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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

Uncomplicated Satisfying Italian Food at Red Rabbit

Red Rabbit The newest member of the Red Cow family—owner Luke Shimp’s insanely popular burger-centric restaurant with several Twin Cities locations—Red Rabbit strays from the elevated bar food vibe to offer Italian classics, pizzas and wood-fired plates. Located on Washington Avenue with an easily recognizable red tufted exterior, it’s a welcome addition to the North…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Explores the Taste of Appalachia on Bizarre Foods

Bizarre Foods: Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Premieres Tuesday, August 1 at 9|8c on Travel Channel On this episode of Bizarre Foods, I’m following in the footsteps of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, from colonial Virginia to the fertile lands of Kentucky. While visiting the re-constructed frontier fort at Martin’s Station, reeling in flathead catfish on the Kentucky…  Read More

Where to Eat Vietnamese Food in Minneapolis

The Twin Cities’ Best Vietnamese Restaurants Home to a vibrant Vietnamese community, the Twin Cities are a pho-lover’s paradise. And in a town chock-full of great Vietnamese restaurants, it’s difficult to name the best. From fantastic noodle soups to Banh mi sandwiches, bao to broken rice platters here are our favorite Vietnamese spots. Quang If…  Read More

Fixing Our Broken Food System

Last week I was asked to share some ideas about why Presidential Candidates aren’t talking about FOOD. After all what we eat, how we grow and raise it, how we distribute it and what we do with the leftovers influences our environment, public health, national security, class issues, social justice issues like hunger, education, and…  Read More

Feast! Local Food Network

The largest celebration of local foods in the region. Next Sunday, November 2, check out the best of local food by producers and makers from Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin at Feast! in Rochester, Minnesota. With more than 100 exhibitor booths, you’ll find a variety of specialty foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi, artisan cheese, African simmer sauces,…  Read More

7 Food Spots at the Mall of America that Don’t Suck

Where to Eat at Minnesota’s #1 Attraction By Molly Mogren  We’re the land of 10,000 lakes, the birthplace of Prince and Bob Dylan, home to the Boundary Waters and some of the best live music and theater in the country. And yet, our number one tourist attraction is a mall. Don’t get me wrong, I…  Read More

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Austin Food & Wine Festival Recipes

Recipes from My Weekend in Austin I love the Austin Food & Wine Festival. First of all, Rock Your Taco is unlike any taco event at other big festivals. The level of creativity and expression of “taco” blow my mind. It’s superb. Then there’s the incredible line up of musical talent attached to all of…  Read More

Food Day, Farming & Festivals

Here’s what’s on my mind October 24th is National Food Day. Check out FoodDay.org for events in your hometown and how you can get involved! I am going to be at Babson College doing my best to promote sustainable healthy food production and consumption in America. I believe in the civic power of entrepreneurship to change our lives…  Read More

Food Day, Farming & Festivals

Here’s what’s on my mind October 24th is National Food Day. Check out FoodDay.org for events in your hometown and how you can get involved! I am going to be at Babson College doing my best to promote sustainable healthy food production and consumption in America. I believe in the civic power of entrepreneurship to change our lives…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Seafood

Seafood Plenty of fish in the sea? Andrew takes a break from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to call Molly at Food Works HQ. They talk True Blood, vegan meat, and seafood. Visit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Questions We want to include your listener questions in upcoming podcasts. If you want to ask…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Seafood

Seafood Plenty of fish in the sea? Andrew takes a break from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to call Molly at Food Works HQ. They talk True Blood, vegan meat, and seafood. Visit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Questions We want to include your listener questions in upcoming podcasts. If you want to ask…  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

Eat Your Way to Victory in the #AZfairfavs Instagram Giveaway

Eat Andrew Zimmern’s favorite fair foods and share your pics for a chance to win. There’s a reason Andrew finds himself at the Minnesota State Fair for every one of its 12 days: the food. Sure, every year brings new booths to peruse and novelties to try, but nothing beats traditional state fair chow from…  Read More

