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Andrew Meets Mayor Betsy Hodges

Meeting the Mayor Last week I finally met Betsy Hodges the new Mayor of Minneapolis. She co-hosted an event along with Dan Buettner and me for our pal Arianna Huffington and her new book, Thrive. Mayor Hodges is a brilliant leader, smart, engaged, charming and a great asset for the city of Minneapolis.

AZ Cooks Shuck a Clam

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Shuck Clams

How to Shuck Clams Clams are definitely one of my top five desert island foods. During my childhood summers, my dad and I would spend the day clamming in the bay of Long Island’s South Fork. We’d poach and steam them, add them to chowder or cioppino, or shuck them and simply enjoy on the…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Digs Deep Behind-the-Scenes of Bizarre Foods

What is the best thing you ate while filming these episodes of Bizarre Foods? The classic fixins’ from the inside of the hog at Gerald Lemoine’s farm in Moreauville, Louisiana. They shoot a hog, clean all the entrails and collect the blood. The hog goes on the spit, split-open to be turned into their version of cochon…  Read More

Zimmern Meets SCOTTeVEST

Functional Fashion I’ve been a SCOTTeVEST customer for years. Their vests are the best travel tool in my go-bag. They are flawlessly engineered and stand up to travel abuse. They’re also super cool and fun to wear, I feel like a secret agent when I put it on. Working with SCOTTeVEST, we’ve made a special…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Andrew’s Rants & The Mustache Rangers

Andrew’s Rants & The Mustache Rangers Tirades & “Top Restaurants” While Molly is having adventures in Tanzania, Andrew is left alone with his thoughts. He rants about Yelp, and the Tony Bourdain v. Travel Channel bout (for more info, check out @bourdain on Twitter.) Then we have a very special appearance by fellow podcasters, The…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Andrew’s Rants & The Mustache Rangers

Andrew’s Rants & The Mustache Rangers Tirades & “Top Restaurants” While Molly is having adventures in Tanzania, Andrew is left alone with his thoughts. He rants about Yelp, and the Tony Bourdain v. Travel Channel bout (for more info, check out @bourdain on Twitter.) Then we have a very special appearance by fellow podcasters, The…  Read More

Meet Bob & Sue

Bob & Sue live to eat They often share their dining experiences with us so we have invited them to share their culinary exploits here on AndrewZimmern.com. While actively supporting the independent chefs in the Twin Cities, Bob & Sue Macdonald have traveled the world for the past 20 years seeking out great restaurant experiences in Europe…  Read More

Meet Bob & Sue

Bob & Sue live to eat They often share their dining experiences with us so we have invited them to share their culinary exploits here on AndrewZimmern.com. While actively supporting the independent chefs in the Twin Cities, Bob & Sue Macdonald have traveled the world for the past 20 years seeking out great restaurant experiences in Europe…  Read More

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

Books

Alliance of World Explorers, Volume One AZ and the Lost City of Ophir Winner of the Gold IPPY in Juvenile Fiction! Twelve-year-old AZ dreams of becoming the world’s greatest explorer. Instead, he’s stuck in summer school with just Odd Uncle Arthur for company. Little does AZ know that this summer will be his most thrilling—and

#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

Lobster & Celery|Lobster and Celery recipe by Richard Blais

Lobster & Celery Rolls

This recipe is beautiful in its simplicity. By Richard Blais Lobster, meet mayo. Who could have predicted that this personal introduction that I made years ago would have evolved into such an amazing marriage of flavor? I’m such a mensch . . . and a liar, obviously! This outstanding combo goes way, way back, before…  Read More

Nico Osteria

Nico Osteria By Bob & Sue This Paul Kahan restaurant on Rush Street features imaginative Italian fare. Executive Chef Erling Wu-Bower, a James Beard finalist in 2017, brings his own interpretation to traditional dishes. Crudo selections included Suzuki bass with chili flakes, Madai snapper with a kohlrabi salsa verde, bigeye tuna with black olives and…  Read More

One of the Most Unique Dining Experiences in the World

San Francisco’s In Situ By Bob & Sue By offering the signature recipes of many of the world’s greatest chefs, Michelin 3-star chef Corey Lee of Benu and his executive chef Brandon Rodgers have made In Situ, located in the renovated Museum of Modern Art, one of the most unique dining experiences in the world. The…  Read More

