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Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies By Andrew Zimmern I have a different approach to the classic chocolate chip cookie: I like to add pieces of toasted pecans and favor chips over chocolate chunks or chopped chocolate shards. I prefer cookies that are crispy on the edges and soft in the middle. After much experimentation, I…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern’s Favorite Foods at the Minnesota State Fair

What to Eat at the Minnesota State Fair I like to stick with tradition when it comes to the State Fair, never passing up an opportunity for cheese curds, a foot-long hot dog, an ice cold 1919 root beer and a bucket of Sweet Martha’s cookies. Fair food doesn’t need to be, and probably shouldn’t…  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

AZ Cooks snack bracket championship

AZ Cooks Snack Bracket Championship

AZ Cooks Snack Bracket We’ve narrowed down 16 of my most popular recipes to 2! In this final match up, salty roast pork belly goes head to head with sweet chocolate chip cookies. We need your votes to figure out which one is the best dish. Need a refresher? Watch the videos below and help us…  Read More

AZ Cooks snack bracket round 3

AZ Cooks Snack Bracket Round 3

AZ Cooks Snack Bracket Round 3 We’ve narrowed down 16 of my most popular recipes to 4, but we still need your votes to figure out which one is the best dish. Be sure to vote for your favorite in every match-up! Need a refresher? Watch the videos below and help us pick the winner.   <a…  Read More

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AZ Cooks Snack Bracket Round 2

AZ Cooks Snack Bracket We’ve narrowed down 16 of my most popular recipes to 8, but we still need your votes to figure out which one is the best dish. Be sure to vote for your favorite in every match-up! Need a refresher? Watch the videos below and help us pick the winner.   ROUND 2: SALTY…  Read More

AZ Cooks snack bracket

The AZ Cooks Snack Bracket

AZ Cooks Snack Bracket 16 of my most popular recipes are facing off in a competition to find out which one is the best dish. Be sure to vote for your favorite in every match-up! Need a refresher? Watch the videos below and help us pick the winner. SALTY MATCH-UP #1 SALTY MATCH-UP #2 SPICY…  Read More

The Story of Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar

Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar Buying a bucket of Sweet Martha’s cookies to share with your friends is a Minnesota State Fair must, and one of those food experiences that cannot be accurately replicated at home EVEN IF their dough is available for purchase in your grocer’s freezer. Few things can beat piping hot, messy chocolate…  Read More

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Classic State Fair Dishes To Make at Home

You don’t have to battle the throngs of fairgoers to indulge in french fries and turkey legs. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with the State Fair. I mean, 12 days of munching on the ultimate comfort foods—foot longs, turkey legs, french fries, pie—what’s not to love? Here are 10 crowd-pleasing, State Fair-inspired recipes to make at home any…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern’s Minnesota State Fair Food Guide

Where to Eat at the Minnesota State Fair 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 all types of novelty deep-fried on-a-stick creations, but I’m a traditionalist when it comes to state fair chow. What’s the key…  Read More

My Hometown: Renee Erickson’s Seattle

Renee Erickson on Where to Eat & Play in Seattle Renee Erickson bought her first restaurant when she was just 25 years old. Seventeen years later, she owns four successful, beloved Seattle restaurants–Boat Street Café (closing at the end of May!), The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins and Barnacle–as well as the oyster trucks Boat Street…  Read More

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How to Master the Cookie Exchange

My Favorite Cookie Recipes It’s the holidays. You’re bound to be invited to an annual cookie exchange, take goodies to the office, or be in charge of a Christmas dessert spread at some point. So we thought we’d help you out with my favorite cookie recipes, including a few classics from Minnesota State Fair blue…  Read More

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12 Game Day Recipes

The Best Sunday Couch Chow Few things excite me more than the prospect of a lazy football Sunday spent hanging out with friends and family. I love cooking for a crowd, rolling out different finger foods, hearty soups and snacks throughout the day. Here are some of my go-tos, always sure to please the masses…  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

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Our Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

Get into the Holiday Spirit It’s that time of year. You’re bound to be invited to an annual cookie exchange, take treats to the office, or be in charge of a Christmas dessert spread at some point in the coming week. Here’s my collection of some of my favorite cookies, including a few recipes from Minnesota…  Read More