25 Things We Learned at the Minnesota State Fair

Another State Fair Has Come and Gone. We do things a little differently here at Food Works HQs. Where to start? The time one of us devoted a full day’s work trying to source live crickets for a cooking demo? Or maybe the time one of us once opened a UPS box with a whole…  Read More

All-Star Hot Dog Derby

Hot Dog! Before the Home Run Derby, there was the hot dog derby. Five hot dogs, three judges, and one winner. Bryan Caswell of REEF in Houston made a killer chorizo dog that ended up bringing home top prize. I had a great time hanging out with Bryan, Graham Elliot, Merlin Verrier, Nick Elmi, the…  Read More

Box of the Day: Episode 10

What’s in the Box? Today, the whole Food Works crew is here to help me find out what’s in the box. SPOILER ALERT Find out more about Famous Dave’s, Uncle Andy’s Jerky, and Korean Summer Sauce.

Go Fork Yourself: Airports & Upfronts

Airports & Upfronts Airing Airline Grievances Andrew calls into Food Works HQ from LaGuardia Airport in New York. Andrew & Molly air their airline grievances, Andrew tells us about the upfronts, and they share their recommendations for Barcelona, Istanbul and more. Questions We want to include your listener questions in upcoming podcasts. If you want…  Read More

Box of the Day: Episode 7

Three For One Three boxes arrived at Food Works HQ. What’s inside?   SPOILER ALERT Find out more about iGourmet.com and the Motrr Galileo.

Box of the Day: Episode 6

We Got Another One! What’s inside this package that arrived at Food Works HQ this morning?   SPOILER ALERT: Check out WholeMe.com to get your hands on some of these bars.

Box of the Day: Episode 2

Mystery Box A giant insulated box was dropped off at the Food Works office this morning. What’s inside? Thanks, Verlasso!

16 Things We Learned at SOBEWFF

Another South Beach Wine & Food Fest has come and gone. And yes, it was hot, humid and awesome. HUGE thanks to Lee Schrager & his team for putting on what I like to think of as spring break for the culinary world…. except in this case, what happened on spring break is not staying…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Holiday Baking with Lois Thielen & Candy Freeman

Holiday Baking Cookies & Cakes We get a call from award-winning bakers (and Minnesotans) Lois Thielen & Candy Freeman to discuss all things holiday baking. They give us their tips and tricks for baking delicious holiday treats. Plus, Andrew and Molly talk about food poisoning (not as appetizing). Take a look at the Food Works…  Read More

Meat & Greet: David & Lily of Verdant Tea

Meet David & Lily The whole Food Works office visits Verdant Tea in Minneapolis for a tea tasting. There we meet owners David and Lily Duckler who share their vast tea knowledge with the team. David tells us about tea tasting and how Verdant Tea does business. Find out more about Verdant Tea here, and get…  Read More

Meat & Greet: Nok & Chuck- Episode Four

Meet Nok & Chuck Several years ago Chuck traveled to Thailand where he met Nok, a Thai-English translator. They fell in love, got married, and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they currently reside. In Thailand, Nok grew up learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes from her father. She’s been cooking ever since. Nok…  Read More

Meat & Greet: Nok & Chuck- Episode Three

Meet Nok & Chuck Several years ago Chuck traveled to Thailand where he met Nok, a Thai-English translator. They fell in love, got married, and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they currently reside. In Thailand, Nok grew up learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes from her father. She’s been cooking ever since. Nok…  Read More

Meat & Greet: Nok & Chuck- Episode Two

Meet Nok & Chuck Several years ago Chuck traveled to Thailand where he met Nok, a Thai-English translator. They fell in love, got married, and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they currently reside. In Thailand, Nok grew up learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes from her father. She’s been cooking ever since. Nok…  Read More

Meat & Greet: Nok & Chuck- Episode One

Meet Nok & Chuck Several years ago Chuck traveled to Thailand where he met Nok, a Thai-English translator. They fell in love, got married, and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they currently reside. In Thailand, Nok grew up learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes from her father. She’s been cooking ever since. Nok…  Read More