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 in my social life – I basically couldn’t show up…  Read More

My Favorite Meats, Fish and Wild Game for Grilling

My Go-to Grillables Want to up your grill game? Start with better proteins. I’ve created this list of some of my favorites– from Waygu beef and Kurobuta pork to sustainable striped bass and wild game. I’ve included some links to recipes in the post as well. You can follow them to the letter, or use…

Andrew Zimmern Recipe Tater Tot Hotdish

Tater Tot Hotdish Recipe

Tater tot hotdish is a classic Midwestern treat. It’s a fun take on meat and potatoes and I highly recommend you make it. And it’s a hotdish, NOT a tater tot casserole, there is a difference and anyone living in Minnesota can explain it, as I do here… This is comfort food nirvana. People of…  Read More

My Easiest Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice is one of those dishes that is even easier to make than it is to order! I like to use day-old rice (white rice, jasmine rice, basmati rice… any leftover rice– by the way, did you know you can even freeze rice for future use?) and any protein I have left over from…  Read More


Outrage, grief and pain over the failure to address equity issues, real justice and systemic racism is fueling a necessary movement for change across the nation. I believe in stepping up and advocating for our BIPOC and any marginalized communities. Let’s dismantle these oppressive systems. I am listening and learning, and will amplify and donate…

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

Andrew Zimmern Recipe Vegetable Lentil Curry

Vegetable Lentil Curry Recipe with Madras Curry Seasoning

Vegetable Lentil Curry By Andrew Zimmern This vegetable lentil curry is nutritious, wholesome and a great way to feed a lot of people on a budget. Think of this as an inspirational recipe, meaning you can use whatever leftover vegetables you have in the fridge combined with a nutrient dense legume like lentils for a…  Read More

The Farmed Fish Dilemma Solved

Like so many other food professionals, I’ve been cooking since I was a little kid tugging at my grandmother’s apron strings. I learned food prep basics sitting in her teeny West End Avenue apartment kitchen on weekends as a young boy. I cooked with my mom and dad every chance I could, and I treasured…  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

Andrew Zimmern's Fresh Ham for Easter

Andrew Zimmern’s Best Easter Recipes

15 Foolproof Easter Recipes Here are a few of my favorite Easter recipes, from brunch classics like quiche lorraine to an easy rustic crumble for dessert. Try the ham with madeira-cider glaze or rack of pork loin with mustard and apricots—both make for lovely centerpiece roasts.   Frittata Rustica with Mixed Vegetables & Manchego If…  Read More

Poached salmon

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Poached Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce

Poached Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce By Andrew Zimmern I adore poached salmon. No one poaches fish anymore, but it’s a simple, elegant, feed-a-crowd meal. Plus this recipe provides great leftovers—think salmon salad, salmon cakes or salmon aspic. Watch Andrew make this recipe:

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

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 Cooks: Homemade Everything Bagel Spice

Homemade Everything Bagel Spice Recipe by Kevin Masse from TheFeedFeed This spice blend is not just for bagels, it’s a utility seasoning that pairs well with everything—from grilled meats and roasted vegetables to popcorn and avocado toast. Be sure to use dried onion and garlic flakes, the powdered version would be too overpowering. Watch Andrew and Kevin make this…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern cooks Ma's Muthia

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Muthia Dumplings

Ma’s Muthia This recipe is from our Grandmother’s Best Recipe Contest winner Surtida S. Her grandmother combined her Indian roots with Tanzanian flavors to create this incredible dish of millet flour dumplings braised in a tomato-and coconut-infused sauce chock-full of vegetables and aromatic spices. The smell and flavor of this recipe is intoxicating. “One of…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Recipe Vegetable Lentil Curry

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Vegetable Lentil Curry Recipe

Vegetable Lentil Curry By Andrew Zimmern Inspired by my dear friend, the brilliant chef and humanitarian José Andrés, here is my #RecipeForDisaster. This vegetable lentil curry is nutritious, wholesome and a great way to feed a lot of people on a budget. Think of this as an inspirational recipe, meaning you can use whatever leftover…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's recipe for Shepherd's Pie

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie By Andrew Zimmern Shepherd’s pie is a rustic, humble and comforting dish, and a great way to feed a crowd. This hearty casserole is traditionally made with lamb, but feel free to substitute ground beef, or a mix of beef and lamb, if you’d prefer. Watch Andrew make this recipe:

Andrew Zimmern Recipe Muffuletta Sandwich

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Muffuletta Sandwich

Muffuletta Sandwich By Andrew Zimmern The muffuletta is a classic New Orleans sandwich made famous by Central Grocery, layered with a few different cured meats, provolone and a tangy olive and tomato relish that soaks into the crusty bread. It’s a fun, easy and delicious way to feed a crowd. I happen to like adding…  Read More

AZ Cooks

AZ Cooks Top 10 Most Popular Recipes

In my video series, AZ Cooks, I’m sharing cooking techniques and recipes inspired by my childhood, travels and experiences in the professional kitchen, all in the pursuit of culinary literacy. Thanks for tuning in, your support and feedback have made this venture a success! From classics like key lime pie and meatloaf to wok-tossed crickets and…  Read More

My Year in Review

“I would like to say that what I fear are the challenges that stand in front of me, when in reality what I fear is the cowardice that lays within me.” – Craig Lounsbrough 2017 was a crazy year for me filled with ups and downs, mistakes made, tragedies big and small, successes and disappointments,…  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

Andrew Zimmern’s Brisket Week!

Join me in the kitchen for #BrisketWeek! I’m sharing my go-to brisket recipe, one of the first dishes I helped my grandmother make and a staple at my family’s holiday table for generations. Braised in the oven with fennel and onions, it’s perfectly melting and tender. I like to cook a whole brisket because the…  Read More

White House Proposes Cuts Impacting Children in Need

Feeding hungry children is not a political issue, it’s a moral one. On Tuesday morning, the White House sent its annual “budget blueprint” to Congress. This budget recommends deep cuts to programs that would be devastating to the children that many organizations work to help each day, like Share Our Strength. I wanted to make…  Read More

Poached salmon

Andrew Zimmern’s Best Salmon Recipes

Easy Salmon Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Salmon takes well to almost every cooking technique imaginable—grilling, broiling, sautéing, steaming and poaching… even raw, the fish is buttery and oceanic. Here are eight ways to prepare this healthy menu star, from a classic poached salmon served hot or cold, to a throw-back tomato and salmon…  Read More

Rack of Pork Loin

Andrew Zimmern’s Guide to Easter Brunching

Easter Recipe Round-Up Here are a few of my favorite recipes for the spring holiday, from brunch classics like quiche lorraine to a make-ahead orange and caramel flan for dessert. Need to feed a crowd of hungry relatives? Try the ham with madeira-cider glaze or rack of pork loin with mustard and apricots—both make for lovely…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern’s 10 Best Recipes for Clams

10 Quick Ways to Cook Clams at Home I’ve always loved clams. During my childhood summers, my dad and I would spend the day clamming in the bay of Long Island’s South Fork. I can eat the briny, succulent shellfish by the dozens. Whether you poach them in wine, stuff them with bacon and breadcrumbs or add…  Read More

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Creamy Polenta with Pork Ragù

Creamy Polenta with Pork Ragù By Andrew Zimmern Nothing says comfort food like a rich, hearty tomato sauce poured over a bowl of creamy polenta. This recipe feeds an army—with leftovers—so be prepared to freeze the extras for easy weeknight meals to come, or simply cut the recipe in half.