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Chicken Skewers with Mediterranean Magic Seasoning

Chicken Skewers with Mediterranean Magic By Andrew Zimmern In this recipe, I marinate chicken thighs in my new Mediterranean Magic seasoning, lemon and olive oil, before skewering the meat and cooking it in a hot pan. Serve it as a rice bowl, stuffed into pitas or rolled up in flatbread with a tomato and cucumber salad, tzatziki…  Read More

Vegetable Lentil Curry Recipe with Madras Curry Seasoning

Vegetable Lentil Curry By Andrew Zimmern This vegetable lentil curry is nutritious, wholesome and a great way to feed a lot of people on a budget. Think of this as an inspirational recipe, meaning you can use whatever leftover vegetables you have in the fridge combined with a nutrient dense legume like lentils for a…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Candied Bacon Party Mix

Easy Party Mix with Andrew’s New Spice Blends

Easy Party Mix By Andrew Zimmern My new Badia spice blends will take your ordinary homemade Chex mix to the next level. This recipe makes a big batch of party mix—don’t cut it in half. It tends to go VERY FAST.

Andrew Zimmern's Vegetable Dip

Versatile Vegetable Dip with Badia Spices

Easy Vegetable Dip By Andrew Zimmern This super easy dip comes together in a flash and is perfect for a vegetable crudite platter, poached seafood, chicken wings, chips or french fries, and even doubles as a great salad dressing. Use any of the spice blends from my collection with Badia Spices, each one inspired by…  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

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Download Andrew’s Holiday Recipe Guide

My Favorite Holiday Recipes No matter what holiday you celebrate, I’m sure we can all agree that food is what ties the season together. At my house, the kitchen smells of fabulous food all month long, whether it’s roasted duck, latkes or fruit cake. It’s the best time of the year. I’ve made it easy on…  Read More

Download Andrew Zimmern’s Game Day Recipe Guide

Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Football Season Few things excite me more than the prospect of a lazy Sunday spent hanging out with friends and family watching football. I love cooking for a crowd, rolling out different finger foods, hearty soups and snacks throughout the day. Here are some of my go-to recipes for game day, from…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Pork Ribs with Sauerkraut

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Pork Ribs with Sauerkraut

Pork Ribs with Sauerkraut, Cabbage and Apples By Andrew Zimmern This hearty comfort food dish is the autumnal food you want to be eating this week. The sauerkraut is balanced by the apples and pork, giving it an irresistible sweet and sour vibe you’ll love. The key to tender ribs is to cook them slowly…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern’s Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Recipes for Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah is a time for reflection and repentance, but it probably doesn’t surprise you that my favorite part is the food. It’s a great excuse to sit around the dinner table with family and friends, and say a toast to the year ahead. To honor tradition, I like to cook dishes…  Read More

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Ashley Christensen’s Homegrown Tomato Pie

Homegrown Tomato Pie By Ashley Christensen I call this Homegrown Tomato Pie not as a sourcing requirement, but because the tomato pie is most present in the season where friends are pulling tomatoes daily from their own backyards. I imagine it came to be because, when a fruit is plentiful, people always find a way…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern’s Favorite Foods at the Minnesota State Fair

What to Eat at the Minnesota State Fair I like to stick with tradition when it comes to the State Fair, never passing up an opportunity for cheese curds, a foot-long hot dog, an ice cold 1919 root beer and a bucket of Sweet Martha’s cookies. Fair food doesn’t need to be, and probably shouldn’t…  Read More


ABOUT ANDREW ZIMMERN Andrew Zimmern is an Emmy-winning and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and social justice advocate. As the creator, executive producer and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and Emmy-winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. In…


About Andrew Zimmern Andrew Zimmern is an Emmy-winning and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and social justice advocate. As the creator, executive producer and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and Emmy-winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. In…


Alliance of World Explorers, Volume One AZ and the Lost City of Ophir Winner of the Gold IPPY in Juvenile Fiction! 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…

Andrew Zimmern’s Best Summer Recipes for the 4th of July

My Best Recipes for 4th of July There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday (and my birthday) than relaxing with family, hanging out by the grill and enjoying fresh summer produce. Here are a few of my favorite recipes, from all-American cookout classics like barbecue chicken and baked beans, to picnic perfect salads and a…  Read More


