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My Hometown: Jonathan Brooks’ Indianapolis

Jonathan Brooks’ Top Picks for Indianapolis Indianapolis native Jonathan Brooks opened his first restaurant, Milktooth, with his wife in October of 2014. It didn’t take long for his edgy brunch menu to gain a following and a national reputation. In 2015, Brooks was named a Food & Wine Best New Chef (the first award given to…  Read More

Taste Atlas: London’s Best Fine Dining

Devour London A global hub of history, finance, fashion and food, London is incredibly accessible, reliable and popular for tourists. As England’s capital grows increasingly diverse, so do the culinary offerings. From high-end Michelin-rated tasting menus and an influx of chef-driven gastropubs to roaming food trucks and amazing ethnic food from around the globe, there…  Read More

My Top Picks for the MN State Fair

The State Fair is my favorite Minnesota food celebration, hands down. I adore the Minnesota State Fair so much that I try to go all 12 days. Every year there’s a list of new food booths, but I dig on the classics…. Sweet Martha’s Cookies, Speedy’s About a Foot Long Hot Dog, the Gizmo (an Italian…  Read More

Taste Atlas: Rome

Devour Rome One of the cradles of Western civilization, Rome is a city full of globally influential art, culture and architecture. Over 4 million tourists flock to the Italian capital every year, visiting ancient Roman ruins, hoping to catch a glimpse of the pope in Vatican City, and, often times, binging on Italian gelato, pizza…  Read More

My Hometown: Michael Solomonov’s Philadelphia

Mike Solomonov’s Top Picks for Philly Highly regarded as one of the best chefs in Philadelphia—and I’d say in the entire country—Michael Solomonov’s Israeli food at the award-winning Zahav is beyond exquisite; it’s mind blowing. After he took a seemingly simple dish like hummus and elevated it to cult status, people started paying attention and the crowds have…  Read More

Swan Oyster Depot

Classic San Fran Seafood Located in the Nob Hill neighborhood, Swan Oyster Depot is more than 100 years old—an amazing feat in the restaurant business, especially considering they haven’t lost any relevancy. Get there early or expect to wait, folks start queuing up for one of the 18 counter seats before they open at 10:15am, and the…  Read More

Ideas on Changing the Food & Farming System

Last week I spoke at the 75th annual American Public Gardens Association Conference, hosted by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Before the event, I sat down with Lisa Marchand of Minnesota Monthly to chat about our broken food system and the state’s farming potential. Read the article here.   When…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Sour Cream Peach Pie

Sour Cream Peach Pie

Sour Cream Peach Pie By Andrew Zimmern Food with a story is always best. My pal Annette passed me this recipe that was passed to her by her mother-in-law, Inez Orvedal Kisser, of Fargo, North Dakota. Inez was born in 1905 and died at age 93. She was the youngest of 11 children and spent…  Read More

My Hometown: Edward Kim’s Chicago

Edward Kim on Where to Eat & Drink in Chicago After graduating from culinary school, chef Edward Kim worked in kitchens in Los Angeles, Seoul and New York City—most notably under Thomas Keller at Per Se—before returning to his native Chicago to open Ruxbin in Wicker Park. After the wild success of his globally-influenced 32-seat neighborhood BYOB,…  Read More

7 Mouthwatering Minnesota Food Festivals

Minnesota summers may be short, but we never take a sunny day for granted. We jam-pack June-September with events celebrating the food, drink, art and music that make Minnesota an amazing place to live. You probably already know that my favorite food festival on earth is the Minnesota State Fair. But there are several other…  Read More

5 Questions with The Dinner Party Download

How to Win Your Next Dinner Party Maybe you’re the shy type who freaks at the idea of striking up conversation at an intimate dinner with strangers; maybe you’ve been hiking the Appalachian trail for the past few months and need a refresher course on culture and current events; or maybe you’re just a food-obsessed…  Read More

2015 James Beard Foundation Award Winners

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! As always, I had a fantastic time at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious awards ceremony honoring professionals in the food and beverage biz. I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing organization that works hard on education, agriculture issues, food insecurity and hunger relief. You…  Read More

5 Questions: Corey Lee

A Technical Wizard Corey Lee is one of the most talented chefs in America. He’s a master technician and a creative wunderkind, cooking on a different level than almost anyone else in the country. Dinner at his three Michelin star San Francisco restaurant Benu is an unrivaled experience—a tasting menu comprised of a cuisine unique…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Under the Radar

Under the Radar Unsung Heroes Andrew tells us where the hottest travel spot in the next five years will be, Molly digs in to the nomination process for the James Beard Awards, and they discuss under-the-radar chefs. Plus, Andrew remembers Hamaro Cantu. This episode is sponsored by: Find out how to get a free sampler…  Read More

7 Real-Deal, Farm-to-Table Minnesota Restaurants

Minnesota Restaurants Supporting Local Farms I love all four seasons, but there are few greater things in life than the first days of a Minnesota spring. We love celebrating another winter survived, and if you’re anything like me, food plays a huge role. I can’t wait until restaurants unveil their spring menus, teeming with fresh…  Read More

