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Ma Po Eggplant in Garlic Sauce

Silky Ma Po Eggplant By Andrew Zimmern This is one of my favorite dishes, made easy for the home cook. If you like a bolder, funkier flavor just add a little more toban djan (chile bean sauce). This superb all-in-one meal is a great way to use a small amount of meat to accent a…  Read More

Charred Eggplant Dip with Moroccan Moon Seasoning

Charred Eggplant Dip By Andrew Zimmern This smoky charred eggplant dip is one of my favorite dishes in a classic meze spread, a collection of small plates, salads and appetizers common throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. Charring the eggplant until entirely blackened and soft is crucial to developing the flavor of the dish. If you don’t have…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Caponata with Grilled Crostini

Caponata with Grilled Crostini By Andrew Zimmern A traditional Sicilian vegetable dish, caponata is made with sweet and sour caramelized eggplant, onions, peppers, olives, capers and tomatoes. It has many uses in the kitchen—it’s a great vegetarian appetizer served with grilled bread, you can toss it with pasta, serve it hot as a side dish…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Recipe Smoky Eggplant Dip

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Charred Eggplant Dip

Charred Eggplant Dip By Andrew Zimmern This smoky charred eggplant dip is one of my favorite dishes in a classic meze spread, a collection of small plates, salads and appetizers common throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. Charring the eggplant until entirely blackened and soft is crucial to developing the flavor of the dish. If…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Ma Po Eggplant

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Ma Po Eggplant

Ma Po Eggplant By Andrew Zimmern This is one of my favorite Chinese dishes, made easy for the home cook. It’s a spicy, savory pork sauté served over roasted eggplant. I adore eggplant and make this dish all the time as part of a multicourse Asian spread or just by itself alongside a bowl of steamed…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Pearl Rice Balls

Chinese Recipes Made Easy for the Home Cook

Celebrate Chinese New Year With These Recipes Chinese cooking has complex, technique-driven elements, which makes it a bit daunting for the average home cook. But, practice makes perfect. Get a great cookbook, and cook a new dish twice a week. Next, make sure you have the right equipment (a good wok, a bamboo steamer) and the…  Read More

Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu By Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan Recipe from China: The Cookbook by Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan.

Andrew-Zimmern's-Caponata

Caponata with Grilled Crostini

Classic Sicilian Caponata By Andrew Zimmern Caponata is a wonderful Sicilian snack made with sweet and sour roasted eggplant, onions and tomatoes. If you have a lot of eggplants to use up, I suggest making a big batch of caponata and canning or freezing the leftovers. You’ll thank me mid-winter when you open up a jar…  Read More

Summer Rolls

Senegalese Summer Rolls with Peanut Ginger Sauce

Senegalese Summer Rolls By Pierre Thiam This recipe is obviously inspired by the classic Vietnamese summer roll. Senegal saw a wave of Vietnamese immigrants around the time of the First Indochina War while Vietnam and Senegal were both still under French colonial rule. Nems, our take on fried Vietnamese spring rolls, are a beloved staple…  Read More

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9 Recipes to Make for Chinese New Year

Chinese Cuisine at Home Chinese cooking has complex, technique-driven elements, which makes it a bit daunting for the average home cook. But if you’re as obsessed with it as I am, that shouldn’t stop you from cooking Chinese food in your own kitchen. I personally love the fact that Chinese cuisine has a hobbyist nature…  Read More

Grilled Lamb with Tomato Vinaigrette & Eggplant Caponata

Grilled Lamb with Tomato Vinaigrette & Caponata

A Sardinian Specialty One of my favorite rites of spring is the first lamb grill of the season, which always reminds me of a family trip to Sardinia, where little taverns serve grilled lamb on the bone with salads like this caponata (an eggplant dish with pine nuts and anchovies). I compose the dish on my plate with cheese, vegetables…  Read More

Fuchsia Dunlop’s Fish-Fragrant Eggplant

Fuchsia Dunlop’s Fish-Fragrant Eggplant

Yu xiang qie zi By Fuchsia Dunlop This dish, almost more than any other, expresses for me the gorgeous layering of flavors that is the signature of Sichuanese cooking. Pickled chillies, either on their own or with fermented fava beans in the famous Sichuan chilli bean sauce, give the dish its warmth and luster; garlic,…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Memorial Day Recipes

What Andrew Zimmern Cooks on Memorial Day

The Best Recipes for a Memorial Day Barbecue From lobster rolls and baby back ribs to homemade baked beans and an easy mixed berry crumble, here are a few delicious ways to help you welcome summer this weekend.   Lobster Rolls, Two Ways Here are two easy recipes for everyone’s favorite summer sandwich, the lobster…  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

