Category: Editorials

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

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

Andrew Zimmern’s Second Chances Scholarship

Second Chances Scholarship The James Beard Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Scholarship Program, with financial aid available for food studies, culinary arts, wine studies and more! Established in 1991, the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program assists aspiring and established culinary professionals who plan to further their education. As of 2018, the Foundation will have awarded nearly $8…  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

Pre-Order Andrew Zimmern’s New Book: AZ and the Lost City of Ophir

AZ and the Lost City of Ophir 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 dangerous—adventure yet. After a time-traveling mishap, AZ finds himself in Ophir, a lost city…  Read More

Big Food Truck Tip with Andrew Zimmern Series Premiere

Big Food Truck Tip Premieres Wednesday, September 19th at 10/9pm CT on Food Network I can’t wait to share my new series with you, Big Food Truck Tip, premiering on Food Network with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, September 19th at 10/9pm CT. Join me as I travel the country in search of passionate food truck…  Read More

Bizarre Foods Season Premiere Tuesday July 3, 9/8c on Travel Channel!

Bizarre Foods: Pony Express Premieres Tuesday July 3, 9/8c on Travel Channel! We filmed in some truly amazing locations for this season of Bizarre Foods. There were moments in each episode where I just had to pinch myself—whether it was driving a real World War II tank in Belgium, trout fishing in Scotland with Angus…  Read More

Want to Have Lunch with Me? Share Your Best Food Experience!

#myZimmernList Needs Your Videos! Share your favorite food experience from a restaurant, food truck or picnic area for a chance to win a t-shirt and have lunch with Andrew Zimmern in his home city of Minneapolis. Scroll down to enter! My new show, The Zimmern List, premieres March 13 on Travel Channel and I couldn’t…  Read More

All New Bizarre Foods Premieres Tuesday on Travel Channel

Bizarre Foods Season Premiere January 23 9|8c on Travel Channel From the North Woods of the fabled Paul Bunyan to the Mexico City of the Aztecs, this is one of the most exciting seasons of Bizarre Foods we’ve ever made. I’m revealing the food and stories behind notable characters, cultures and mythology, both here in the…  Read More

Share Your Grandmother’s Best Recipe

CONTEST COMPLETE AZ Cooks Your Grandma’s Best Recipes Contest Share a favorite, original recipe from your Grandma’s collection for a chance to win a great prize pack, a shout-out from Andrew Zimmern, and have your recipe prepared on AZ Cooks. Scroll down to enter! My grandmother only cooked a few dozen dishes on a regular…  Read More

My Year in Review

“I would like to say that what I fear are the challenges that stand in front of me, when in reality what I fear is the cowardice that lays within me.” – Craig Lounsbrough 2017 was a crazy year for me filled with ups and downs, mistakes made, tragedies big and small, successes and disappointments,…  Read More

America the Great Cookbook Benefiting No Kid Hungry

America the Great Cookbook I’m honored to be a part of America the Great Cookbook, a celebration of our country’s food scene with more than 100 recipes by chefs, producers and food heroes from every region of the United States. Flipping through the pages, you’ll notice that what makes America’s food American is its sheer…  Read More

Food Policy Action Report Card Shows Lack of Progress

Food Policy Action 2017 Scorecard Food Policy Action recently released their 2017 scorecard, revealing where members of Congress stand on important food policy issues in this country during a turbulent political climate. The 6th annual progress report shares objective information about votes taken and bills introduced by Congress on policies that affect everyone who eats,…  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

Andrew Zimmern Traces Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride on Bizarre Foods

Tune in for Bizarre Foods: Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride Aug. 29 at 9|8c on Travel Channel The midnight ride of Paul Revere marked the beginning of a war that changed our world forever. On this episode of Bizarre Foods, I’m following in the footsteps of this great patriot, revealing layers of history and food traditions…  Read More

Cutting Board Classic, a Charity Disc Golf Tournament by Andrew Zimmern

Cutting Board Classic at Blue Ribbon Pines Disc Golf Course Save the date! September 30, 2017 Andrew Zimmern is taking his passion for disc golf to the greens with his first ever charity disc golf tournament. As an avid player and Celebrity Ambassador for Innova Disc Golf, Zimmern wants all Minnesotans to come out and…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Travels to the Heart of Cajun Country on Bizarre Foods

Tune in for Bizarre Foods: Cajun Country Aug. 15 at 9|8c on Travel Channel On this episode of Bizarre Foods, I’m traversing the heart of Acadiana, an untouched bastion of American history where centuries-old traditions remain a way of life. A region of swamps, bayous and gulf coast marshes, people in Cajun country still live…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Floats Down the Mississippi on Bizarre Foods

Tune in for Bizarre Foods: The Magnificent Mississippi River Aug. 8 at 9|8c on Travel Channel On this episode of Bizarre Foods, I had the pleasure of traveling from Memphis to Natchez by boat, and got a real taste of life on the Mississippi. This majestic river is a refuge for a slower-paced, nature-based way of…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Explores the Taste of Appalachia on Bizarre Foods

Bizarre Foods: Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Premieres Tuesday, August 1 at 9|8c on Travel Channel On this episode of Bizarre Foods, I’m following in the footsteps of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, from colonial Virginia to the fertile lands of Kentucky. While visiting the re-constructed frontier fort at Martin’s Station, reeling in flathead catfish on the Kentucky…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Explores Cowboy Life in Texas on Bizarre Foods

Bizarre Foods Season Premiere Tuesday July 25, 9|8c on Travel Channel On the season premiere of Bizarre Foods, I’m headed to Texas to explore American cowboy life, past and present. The cowboy is the last great American icon, a romantic, rugged symbol of our frontier past. Camping along the Chisholm trail—the storied bovine highway that…  Read More

Filming of Andrew Zimmern’s New Series, The Zimmern List, Starts This Summer!

‘The Zimmern List,’ My New Series on Travel Channel, Starts Production Next Week! I’ve devoted a lifetime to gathering the best food experiences all over the world. From iconic restaurants to off-the-beaten-path markets and shops, I’m adding to my ‘best of’ list everywhere I go. The new series is about more than just delicious food on the plate. 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

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

Minnesotans Take a Spectacular Seat at the Winter Table

The Great Northern is an annual celebration of Minnesota’s most iconic season—but you already know that. What’s so exciting about this year’s festival is the food component, and none are more tantalizing than the debut of the Winter Table. As part of the 10 day festival of outdoor food, arts, and activity, The Bachelor Farmer and Spoon…  Read More

End Hunger in America with A Place at the Table

As a chef, it’s my duty to consider food issues. When 44 million Americans don’t get enough to eat, bringing attention to the shortcomings of our food system becomes a necessity. And because no one in America should go hungry, I support A Place at the Table. A Place at the Table is a three year…  Read More

The Great Northern Brings the Outdoor Party to Minnesota

We are the North. Let’s celebrate it. Northerners don’t apologize for winter—they embrace it. The Great Northern, a new collaborative winter experience founded by event leaders in the Twin Cities, has recently announced an exciting lineup of 10 days of outdoor winter dining events. It’s time to celebrate this place we call home (and the weather that comes with it).…  Read More

New Season of Bizarre Foods Premieres January 31

All-American Road Trip In the all-new season of Bizarre Foods, I’m exploring America’s rich history and diverse cuisine along the country’s most famous historic routes. For me, traveling in the USA is all about the legendary trips that define our culture, from de Tocqueville to Huck Finn to Kesey’s Merry Pranksters. Our history can be defined by…  Read More