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Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella By Andrew Zimmern Chicken Marbella first appeared in recipe form in the 1982 Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. In the 1970s, Lukins ran a catering company in Manhattan. Rosso knew some of her customers, ate her food and their friendship eventually led to a groundbreaking business model for food…  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 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey 101 By Andrew Zimmern Roasting a turkey can be intimidating. It’s the crown jewel of the Thanksgiving table, the star of the show—and yet so many things can go wrong, from dried out white meat to overcooked stuffing and underseasoned gravy. Try these simple tips for Thanksgiving success, whether this is your first…  Read More

5 Questions: Joshua Berman

The Purposeful Traveler A prolific travel writer and expert on Central America, Joshua Berman began his writing career after a stint in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Nicaragua. He now writes a monthly column for The Denver Post, has published travel articles in the New York Times, Delta SKY, Sunset and National Geographic Traveler, acted as my guide…  Read More

5 Questions: Kevin Bachhuber

The Country’s First Edible Insect Farm Kevin Bachhuber founded Big Cricket Farms in Youngstown, Ohio in 2014 in response to growing water shortages, the rising costs of protein production and a simple love of eating insects inspired by a trip to Thailand. Big Cricket Farms is the first government certified food grade insect farm in this…  Read More

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Beehive Cake

Bienerstück By George Greenstein Bienerstück, known as beehive cake, is a yeast-raised coffee cake topped with caramelized honey and nuts and filled with cream custard. This is a lovely German coffee cake, at one time very popular but unusual now. A delight to old-generation Europeans, it waits its turn to be discovered all over again.…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Fried Artichokes

Fried Artichokes with Lemon Aioli

Carciofi alla Giudìa By Andrew Zimmern Literally meaning “Jewish-style artichokes,” this recipe for deep-fried artichokes is a Roman specialty, originating in the city’s Jewish neighborhood. Feel free to cut the recipe in half, or double, depending on your party size.

Things I Learned At the James Beard Foundation Awards

#JBFA Every year a new crop of Bizarre Foods alums win Journalism and Media awards. This year Tim Byres led the charge for his book Smoke. Buy it. It’s a great one. Amy Thielen is loved by all, she cleaned up this year and her son Hank and husband Aaron were by her side all weekend.…  Read More

James Beard Foundation Awards 2014

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! I had a fantastic weekend at 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 2, at Gotham Hall in New York City, during a…  Read More

2014 JBF Award Nominees

Congrats to the Nominees! Yesterday, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 JBF awards. Congratulations to all of the nominees, what a talented pool of culinary greatness. If you didn’t catch the nominee announcement, the full list is below. The winners for the Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards will be announced at…  Read More

10 Must-Have Food Experiences in Ireland

John McKenna’s Top Picks Ireland’s leading food critic and one of the country’s most authoritative voices in food journalism, John McKenna has been writing about the burgeoning Irish food scene for 25 years. Before your next trip to Ireland, be sure to check out McKennas’ Guides, a series of guide books by John and his longtime…  Read More

Donald Link’s Guide to New Orleans

Where to Eat & Drink in the Big Easy By Donald Link New Orleans has countless classic bars and restaurants. One of my favorite things about this city is how these old classics work with some of the newer classics and interesting aspects of the scene that make New Orleans such a fascinating place to…  Read More

5 Questions: Ivan Orkin

For the Love of Ramen Ivan Orkin’s path to culinary greatness is somewhat like folklore. A Jewish guy from Long Island falls in love with Japanese culture and cuisine, marries a Japanese woman and moves to Tokyo. In 2007, he opens a ramen shop as a gaijin (foreigner) in a city where residents are passionately…  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

Pastrami Benedict|The Artisan Jewish Deli

Pastrami Benedict

From The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home By Nick Zukin & Michael Zusman Eggs Benedict is a luxurious breakfast dish rumored to have originated in New York City as a luncheon offering at the legendary Delmonico’s restaurant. This twisted modern Jewish deli version was adopted at Stopsky’s in Seattle. While the hollandaise and poached eggs…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Road Trip

Road Trip Fork on the Road Andrew and Molly are on the road on this week’s Go Fork Yourself. On a three-hour car ride to Iowa, they chat about road food, cars, GPS, and where you’ll find the cleanest pit stops. Questions We want to include your listener questions in upcoming podcasts. If you want…  Read More

Handmade Cleavers

A Field Trip to Primitive Precision Metalcraft I’m obsessed with these cleavers. Made in Minneapolis from scavenged metal, they are one-of-a-kind usable works of art. Hans Early-Nelson happened to be crafting a cleaver for a very special friend and food-lover, Anthony Bourdain, so we took a trip to his blacksmithing workshop to check out the…  Read More

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Matzoh Ball Soup

A Passover Staple This is the only recipe I’ve come across that measures up to my grandmother’s. The matzoh ball has the perfect balance: light enough to float, dense enough to be a good “sinker.” When I make it as a main course, I serve the chicken in sixths with the skin and bone, adding…  Read More

5 Questions: Donald Link

Reviving Cajun Cuisine Born and raised in Cajun country, James Beard award-winning chef/restaurateur Donald Link knows a thing or two about Louisiana cuisine. In New Orleans’ Warehouse District, his much-lauded Cochon is a tribute to the food he grew up eating and it’s one of the best restaurants in the city (and probably one of…  Read More

5 Questions: Donald Link

Reviving Cajun Cuisine Born and raised in Cajun country, James Beard award-winning chef/restaurateur Donald Link knows a thing or two about Louisiana cuisine. In New Orleans’ Warehouse District, his much-lauded Cochon is a tribute to the food he grew up eating and it’s one of the best restaurants in the city (and probably one of…  Read More