Deconstructed BLT By Andrew Zimmern This is one of my favorite salads. It hits the spot any time of year, but is especially appealing when local tomatoes are in season. The sweet-savory candied bacon and ripe cherry tomatoes offer a great flavor contrast to the bitter frisee and tart vinaigrette. Everyone should have this classic… Read More →
Grilled Octopus with Frisee, Mustard Vinaigrette & Tomato-Pepper Sauce By Andrew Zimmern Octopus is delicious and easy to cook at home, trust me. It may seem intimidating, but I’m hoping this tutorial will encourage you to try it out. This is a set it and forget it type of meal. Once you’ve cooked the octopus,… Read More →
French Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette By Andrew Zimmern Famed French chef Pierre Gagnaire taught me how to make his grandmother’s classic mustard vinaigrette while I was filming an episode of Bizarre Foods in his Paris restaurant. Make a big batch of the dressing base without cream and store it in the fridge to prolong its shelf… Read More →
Grilled Sweet Onion Salad By Andrew Zimmern This summery grilled sweet onion salad not only looks beautiful, it’s a cinch to put together—especially if you already have the grill fired up for a backyard barbecue.
Get Inspired by Summertime Produce Here in Minnesota we need to take advantage of the short growing season, and salads are the perfect way to savor summer’s bountiful harvest. Who doesn’t love fresh leafy greens and flavorful vegetables tossed in a zesty dressing on a warm summer evening? From meal-in-a-bowl bistro salads to my favorite… Read More →
Not-So-Guilt-Free Greens By Andrew Zimmern I created this bacon-and-egg salad when I was a chef at a French bistro in Minneapolis in the early ’90s. Within a week or two it was a massively popular lunch special and our best seller at brunch. It’s hard to beat the contrasting combination of salty and sweet, hot… Read More →
Impressive Valentine’s Day Recipes A love of good food is universal, it’s what connects us all… trust me, I’ve spent a lifetime trying to prove this very point. So this Valentine’s Day, skip the dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant and practice the art of seduction from the comforts of your own kitchen. Here are… Read More →
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 →