Paris Bistro Favorites

A Few Paris Gems By Bob & Sue In addition to our favorite Michelin 3- and 2-star restaurants (L’Astrance, Le Cinq, L’Ambroisie, Pierre Gagnaire, Jean Francoise Piege, and L’Atelier Robuchon), we enjoyed some exciting meals in smaller venues and bistros:   Chez Georges This old fashioned bistro delivers classic dishes as well as anyone in…  Read More

Memorable Comfort Food in Chicago

Where to Find Great Comfort Food in the Windy City By Bob & Sue In addition to three of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Chicago—Grace, Alinea and 16 at the Trump—we enjoyed several first time places for memorable comfort food: Credit: Huge Galdones Momotaro This large Japanese restaurant offers delicious sushi and high-quality small…  Read More

Celebrate our Farm-to-School Community with a Free BBQ

 5th Annual Farm to School Community BBQ  The 5th Annual Farm to School Community BBQ is on September 22, 2016 from 4:30-7:00PM at the Culinary Center (812 North Plymouth Avenue, Minneapolis). The BBQ is a fun opportunity for students, families, and community members to meet the farmers who grow our food and the chefs who inspire the recipes! It’s a great…  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

The best hamburger in Chicago?

Why Everyone Loves Au Cheval By Bob & Sue The best hamburger in Chicago? In the United States? That is what the Food Network claims. Three patties seared at 500 degrees with cheddar cheese, bacon belly, egg, kosher pickles and a dijonaise sauce. Millenials, hipsters and baby boomers all love this funky, fun place with…  Read More

Momofuku Ko

Mind-Bending Combinations of Flavors & Textures By Bob & Sue Now in expanded space off First Street in the East Village, Momofuku Ko has been one of New York City’s most challenging reservations for the past eight years. With a cook centric open kitchen where diners face each other at a U-shaped counter, Chef David…  Read More

Austin City Bites

Austin City Bites By Bob & Sue A weekend in the country’s fastest growing city (which embraces its reputation for being weird, as well as the Live Music Capital of the World) included memorable dinners at a prominent food critic’s three favorite restaurants: Qui Credit: Nicolai McCrary Philippine native Paul Qui delivers an eclectic combination of…  Read More

Slightly North of Broad

Slightly North of Broad By Bob & Sue Flying only slightly under the radar of the big name chefs in town, Frank Lee delivers innovative fare representative of the best in Carolina Low Country cooking. The seasonal soft shell crabs are crusted in cornmeal and served on green pea coulis with a green garlic custard and…  Read More

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen

Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon By Bob & Sue Chef Jeremy Fox (ex-Ubuntu and Manresa) offers creative dishes and a thoughtful wine list in this trendy, casual restaurant. Vegetarians will love the beets with quinoa, avocado, blood orange and pistachio; the fresh peas with pecorino, mint, black pepper and red wine vinegar; and the white yams…  Read More

Where to Splurge in Northern California

Eating at California’s Five Michelin 3 Stars By Bob & Sue With the elevation of Manresa to three stars for 2016, Northern California now has five of the 13 Michelin 3-star restaurants in the United States. We ate at all five in nine days during our recent anniversary celebration in January. These five great chefs…  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

Tasting Thailand with Migrationology

While filming in Bangkok this past fall, I had the distinct pleasure of hanging with Mark Wiens, a prolific video blogger in Southeast Asia who also happens to be a Bizarre Foods mega-fan. Together we visited the Dusit area of Bangkok and dined at Soei, an amazing off-the-radar restaurant that should be on everyone’s must-visit list. P’soei Kurtcharoen…  Read More

Georges Blanc in Vonnas, France

Delicious French Comfort Food By Bob & Sue Picking the one greatest comfort food restaurant in the world would be challenging. But in France, naming the best Michelin 3 star comfort food restaurant might quickly focus on George Blanc, east of Macon. This is because of its two great signature dishes known for the simplicity…  Read More

Q39

Championship Quality Barbecue Once known for its stockyards, Kansas City is still famous for its incredibly diverse barbecue scene. It’s a true melting pot of meat, with barbecue restaurants incorporating styles and traditions from all of the country, and doing it exceptionally well. One of the city’s newer establishments, Q39 was opened by CIA graduate and national…  Read More

Eating in Beaune, France in the Heart of Burgundy

Where to Eat in the Heart of Burgundy By Bob & Sue The most interesting food is not always found in the Michelin-starred restaurants, but often in the local bistros. During our six days in Burgundy recently, we had many memorable experiences in the city of Beaune and surrounding areas: Le Bistro At the gathering place for many…  Read More