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4 Knife Skills Everyone Should Know

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

Decade of Shack

Ten Years of Great Burgers Big respect and huge congrats to Shake Shack for a decade of serving up fantastic food. I had a blast serving my AZ Cabrito Butter Burger to all of the wonderful folks in Madison Square Park. The celebration went all week with burgers from Daniel Boulud, David Chang, Daniel Humm,…  Read More

Box of the Day: Episode 10

What’s in the Box? Today, the whole Food Works crew is here to help me find out what’s in the box. SPOILER ALERT Find out more about Famous Dave’s, Uncle Andy’s Jerky, and Korean Summer Sauce.

Behind the Scenes at Rock Your Taco

Rock Your Taco At the 2014 Austin Food & Wine Festival, I was lucky enough to judge Rock Your Taco along with my friends Graham Elliot, Christina Grdovic and Britt Daniel of Spoon. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at just some of the amazing tacos made that night. There wasn’t a dud in the house.

2014 Munchies Awards Winners

And the winners are… Hosted by yours truly and an expert panel of 40 in-the-know culinary experts, the 2014 Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards recognize the best-of-the-best in the food biz, from terrific tastemakers to top food destinations. It’s been exciting to ignite a passionate food debate and encourage people to support their favorite restaurants, media, and chefs…  Read More

Throwback Thursday: Now You’re Cooking

#TBT Here’s another gem from the archives. It’s a pilot I shot in 2001 for a show called Now You’re Cooking. It was a food-centric show for a home shopping channel. The setup is late-night talk show themed complete with a band, monologue and  a man-on-the-street segment. After seeing this after all these years, I still don’t understand why…  Read More

Box of the Day: Episode 7

Three For One Three boxes arrived at Food Works HQ. What’s inside?   SPOILER ALERT Find out more about iGourmet.com and the Motrr Galileo.

AZ on The Queen Latifah Show

QT with The Queen Last week I taped the The Queen Latifah Show and got to spend some QT with The Queen herself. She’s a serious food freak, a like-minded cultural progressive and she allowed me the opportunity on camera to share some thoughts about why I do what I do…an opportunity that most talk shows don’t afford me. Most are more concerned with something a little more grabby, attention getting, and food…  Read More

Bizarre Foods America Season 6

It’s Back! I can’t even believe we’re in the sixth season of Bizarre Foods America (set your DVRs for Monday, March 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.) In this new season, we’re getting  back to our international roots, with episodes in Vancouver, Lima and Cartagena, Colombia. Yes, remember how America is two FULL continents?! I’ll also be trying domestic…  Read More

A Weekend in SOBE 2014

Burgers & Beaches Here’s a video recap of my weekend at SOBEWFF 2014. From judging Burger Bash on Friday night to hosting the Best of the Munchies even on Sunday, I had a blast. I’m already looking forward to next year’s festival. More from SOBE: 16 Things We Learned at SOBEWFF Go Fork Yourself: BONUS!…  Read More

My First Quarterly Box

  My Next Quarterly Box Ships Soon! Food is a lens through which I view the world. I like to think you can see the story of a people and their culture if you peek into the right bowl of soup. Some people think I am obsessed with food. Not so. I am obsessive about…  Read More

Food & Wine’s Chefs-in-Residence

The New Food & Wine  Food & Wine magazine has tapped six Chefs-in-Residence to consult on monthly features, recipes and travel tips. I am honored to join world-class chefs Grant Achatz, Hugh Acheson, Mario Batali, David Chang and Eric Ripert as a recipe developer and travel guru in this exciting new partnership. More info at foodandwine.com:…  Read More

Sriracha Rebuttal

Counterpoint Back in November I wrote a blog post about why I am over Sriracha. In summary, I just think there are better hot sauces out there. Plenty of great ones pack more punch and flavor. After the blog came out, I received a ton of feedback. Some of you agreed. Some of you really…  Read More

A Conversation with David Tanis

One Good Dish New York Times columnist and author of A Platter of Figs and Heart of the Artichoke, David Tanis sits down to talk with us about his latest cookbook, working for Alice Waters and encouraging cooks to get back in the kitchen. The recently released One Good Dish is a compilation of simple,…  Read More