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Hanukkah Donuts

Hanukkah Doughnuts

Sufganiyot By Andrew Zimmern Hebrew for donuts, sufganiyot are without question the most popular Hanukkah food in Israel. These are iconic fried treats that are simply prepared yeasted treats, filled with chocolate, creams, curds or jellies. You will find bakeries and markets throughout the country filling their shelves and windows with these little gems starting…  Read More

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Outrage, grief and pain over the failure to address equity issues, real justice and systemic racism is fueling a necessary movement for change across the nation. I believe in stepping up and advocating for our BIPOC and any marginalized communities. Let’s dismantle these oppressive systems. I am listening and learning, and will amplify and donate…

The Farmed Fish Dilemma Solved

Like so many other food professionals, I’ve been cooking since I was a little kid tugging at my grandmother’s apron strings. I learned food prep basics sitting in her teeny West End Avenue apartment kitchen on weekends as a young boy. I cooked with my mom and dad every chance I could, and I treasured…  Read More

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About Andrew Zimmern An Emmy winner and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable personalities in the food world. In February 2020, Andrew returned to television with What’s Eating America, which premiered on MSNBC, and in 2021, he will premiere Family Dinner on…

A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Tony was a man of contradictions. His work from almost two decades ago inspired a rogue-ish bro culture in the chef world that in the past few years he came to revile and worked hard to repudiate. He told me almost 13 years ago that television was the “most vile mistress,” but he refined the…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Homemade Everything Bagel Spice

Homemade Everything Bagel Spice Recipe by Kevin Masse from TheFeedFeed This spice blend is not just for bagels, it’s a utility seasoning that pairs well with everything—from grilled meats and roasted vegetables to popcorn and avocado toast. Be sure to use dried onion and garlic flakes, the powdered version would be too overpowering. Watch Andrew and Kevin make this…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks Prepared Horseradish||Andrew Zimmern Recipe Cocktail Sauce

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Prepare Fresh Horseradish

How to Prepare Fresh Horseradish Horseradish is the spicy root that gives a lot of your cooking a serious kick in the pants, from cocktail sauce and roast beef to bloody Marys and borscht. Instead of buying the jarred stuff, try making your own prepared horseradish at home. Although its pungency may be tear-inducing, it’s…  Read More

Building Cultural Compassion with All Of Us Travel

Partnering with All of Us Travel I spend close to 250 days out of every year on the road and I’m a strong believer in the transformative power of travel. Nothing challenges your perspective or opens your heart and mind to humanity like travel. We become our best selves on the road, culturally curious and acutely…  Read More

How to Make Whipped Cream

Make Whipped Cream from Scratch, It’s Easy Canned whipped cream doesn’t even compare to freshly whipped cream. It’s so easy to make, and in my opinion, the best way to top off my favorite dessert—key lime pie. Really, the only mistake you can make is over beating it and turning your cream into butter. When making whipped cream, it’s…  Read More

White House Proposes Cuts Impacting Children in Need

Feeding hungry children is not a political issue, it’s a moral one. On Tuesday morning, the White House sent its annual “budget blueprint” to Congress. This budget recommends deep cuts to programs that would be devastating to the children that many organizations work to help each day, like Share Our Strength. I wanted to make…  Read More

Donations Needed for the Ali Forney Center

Donate Professional Wear to Help LGBTQ Youth Our friends at Big Gay Ice Cream are holding a clothing drive for the Ali Forney Center through January 8th. The Ali Forney Center helps homeless LGBTQ youth and is looking for clothes their clients could wear at work or to a job interview. We want the Ali…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Boneless Stuffed Turkey

6 Ways to Cook Turkey on Thanksgiving

Roasted, fried, grilled, stuffed, smoked or braised—which cooking technique will you choose? There are many options when it comes to preparing your Thanksgiving centerpiece. For the traditionalist, check out my tips for brining and roasting a whole turkey in the oven. Those with only a few mouths to feed should try a stuffed turkey breast. If…  Read More