Tips for Cooking with a Wok

Wok Cooking Essentials Wok cooking is intimidating, but it’s the most versatile and handy tool in your kitchen. It can braise, fry, sauté, and even make a handy smoker (I use one of my woks fitted with a small inset grate to tea smoke duck and squab all the time). Because of its unique shape,…  Read More

Ma Po Eggplant

My Next Quarterly Box

My next Quarterly box drops in just a few weeks. I’m thrilled with how it’s shaping up. I love surprises, but suck at keeping a secret, so when Quarterly said it was fine if I let a cat out of the bag this time around, I couldn’t wait. As a part of my #ZIM05 box,…  Read More

Thai Shrimp Salad

Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad By Andrew Zimmern This fragrant, fresh Thai shrimp salad hits the spot any time of year. If you can find them at your local Asian market, small Thai eggplant make a superb addition.

Camping Recipes

Campfire Lamb with Mixed Grilled Vegetables

Go Gourmet on Your Next Camping Trip By Andrew Zimmern For camping trips, I will make the vinaigrette for the mixed veg ahead of time. It keeps for three days very easily and is a great sauce for other grilled poultry or fish when you are looking to shine up a cook out meal.  

8 Great Meals in Las Vegas

Sin City Recommendations Las Vegas is wholly intoxicating, a city dedicated to sensory overload that’s all about being the biggest and the best. And while chefs from all over the country are generating a lot of great food in glamorous settings on the Strip, you won’t be sorry if you venture off the main drag…  Read More

paleo roast chicken

PALEO Hack: Roast Chicken with Ratatouille

A Classic Combination By Andrew Zimmern Family meal night across America just got easier, healthier and budget friendly. My kid begs for this recipe, and I love making it for him– look at how many veggies are crammed in there! The best part: This healthy, paleo recipe is Whole30 approved!  

Retro Curry

Japanese Soul Cooking: Retro Curry

Old-School Japanese Curry By Tadashi Ono & Harris Salat Let’s dial it back to where it all began: old-school Japanese curry. Sweet-savory, fragrant, rich—and irresistible—this dish calls for the classic Japanese curry ingredients, that is, root vegetables, apple, and beef. And you thicken it using an old-fashioned roux, a French-style thickening agent for sauces made…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken with Ratatouille

A Classic Combination By Andrew Zimmern Family meal night across America just got easier, and so did entertaining on a budget. Ratatouille paired with roast chicken pieces is a classic combination that even your kids will devour. If you care to, this dish works equally well with turkey quarters on the grill: Use the same…  Read More

5 Questions: Fuchsia Dunlop

Falling in Love With Chinese Cuisine Chef and James Beard award-winning food writer Fuchsia Dunlop is an expert when it comes to Chinese food and culinary culture. The native Brit was the first foreign student, and one of only a few women, to graduate from the acclaimed Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine. Since then, she’s mastered…  Read More

5 Questions: Fuchsia Dunlop

Falling in Love With Chinese Cuisine Chef and James Beard award-winning food writer Fuchsia Dunlop is an expert when it comes to Chinese food and culinary culture. The native Brit was the first foreign student, and one of only a few women, to graduate from the acclaimed Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine. Since then, she’s mastered…  Read More

Lasagne al Forno

Lasagne al Forno

My Go-To Lasagna I prefer to make this classic Italian recipe with hearty eggplant slices and mushrooms in place of meat-heavy layers – it makes for a lighter, fresher meal. That said if you’re craving a meaty ragu, just brown a little ground beef or sausage in the pot before adding your tomatoes. This is…  Read More

5 Questions: Lidia Bastianich

The Italian Visionary With a beloved James Beard award-winning cooking show, acclaimed restaurants in NYC, Pittsburgh and Kansas City (including the industry-changing Felidia that set the stage for authentic Italian food in America), several best-selling books, a cookware line and supermarket products, you could say that Lidia Bastianich is the unofficial spokeswoman of Italian-American cuisine (not to…  Read More

5 Questions: Lidia Bastianich

The Italian Visionary With a beloved James Beard award-winning cooking show, acclaimed restaurants in NYC, Pittsburgh and Kansas City (including the industry-changing Felidia that set the stage for authentic Italian food in America), several best-selling books, a cookware line and supermarket products, you could say that Lidia Bastianich is the unofficial spokeswoman of Italian-American cuisine (not to…  Read More