Pollo al Carbon Recipe

Pollo al Carbon with Wasakaka By Andrew Zimmern A few years ago I was filming in the Dominican Republic and stumbled across a small stand serving the most incredible version of pollo al carbon I’d ever had. I watched the cook’s technique and took notes on the marinade and basting sauce. When I returned home,…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Auflauf Recipe

Auflauf Pancakes with Berries

Auflauf Pancakes with Berries By Andrew Zimmern This German-style pancake grows up the sides of the pan and forms an amazing, thick, crêpe-y pancake just yearning to be filled with all of your favorite ingredients. Auflauf is a weekend breakfast family treat that my grandmother taught my mom to make when she married my dad. I…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Grilling Guide

Download Andrew Zimmern’s Grilling Guide

It’s time to take your grilling game to the next level. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or an amateur backyard barbecue enthusiast, a little inspiration for the season can’t hurt. Sign up for my newsletter and receive my free grilling guide, including exclusive recipes and tips for cooking with fire. Once your subscription is…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Recipe for Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Mother’s Day Recipes

Mother’s Day Menu Ideas Food is the best gift you can give on Mother’s Day. A meal made in your own kitchen with love is even better. From morning to midnight, breakfast to dessert, here are 10 sure fire ways to celebrate the mothers in your life.   Salad with Poached Eggs & Bacon Vinaigrette It’s…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Fresh Ham for Easter

Andrew Zimmern’s Best Easter Recipes

15 Foolproof Easter Recipes Here are a few of my favorite Easter recipes, from brunch classics like quiche lorraine to an easy rustic crumble for dessert. Try the ham with madeira-cider glaze or rack of pork loin with mustard and apricots—both make for lovely centerpiece roasts.   Frittata Rustica with Mixed Vegetables & Manchego If…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Recipe Matzoh Ball Soup

Andrew Zimmern’s Best Passover Recipes

Passover Recipes Here are a few of my best recipes for Passover, from the ultimate matzoh ball soup and my grandmother’s chopped chicken liver to roasted lamb and flourless chocolate desserts. (Just a warning: I don’t keep kosher in my house, so not all of these recipes are kosher friendly.)   Chopped Chicken Liver My grandmother…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp Scampi with Lemony Breadcrumbs & Angel Hair Pasta

Shrimp Scampi with Seasoned Breadcrumbs & Angel Hair Pasta By Andrew Zimmern For this butter- and garlic-infused Italian-American scampi, buy the best shrimp you can find because the success of the dish hinges on the quality of the seafood. For the sauce, I like to use a mix of anise-flavored Pernod and white wine for…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Corn Pones with Cheese Sauce

Corn Pones & Chile Cheese Dip

Corn Pones & Chile Cheese Dip By Andrew Zimmern These simple fritters are basically rustic fried cornbread bites, taken to the next level when dipped into homemade cheese whiz infused with roasted chiles. For a smooth sauce, be sure to buy good cheese and grate it yourself. This is perfect chow for lazing around watching…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Chicken Parmesan

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Chicken Parmesan

Classic Chicken Parmesan By Andrew Zimmern This chicken parmesan is my love letter to the Italian-American red sauce classic everyone craves. Sure you can gussy it up, but this recipe sticks to the basics—fried chicken topped with an easy homemade tomato sauce, creamy ricotta, mozzarella melted under the broiler, and a touch of fresh basil.…  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

Andrew Zimmern's recipe for shrimp etouffee

Andrew Zimmern’s Best New Orleans-Style Recipes

A Taste of New Orleans in Your Own Kitchen Mardi Gras is an annual excuse to eat, drink and celebrate all day long before the start of Lent. Next to king cake and party beads, you can’t forgo a meal of classic Creole and Cajun flavors. Here are a few of my favorite recipes for…  Read More

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Ruby Tablet Lollipops from AZ and the Lost City of Ophir

Ruby Red Tablet Lollipops By Andrew Zimmern Inspired by my new book AZ and the Lost City of Ophir, these lollipops are a fun and easy treat to make at home with your kids. If you don’t love cinnamon, feel free to use a different flavor oil.