All the Food Worth Trying at the Minnesota State Fair

We tasted new food at the Minnesota State Fair – here’s our take. By AndrewZimmern.com Staff Tasked with sampling a slew of new foods at the State Fair, we skipped breakfast and headed out early Thursday morning with empty stomachs and open minds. There were pleasant surprises (maple bacon shaved ice!), a few safe bets (anything with…  Read More

5 Easy Ways to Be a Traveler & Not a Tourist

Embrace the Transformative Power of Travel In my new series Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, I discover the street behind Main street, the off-the-grid dive and the unexpected with a local guide—from a rickshaw driver in Hyderabad to a Nashville cab driver who knows all the hidden gems in Music City. Together, we’re exploring food and culture from a whole new perspective.…  Read More

Caring4Girls: Keeping young girls in school

I received this note from a dear friend of mine, Cecile Raubenheimer. She’s participating in the Trek4Mandela to raise funds for a charity called Caring4Girls. It’s an amazing step towards helping young women in Africa. Read more about the initiative below, and support their expedition if you can. • • • Dear Friends, The time…  Read More

Food Lovers Gift Guide

Gift Ideas for the Cook in Your Life From fun stocking stuffers and edible indulgences (Roe Caviar, I’m looking at you), to inspiring cookbooks and splurge-worthy kitchen gadgets (who doesn’t want a high-powered blow torch for the perfect golden sear?), here is my gift giving guide for 2015. • • • EAT & DRINK     READ  …  Read More

4th Annual Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards

VOTE NOW! I’m happy to announce that The Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards is back for its fourth year, honoring 100 of the top food experiences in America, along with Dan Barber as the inaugural Inspirational Food Thought Leader. The public can vote for nominees from across the country, chosen by an expert panel of…  Read More

5 Questions: Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Off Duty In Marcus Off Duty, chef, award-winning author and TV host Marcus Samuelsson steps out of the restaurant and into his home kitchen, where he teaches readers to cook global, flavorful and approachable recipes. It’s a beautiful book, filled with funky illustrations, stories, personalized playlists, and his tips and tricks for tackling ethnic…  Read More

5 Questions: Edward Lee

The Food-Obsessed World of Edward Lee A native New Yorker turned Louisville culinary ambassador, chef Edward Lee stars in the brand new third season of Mind of a Chef—the Emmy-winning PBS series, narrated by executive producer Anthony Bourdain, that delves deep into the inspirations and philosophies of renowned chefs. Lee’s brilliant cooking at his acclaimed…  Read More

5 Questions: The Perennial Plate

Adventures in Sustainable Eating A two-time James Beard Award-winning online documentary series, The Perennial Plate explores socially responsible eating in the United States and abroad. The beautifully shot weekly series was created by Daniel Klein, an activist and chef, and Mirra Fine, a graphic designer, writer and now filmmaker, who impressively research, film, edit, and produce each piece…  Read More

ZAAAAAAP World Hunger

Bringing electricity to millions in the poorest parts of the world is the best way to help them. By Andrew Zimmern “Does anything gross you out?” It’s a question I get at least a dozen times a day. Millions of people have seen me on television eating outrageous things, perhaps thinking I was born without…  Read More

5 Questions: Brady Lowe

Heritage Hog Renaissance As the founder of the pork-centric culinary competition Cochon 555, Brady Lowe is on a mission to remind us what true pork tastes like. In each of the 10 cities on the annual tour, Cochon 555 showcases five chefs, five heritage breed pigs and five winemakers to promote breed diversity and whole animal…  Read More

Hugh Acheson’s Top Picks for Atlanta

A Guide to Atlanta’s Best Eats As the chef/partner of The National, Five & Ten, Cinco y Diez and Empire State South, Hugh Acheson’s interpretation of Southern food has earned him many accolades, including the James Beard award for Best Chef: Southeast in 2012. The Canadian-born chef is the author of the JBF award-winning cookbook  A New Turn in the South, he’s…  Read More

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

5 Questions: Travail Kitchen

Hacking Fine Dining Chefs/co-owners of Travail and the Rookery, Mike Brown, Bob Gerken and James Winberg are a trio to be reckoned with. In the past year, they closed the original Travail opening Pig Ate My Pizza in its place, created a dim sum pop-up in North Minneapolis, launched an epic Kickstarter campaign and reopened Travail…  Read More