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Andrew Zimmern’s Top 5 Minnesota State Fair Foods

Top 5 Minnesota State Fair Foods My most frequently asked question has to be: “Andrew Zimmern, what is the best thing to eat at the Minnesota State Fair?” It’s a really tough question to answer, there are too many great options. Alas, I’ve tried to dwindle it down to a few items you should absolutely…  Read More

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Classic State Fair Dishes To Make at Home

You don’t have to battle the throngs of fairgoers to indulge in french fries and turkey legs. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with the State Fair. I mean, 12 days of munching on the ultimate comfort foods—foot longs, turkey legs, french fries, pie—what’s not to love? Here are 10 crowd-pleasing, State Fair-inspired recipes to make at home any…  Read More

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Our Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

Get into the Holiday Spirit It’s that time of year. You’re bound to be invited to an annual cookie exchange, take treats to the office, or be in charge of a Christmas dessert spread at some point in the coming week. Here’s my collection of some of my favorite cookies, including a few recipes from Minnesota…  Read More

5 Questions: Candy Freeman & Lois Thielen

Minnesota’s Blue Ribbon Bakers When it comes to prize-winning cakes, cookies, muffins and breads, Candy Freeman and Lois Thielen are the women to beat. The Minnesota natives jumped into the competition baking circuit nearly 20 years ago, and have since won too many ribbons to keep track. This year, Freeman’s orange bundt cake won Grand…  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

5 Questions with The Dinner Party Download

How to Win Your Next Dinner Party Maybe you’re the shy type who freaks at the idea of striking up conversation at an intimate dinner with strangers; maybe you’ve been hiking the Appalachian trail for the past few months and need a refresher course on culture and current events; or maybe you’re just a food-obsessed…  Read More

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How to Master the Cookie Exchange

My Favorite Cookie Recipes It’s the holidays. You’re bound to be invited to an annual cookie exchange, take goodies to the office, or be in charge of a Christmas dessert spread at some point. So we thought we’d help you out with my favorite cookie recipes, including a few classics from Minnesota State Fair blue…  Read More

James Beard Foundation Awards 2013

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! I just returned from 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 3, at Gotham Hall in New York City, during a ceremony hosted…  Read More