My new show Driven by Food gets a one-time-only preview, Tuesday night at 10|9c on Travel Channel. I’ve logged nearly 3 million miles over the past 20 years, and along the way I’ve learned that the best way to understand a culture is to share a meal with the locals. The first local I usually meet is a cab driver. In the… Read More →
City of Gold Premiering in Minneapolis this Friday, the documentary City of Gold explores Los Angeles through acclaimed restaurant critic Jonathon Gold’s eyes. Gold changed the world of food writing. Over the past couple decades, he’s made it a point to seek out extraordinary food in ordinary places. By uncovering and writing about restaurants that… Read More →
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 →
While filming in Nashville for the Music City Food + Wine Festival last September, I had the opportunity to hang out with the sensational Rachele Lynae. Rachele is one of the hottest young crossover country talents I’ve heard in years. She’s got a musical growl that could scare a grizzly bear and she’s as down… Read More →
While filming in Bangkok this past fall, I had the distinct pleasure of hanging with Mark Wiens, a prolific video blogger in Southeast Asia who also happens to be a Bizarre Foods mega-fan. Together we visited the Dusit area of Bangkok and dined at Soei, an amazing off-the-radar restaurant that should be on everyone’s must-visit list. P’soei Kurtcharoen… Read More →
Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose February 6, 2016 at San Francisco’s Cow Palace Born at Super Bowl XXVI, Taste of the NFL rallies the country’s top chefs, celebrities and athletes to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. On the eve of the Super Bowl, chefs and… Read More →
Catch me on EVINE Live, September 8 at 11am & 4pm ET. I’m teaming up with New York City’s all-star butcher and meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda to offer a curated selection of meats and sausages for EVINE Live. From custom-blend beef burgers and tomahawk pork chops, to harissa-infused Merguez lamb sausages, you won’t be able to find… Read More →
I got this email from Tamra C. McCraw yesterday. It’s reprinted in its exact form because I couldn’t put it any better… please read it, make the links your mission for today and lets help kids get the food they need during the summer months and beyond. I need you to call/email/tweet/urge your Senators to get active on this piece of legislation. Thanks, AZ Andrew it… Read More →
For decades, big soda companies have spent billions of dollars trying to convince the world that soda equals happiness. Perhaps no other advertisement in history exemplifies that more than the iconic “Hilltop” ad, where singers on a hillside expressed their wish to “buy the world a Coke.” But the truth is, sugar drinks promote type 2… Read More →
Iquitos’ Belen Market Accessible only by boat or plane, Iquitos lies at the intersection of three great rivers, the Amazon, Nanay and Itaya. No place generates more energy in this city than the Belen Market, a brilliant show of colorful produce and ingredients from the explosively fertile Amazon basin. The flavors are intense and fresh, eaten… Read More →
My Secret Weapon in the Kitchen Fermented chile bean sauce (toban djan) will change your cooking life. You can marinate with it, use it as a rub, in a sauce or any way you can imagine. The fermented beans supply all the punch of authenticity and honesty you need to make some great Chinese food… Read More →
What’s in the Box? I will put the contents of this box on everything. Spoiler Alert Find out more about Bemis & James.
What’s in the Box? What could be inside? Andrew Zimmern opens today’s box. Spoiler Alert Find out more about Cool Jerk.
#TBT For a special Thanksgiving episode of Throwback Thursday, let’s throwback to when I was a regular on HGTV’s TIPical Mary Ellen. After spending hours cooking the perfect bird, it can be such a shame to see it hacked to bits. I showed Mary Ellen Pinkham my tips and tricks for carving a turkey for… Read More →
Happy Halloween! They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. My assistant Jen nailed it on the costume this year.
#TBT Since Halloween is this Friday, here’s a throwback to one of my favorite costumes I’ve ever worn. I got to be a luchador for a hot second a few years back…tight pants and all.
The largest celebration of local foods in the region. Next Sunday, November 2, check out the best of local food by producers and makers from Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin at Feast! in Rochester, Minnesota. With more than 100 exhibitor booths, you’ll find a variety of specialty foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi, artisan cheese, African simmer sauces,… Read More →
Changing the Way We Think About Food Devoted to celebrating, nurturing and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage, the James Beard Foundation is very dear to me. The JBF fosters thought leadership, provides scholarships for culinary students, and sets the bar for culinary excellence with the annual James Beard Awards. And this video sums it all… Read More →
The Andrew Zimmern Collection at CHEFS Catalog For the past 30 years, I’ve traveled the world experiencing culture through food, and I’ve taken a lot of notes. I’ve seen fantastic food, great technique, but most importantly some incredible equipment. So I’ve partnered with my friends at CHEFS Catalog to bring you a collection of global… Read More →
What’s in the Box? A very special edition of Box of the Day. Find out why I’m so excited to open this box. Spoiler Alert Find out more about Searzall.
What’s in the box? Molly Mogren and I find out what is in today’s box. Hint: it’s not Whole30 approved. Spoiler Alert Check out Cultured Organic!
#TBT Here I am at the turn of the millennium working as a chef on a local news station. I made cheese ravioli and a vegetable sauce along with Tim Sherno, now a reporter for 5 Eyewitness News, and Alix Kendall, host of FOX9‘s morning show. While everything else seems outdated, we’re lucky that ravioli is… Read More →
NCSL 2014 Legislative Summit I’m committed to combating hunger in America and believe that solving hunger requires a social change movement, just like anti-smoking and seatbelt campaigns. At this year’s Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, state legislators came together to discuss and craft local solutions to hunger challenges. Thanks to everyone who organized the event and… Read More →
What’s in the box? A box with fun wrapping paper came to the office today. Let’s see what’s inside! Spoiler Alert Check out minnnice.com.
Let’s strikeout ALS! Thanks to Don Link and Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon, my friends at SCOTTeVEST, and Rafferty Kugler for nominating me for the #ALSicebucketchallenge. I accept and have also donated $500 to the ALS Association. I would like to nominate Michael Voltaggio, Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff of Big Gay Ice Cream (both coasts, you guys!),… Read More →
#TBT Back in 2001, Minneapolis was the host city for the annual IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference. Marcus Samuelsson was chef and owner at Aquavit in Minneapolis at the time. Aquavit hosted a fantasy dinner to celebrate the end of event with a menu put together by Marcus, Tetsuya Wakuda and the late… Read More →
What’s in the Box? Today we’ve got two mystery boxes. What could be inside? SPOILER ALERT Find out more about The Knick on Cinemax.
Auf Deutsch Throwing it back to when Al Franken (before he was a senator) and I made Auflauf, a German breakfast pancake, for a cooking segment on a local news channel. The Senator decided to do the segment in a German accent. I’m not really sure what accent I’m doing. It’s more like Swedish Chef.… Read More →
Hot Dog! Before the Home Run Derby, there was the hot dog derby. Five hot dogs, three judges, and one winner. Bryan Caswell of REEF in Houston made a killer chorizo dog that ended up bringing home top prize. I had a great time hanging out with Bryan, Graham Elliot, Merlin Verrier, Nick Elmi, the… Read More →
Dice Like a Pro Want to impress your friends? Master these four knife skills. All you need are some vegetables (cucumbers, carrots, whatever), a cutting board and a super-sharp, badass knife. In this video, I show you how to cut perfect batons, matchsticks, 1/2” dice and micro dice (or brunoise, if you want to be… Read More →