Editorials

The New Potato Interview

I talk to The New Potato about my ultimate food day, wastefulness and what I’d serve at a Bizarre Foods-inspired restaurant. Click here to read the full article.

The New Potato Interview

I talk to The New Potato about my ultimate food day, wastefulness and what I’d serve at a Bizarre Foods-inspired restaurant. Click here to read the full article.

Farm Aid Failure

The farm bill is here and it’s not a pretty picture. This affects all Minnesotans, every one of us. And it dictates policy for another five years, read this post and the three excerpts and DO SOMETHING today to make a difference. The letter at the bottom of this post is a note I got…  Read More

James Beard Celebrity Chefs Tour

The Minneapple is headed to the Big Apple. Tim McKee (La Belle Vie), Gavin Kaysen (Cafe Boulud), Alex Roberts (Alma and Brasa Rotisserie), Isaac Becker (112 Eatery) & I will be cooking up a storm on 6/27. Tons of talent, fantastic food, and hosted at one of NYC’s most gorgeous venues: Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark. Tickets…  Read More

Berry Cooking Tips

Make the Most of Nature’s Candy. This years strawberry crop is fantastic, and like you, I have loads of them in my kitchen. Curiously, an unusual feature of the strawberry is the structure. Technically it is a ‘false’ fruit. The seeds, unlike those of any other fruit, are on the outside. These are the true…  Read More

Farm Aid Failure

The farm bill is here and it’s not a pretty picture. This affects all Minnesotans, every one of us. And it dictates policy for another five years, read this post and the three excerpts and DO SOMETHING today to make a difference. The letter at the bottom of this post is a note I got…  Read More

James Beard Celebrity Chefs Tour

The Minneapple is headed to the Big Apple. Tim McKee (La Belle Vie), Gavin Kaysen (Cafe Boulud), Alex Roberts (Alma and Brasa Rotisserie), Isaac Becker (112 Eatery) & I will be cooking up a storm on 6/27. Tons of talent, fantastic food, and hosted at one of NYC’s most gorgeous venues: Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark. Tickets…  Read More

Berry Cooking Tips

Make the Most of Nature’s Candy. This years strawberry crop is fantastic, and like you, I have loads of them in my kitchen. Curiously, an unusual feature of the strawberry is the structure. Technically it is a ‘false’ fruit. The seeds, unlike those of any other fruit, are on the outside. These are the true…  Read More

Austin Food + Wine Festival

Cabrito, Cabrito, Cabrito The first Austin Food + Wine Festival went off without a hitch– a stunning event, and one of the most fun weekends I’ve had in a while. A HUGE thanks to Food + Wine and the folks at C3 Presents for their hard work and dedication. You guys are the best at…  Read More

Austin Food + Wine Festival

Cabrito, Cabrito, Cabrito The first Austin Food + Wine Festival went off without a hitch– a stunning event, and one of the most fun weekends I’ve had in a while. A HUGE thanks to Food + Wine and the folks at C3 Presents for their hard work and dedication. You guys are the best at…  Read More

Cabo Wabo

Tuna Rolls, Rock and Roll, Vote for Rolls Spicy tuna rolls, the kind served in supermarkets around the country, even here in Minnesota, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak in over a dozen states. I think it’s time once again to realize that commoditized “cheap” food, mass produced and mass distributed is dangerous. Imagine what…  Read More

Cabo Wabo

Tuna Rolls, Rock and Roll, Vote for Rolls Spicy tuna rolls, the kind served in supermarkets around the country, even here in Minnesota, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak in over a dozen states. I think it’s time once again to realize that commoditized “cheap” food, mass produced and mass distributed is dangerous. Imagine what…  Read More

5 Questions: Nadia G

The Julia Child of the Net generation. Nadia G. can cook up a storm. She’s the creator and host of Cooking Channel’s Bitchin’ Kitchen, and she certainly knows how to make a meal rock ‘n’ roll. We chat with Nadia about humor, music and what makes a kitchen bitchin’.  AndrewZimmern.com: What five things does a kitchen need…  Read More

5 Questions: Nadia G

The Julia Child of the Net generation. Nadia G. can cook up a storm. She’s the creator and host of Cooking Channel’s Bitchin’ Kitchen, and she certainly knows how to make a meal rock ‘n’ roll. We chat with Nadia about humor, music and what makes a kitchen bitchin’.  AndrewZimmern.com: What five things does a kitchen need…  Read More