Chef Michael Schwartz’s Top Picks for Miami

Where to Eat & Drink in Miami In 2007, chef Michael Schwartz opened Michael’s Genuine in Miami’s Design District, bringing a locavore mentality and unpretentious, homemade food to a city too often known for shallow, trend-driven restaurants. Now, the James Beard award winning chef and restaurateur has a handful of Miami restaurants, including Harry’s Pizzeria…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Molly’s Honeymoon

Molly’s Honeymoon Down Under Molly returns from her honeymoon with travel tips and tricks for visiting Austrailia and New Zealand. Andrew adds in his favorite places down under. Plus, Andrew shares his opinion of a controversial restaurant review. Read: 12 Things You Should Probably Know Before Going to New Zealand (Hey Eleanor!) Read: Review: Spoon & Stable…  Read More

My Favorite Winter Festivals in Minnesota

Embrace the Cold A lot of people think I’m nuts when I tell them I live in Minnesota. Yeah, it’s cold here. However, the difference between Minnesotans and most other folks is that we embrace the cold. We ski, ice fish, skate and sled. We even still cook outdoors. We pack our weekends with loads…  Read More

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Manila Clams with Soy Butter

A Well-Traveled Japanese Favorite By Andrew Zimmern The combination of sake, soy and butter is one that’s worth experimenting with. This dish is a well-traveled Japanese go-to favorite. It’s the most basic and often replicated izakaya clam recipe that I can think of. You’ve probably tasted it and not realized what the magical thrill ride was—it’s…  Read More

7 Gifts to Up Anyone’s Kitchen Game

7 Knives & Accessories You Want When it comes to gift giving, you can never go wrong with beautiful, useful kitchen tools. Here are a few of my favorites.   For the avid entertainer: Forget the electric carving knife, this set is where it’s at. Great for carving a turkey, Christmas ham, a big brisket,…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Happy Holidays! Andrew & Molly share their favorite gift ideas for the food and travel lovers in your life. Plus, Molly’s bathroom prank and they give the Icarus Award to a man claiming to have cured alcoholism. Molly’s Gift Guides Food Nerd Edition>>> Book Worm & Movie Buff Edition>>> Watch: Icarus Award…  Read More

5 Questions: Matt and Ted Lee

Cookbook Gurus Brothers Matt and Ted Lee grew up in Charleston, South Carolina but attended colleges in Massachusetts. They so missed the foods from back home that they founded The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, a mail-order Southern food company. When an editor of Travel + Leisure magazine asked them to write a story about road-tripping their home state…  Read More

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Roast Crown of Goose & Stuffing

Roast Crown of Goose By Giana & Clovisse Ferguson Goose will always be a celebration dish – the bird itself is large and its meat is very rich, so it lends itself to feeding a big table full of family. The reason for removing the legs is that they always overcook and dry out; here…  Read More

Where to Eat in Lisbon

George Mendes Shares 5 Favorites in Lisbon After graduating from culinary school and working at Bouley in Tribeca, Alain Passard’s Arpege in Paris, and as chef de cuisine at NYC’s Tocqueville, George Mendes opened Aldea, a homage to his Portuguese heritage. In October, the Michelin-starred chef released his first cookbook, My Portugal, a beautiful book of…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Kevin Pang

Kevin Pang For Grace Food journalist Kevin Pang joins Andrew & Molly to talk about his new film For Grace, the end of Hot Doug’s, and the state of print journalism. Plus, Andrew gives his advice on eating bushmeat and shares what he thinks is the next new thing in beverages. Read: Researchers retract study supporting…  Read More

5 Questions: Jean-Pierre & Denise Moullé

French Roots French chef Jean-Pierre Moullé ran the kitchen at Berkley landmark Chez Panisse for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2012. His wife, Denise Lurton Moullé, was born into the Lurton family wine-making empire in Bordeaux, which led to her career in wine distribution and now a business leading wine tours through France.…  Read More

Mexico City Recommendations

Where to Eat in Mexico City When I first started traveling, Mexico City’s fine dining scene was peppered with Mexican chefs cooking other countries’ food, like Italian or French cuisine. That’s no longer the case. These days the best Mexican food is once again being cooked for Mexicans, by Mexicans.  Here are five restaurants you…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Erika Lenkert of GFF Magazine

Erika Lenkert Gluten Free Forever Erika Lenkert of Gluten Free Forever magazine talks about why she wanted to create the magazine, why her Kickstarter campaign was the hardest thing she’s ever done, and how we are slowly changing the way we eat. Plus, Andrew and Molly talk about tourist traps, gas leaks, and the New…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Pumpkin Spice Podcast

Pumpkin Spice Podcast Strippers and Spice Andrew and Molly pinpoint the moment Pumpkin Spice jumped the shark. They discuss the best new restaurants in America. Plus, they talk about strippers…more than the usual amount. Read: ERS’s Food Consumption and Nutrient Intake Data—Tools for Assessing Americans’ Diets (USDA) Read: Best New Restaurants 2014 (Esquire) This episode is sponsored…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Lee Schrager

Lee Schrager Fried & True The man behind New York City Wine & Food Festival and South Beach Food and Wine Festival Lee Schrager joins Andrew and Molly to talk about his book, Fried and True, how he has seen the food world change over the years, and his tips for your first festival. Plus, Molly and…  Read More