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

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

Andrew Zimmern’s Guide to Deep-Frying

Deep Fry Like a Pro The word ‘fried’ is one of the most maligned terms in the kitchen. There’s no denying that fried foods aren’t the healthiest thing you can put in your mouth. But let’s face it, we’re pleasure seekers at heart and a little fried food every now and again is soul satisfying.…  Read More

Edible Stocking Stuffers for Food Lovers

Food is always the best gift. Need help filling up your stockings this year? Check out our curated selection of unique, top quality food products at Shop Andrew Zimmern. From small batch soy sauce and handcrafted vinegars, to salt-packed wild capers and award-winning maple syrup, I guarantee using these products in the kitchen will change your…  Read More

Cyber Monday Deals at Shop Andrew Zimmern

We Have Your Holiday Shopping Covered Use code AZCYBER25 at Shop Andrew Zimmern for 25% off store-wide on Cyber Monday 11/28 only! From edible gifts and accessories to clothing and travel gear, Shop Andrew Zimmern is filled with products inspired by my travels at home and abroad. Go check it out, I bet you’ll find something for…  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

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

Minnesota State Fair Scavenger Hunt

52 Things to Look for at the MN State Fair Looking for a fun way to explore the Minnesota State Fair this year? Try completing this State Fair scavenger hunt. Mullets, crazy tattoos, award-winning baked goods, celebrities, fair hair… if you can think of it, you can find it at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. So…  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

Andrew Zimmern’s Driven By Food Premieres Tuesday, August 16

Series premiere kicks off in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, August 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT Any time I travel, to a new destination or an old favorite, I always walk out of an airport and get in a car. Local drivers are the first people I converse with about where I am and what…  Read More

I Could Eat My Weight in These Oysters

The Best Thing I Ate This Week By Andrew Zimmern In celebration of his latest book, Derek Dammann came down from Montreal to cook a special dinner with Jamie Bissonnette in Toro’s private dining room in New York City. The food was eclectic and lumberjack chic, with a foie gras course incorporating some devilishly delicious apple and maple…  Read More

Amazing 2-Inch Thick Ribeye Steaks from Peterson Farms

The Best Thing I Ate Last Week By Andrew Zimmern The best thing I ate last week was dinner on Saturday night. Tomato and feta salad, crispy twice-cooked potatoes with thyme from the garden, and these amazing grass-fed, corn finished 2-inch thick ribeye steaks from Peterson Farms cows. Peterson’s raise Limousin cattle exclusively on their…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen at U.S. Bank Stadium

Two Locations of Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen at the New Vikings Stadium I’m really excited to bring amazing food to Vikings fans, guests of U.S. Bank Stadium and anyone visiting what I think is the best sports facility in the world. The brand new stadium will have two outposts of Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen, alongside local favorites Revival…  Read More

Beet & Ricotta Doughnuts from The Doughnut Project

The Best Thing I Ate Last Week By Andrew Zimmern When I was about to start recording The Moment podcast with my friend Brian Koppelman last week, he whipped out a box of The Doughnut Project doughnuts for me to try. TDP is a new shop in NYC, and the beet and ricotta donuts are insane, as…  Read More

Spit-Roasted Pork & Lamb Sausage in Cyprus

The Best Thing I Ate Last Week By Andrew Zimmern In Nicosia, Cyprus, the world’s last remaining occupied and divided city, there is a small café called the Berlin 2 Wall. They serve a simple set meal with plenty of mezze—from snails to tahini, from tomato and feta salad to brined caper branches dressed with…  Read More

Snowbate Funding in Jeopardy

Help Support Snowbate Snowbate is a vital incentive program for the production industry in Minnesota. These rebates keep film and commercial production in the state, creating jobs and exposure for tourism. We are in the final weeks of this year’s legislative session. Right now, there’s a bill in the Senate that includes additional funds for Snowbate. Meanwhile,…  Read More

James Beard Foundation Second Chances Scholarship

Second Chances Scholarship The James Beard Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 Scholarship Program, with more than $750,000 in 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. Devoted to celebrating,…  Read More

Vote Against the DARK Act

Minnesotans Want and Deserve the Right to Know About GMOs By Andrew Zimmern If I’ve learned anything during my 35 years spent cooking in kitchens and traveling to over 160 countries in search of what food teaches us about culture, culinary creations and choices, it’s that the decisions people make when it comes to the…  Read More

How to Open a Restaurant

Ever dream of becoming a restaurateur? OpenTable has partnered with hospitality consultant Alison Arth to create How to Open a Restaurant: The Modern Restaurateur’s Guide to Starting & Growing a Restaurant Business. The guide provides prospective restaurant owners with the tools they need to succeed, hitting on topics like funding, staffing and restaurant technology. It’s also chock…  Read More

5 Questions: Nick Kokonas

The Future of Restaurant Reservations Chicago restaurateur Nick Kokonas co-owns Alinea, Next and The Aviary with chef Grant Achatz. After recognizing the downfalls of traditional restaurant reservations, Kokonas set out to transform the industry with his ticketing system Tock. Similar to buying tickets for a concert or sporting event, Tock creates a transparent and seamless booking…  Read More

Plate of the Union’s Campus Challenge

My friend Tom Colicchio over at Plate of the Union is excited to announce the launch of its Campus Challenge and we want to spread the word to politically engaged college students who care about food advocacy. Plate of the Union’s Campus Challenge is a youth-driven effort to get campuses organized to push political candidates to talk about food…  Read More

Fixing Our Broken Food System

Last week I was asked to share some ideas about why Presidential Candidates aren’t talking about FOOD. After all what we eat, how we grow and raise it, how we distribute it and what we do with the leftovers influences our environment, public health, national security, class issues, social justice issues like hunger, education, and…  Read More

The Synergy Series at Spoon & Stable

“syn•er•gy: two forces working together to create something greater than itself.” Spoon and Stable just announced its upcoming Synergy Series for 2016. In this really exciting, chef driven dinner series, Gavin and his team will host four New York, Michelin-starred chefs: Michael White, Michael Anthony, April Bloomfield, and of course, his mentor Daniel Boulud. To have…  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