5 Qs: Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos

Extra Virgin? It’s obvious looking at actress Debi Mazar and her Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos, that they are madly in love with each other, but it’s their love for food that really heats up the kitchen. The couple went from the Web to television with their new show on the Cooking Channel, Extra Virgin. We…  Read More

5 Qs: Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos

Extra Virgin? It’s obvious looking at actress Debi Mazar and her Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos, that they are madly in love with each other, but it’s their love for food that really heats up the kitchen. The couple went from the Web to television with their new show on the Cooking Channel, Extra Virgin. We…  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

Celebrating the Life of Caren Zimmern

“If you don’t have flair, then to Hell with you!” – Caren Zimmern It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of my mother’s passing. We celebrated the life of this amazing woman last Friday at a small “memorial cocktail party” in Minneapolis. As some of you know, my mother had unique…  Read More

Celebrating the Life of Caren Zimmern

“If you don’t have flair, then to Hell with you!” – Caren Zimmern It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of my mother’s passing. We celebrated the life of this amazing woman last Friday at a small “memorial cocktail party” in Minneapolis. As some of you know, my mother had unique…  Read More

Thoughts on Intervention & Recovery TV

First there was Intervention…now Relapse. When will see a show about Recovery in all its glory? THAT would be the most noteworthy and revealing of the entire franchise if we ever get to see it. This is not a rallying cry for the recovering community, it’s a tribal shout for all of humankind to move past the…  Read More

Thoughts on Intervention & Recovery TV

First there was Intervention…now Relapse. When will see a show about Recovery in all its glory? THAT would be the most noteworthy and revealing of the entire franchise if we ever get to see it. This is not a rallying cry for the recovering community, it’s a tribal shout for all of humankind to move past the…  Read More

Wellness in America

Bourdain, Deen, Bruni, Redzepi & Why it Matters Paula Deen and those that cook with commoditized unhealthy ingredients are to be faulted most not for telling us to eat canned, processed and commoditized ingredients– but because they never tell you not to! The food-health-wellness issue in America is indeed a class issue. It costs money…  Read More

Wellness in America

Bourdain, Deen, Bruni, Redzepi & Why it Matters Paula Deen and those that cook with commoditized unhealthy ingredients are to be faulted most not for telling us to eat canned, processed and commoditized ingredients– but because they never tell you not to! The food-health-wellness issue in America is indeed a class issue. It costs money…  Read More

10 Reasons to Stay In on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is upon us. While some folks opt for the romantic dinner in a fancy restaurant, I enjoy spending the night in with my family, making dinner and watching a flick. I don’t know about you, but I usually find a good food movie to be sexier than your run-of-the-mill romantic comedy. If that’s…  Read More

10 Reasons to Stay In on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is upon us. While some folks opt for the romantic dinner in a fancy restaurant, I enjoy spending the night in with my family, making dinner and watching a flick. I don’t know about you, but I usually find a good food movie to be sexier than your run-of-the-mill romantic comedy. If that’s…  Read More

10 Best Travel Moments

Make that 12… I couldn’t narrow it down! I am forced to leave out lemon ice in Aleppo Syria, salumi in Sicily, smoked meats in Berchtesgaden, the World Body Painting Festival in Austria, eating street food in Hong Kong, chili crab and laksa in Singapore, market prowling in Hanoi, noodle soup in Bangkok, dining and…  Read More

10 Best Travel Moments

Make that 12… I couldn’t narrow it down! I am forced to leave out lemon ice in Aleppo Syria, salumi in Sicily, smoked meats in Berchtesgaden, the World Body Painting Festival in Austria, eating street food in Hong Kong, chili crab and laksa in Singapore, market prowling in Hanoi, noodle soup in Bangkok, dining and…  Read More

5 Questions: Adam Richman

When I first heard of Man v. Food show, I was skeptical. So this guy goes around the country, attempting to conquer iconic food challenges (i.e. scarfing an entire 72-ounce steak at Amarillo’s Big Texan Steak Ranch), while we watch? But a few minutes into the show, I was hooked. Adam Richman’s wit, charm and seemingly endless…  Read More

5 Questions: Adam Richman

When I first heard of Man v. Food show, I was skeptical. So this guy goes around the country, attempting to conquer iconic food challenges (i.e. scarfing an entire 72-ounce steak at Amarillo’s Big Texan Steak Ranch), while we watch? But a few minutes into the show, I was hooked. Adam Richman’s wit, charm and seemingly endless…  Read More