Hampton Creek Foods

Welcome to the Future By Andrew Zimmern Apps and i-whatevers are old news in the venture capital meccas of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The big investment frontier is now food, and what’s going on out there is revolutionizing what we eat, how we eat and how it gets to us. Hampton Creek Foods is…  Read More

Fourth of July Recipes

Summertime Recipe Round-up The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence (and my birthday) than sitting around with the family, swimming, grilling up my favorite meat, noshing on fresh summer eats and indulging my inner pyro. Here are a few of my top picks, from…  Read More

||Tubetti with Pork|Strawberry-Champagne Granita with Macerated Berries||Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Burrata & Lemon|Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce|Seared Scallops with Green Curry & Spinach|Sticky Rice with Durian Custard|Frisee Salad with Candied Bacon & French Vinaigrette|Roast Chicken with Ratatouille|Crème Brûlée|

Valentine’s Day

Bring on the romance. Skip dinner at a fancy restaurant and practice the art of seduction from the comforts of your own kitchen. I’ve gathered some of my favorite recipes to help you set the mood. After dinner, I’d suggest you settle in on the couch with a good food movie (trust me, these are sexier…  Read More

||Tubetti with Pork|Strawberry-Champagne Granita with Macerated Berries||Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Burrata & Lemon|Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce|Seared Scallops with Green Curry & Spinach|Sticky Rice with Durian Custard|Frisee Salad with Candied Bacon & French Vinaigrette|Roast Chicken with Ratatouille|Crème Brûlée|

Valentine’s Day

Bring on the romance. Skip dinner at a fancy restaurant and practice the art of seduction from the comforts of your own kitchen. I’ve gathered some of my favorite recipes to help you set the mood. After dinner, I’d suggest you settle in on the couch with a good food movie (trust me, these are sexier…  Read More

Aunt Suzanne’s Caramel Pecan Bars

A Simple, Foolproof Treat By Andrew Zimmern Everyone is baking these days, myself included. I venture to guess that it’s because the category represents the ultimate comfort food: A warm crusty bread, perfect cookies, or these simple bars my Aunt Suzanne makes all the time. I just made this batch, and turned her notes into…  Read More

Taste Atlas: Amsterdam

Devour Amsterdam Amsterdam is a quirky enclave of bikes, boats and old world charm that draws visitors from all over the world. In a city that defies easy description, tourists flock there for the forbidden (“coffee shops” and the infamous Red Light District) as much as they do for the renowned architecture, museums and culture. And…  Read More

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The Perfect Holiday Cookie: Biscochitos

Rich Cinnamon & Sugar Cookies By Andrew Zimmern Three years ago in New Mexico I met the Otero family. Steve orchestrated the matanza, or traditional pig feast famous in the Southwest for using every part of the hog. He browned back ribs and pork loin in a cast-iron pan 3-feet wide over a wood fire and…  Read More

5 Questions: David Lebovitz

Living the Sweet Life in Paris A veteran pastry chef who spent 13 years working for Alice Waters at Berkley’s famed Chez Panisse, David Lebovitz has written six cookbooks including the best-selling The Perfect Scoop and The Sweet Life in Paris (stay tuned for the upcoming My Paris Kitchen, due out in 2014). After choosing the expat life in Paris…  Read More

5 Questions: Megan Seling

It’s What’s Inside That Counts A mad scientist in the kitchen, baking enthusiast Megan Seling is obsessed with stuffing cupcakes and brownies with unconventional surprises (think pumpkin pie, donut or even baklava-filled sweets). We chat with Megan about her new cookbook, Bake it in a Cupcake: 50 Treats With a Surprise Inside, her wicked sweet-tooth…  Read More

5 Questions: Megan Seling

It’s What’s Inside That Counts A mad scientist in the kitchen, baking enthusiast Megan Seling is obsessed with stuffing cupcakes and brownies with unconventional surprises (think pumpkin pie, donut or even baklava-filled sweets). We chat with Megan about her new cookbook, Bake it in a Cupcake: 50 Treats With a Surprise Inside, her wicked sweet-tooth…  Read More