovetop that doesn’t require…  Read More