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Go Fork Yourself: Wasted

Wasted One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Lunch Andrew and Molly discuss food waste in the United States and what we can do about it. Plus, Andrew tells the tale of his ponytail, they rip on the Suitsy, and Andrew answers why everyone is putting “an egg on it.” Read: I Chopped Off All My Hair…  Read More

5 Questions: Gunnar Gislason & Jody Eddy

Defining New Nordic Cuisine Chef Gunnar Gislason celebrates Iceland’s unique culinary heritage, embracing once-forgotten ingredients and techniques at his much-loved Reykjavik restaurant Dill. In his new cookbook North, written in collaboration with food writer Jody Eddy (author of 2012’s Come In, We’re Closed), Gislason and Eddy profile various artisan producers who are reviving Iceland’s culinary heritage–a…  Read More

Tandy Wilson’s Top Picks for Nashville

A Chef’s Guide to Music City Chef Tandy Wilson is known for his Southern riffs on classic, rustic Italian fare at Nashville’s acclaimed City House in the Germantown neighborhood. Before opening City House in 2007, Wilson went to culinary school in Arizona, cooked at Tra Vigne in Napa and worked with Nashville legend Margot McCormack…  Read More

5 Questions: Edward Lee

The Food-Obsessed World of Edward Lee A native New Yorker turned Louisville culinary ambassador, chef Edward Lee stars in the brand new third season of Mind of a Chef—the Emmy-winning PBS series, narrated by executive producer Anthony Bourdain, that delves deep into the inspirations and philosophies of renowned chefs. Lee’s brilliant cooking at his acclaimed…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Diner Lingo

Diner Lingo And give it wings! Andrew quizzes Molly on her diner lingo knowledge. Are crickets going to be hitting grocery store shelves? Plus, Andrew & Molly share their top five travel destinations–domestic and international. Read: Diner Lingo (Wikipedia) Watch: Andrew Throws Cricket at Molly (YouTube) This episode is sponsored by:   For a free trial and 10 percent…  Read More

5 Questions: Bryce Gilmore

Good Genes Pound for pound, Austin’s culinary gravitas rivals the best food cities in the nation. And it’s folks like Bryce Gilmore—a second generation Austin chef, a two-time James Beard award nominee and a Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2011—who make the city’s food scene what it is. At his restaurants Barley Swine and…  Read More

5 Noteworthy North Shore Destinations

Where to Eat & Drink on the North Shore By Molly Mogren Perched next to the great Gitche Gumee (that would be Lake Superior), Duluth, Minnesota and the North Shore offer up some of the most beautiful vistas in the northern United States. It’s also home to some pretty amazing food. That combo made this…  Read More

5 Questions: The Perennial Plate

Adventures in Sustainable Eating A two-time James Beard Award-winning online documentary series, The Perennial Plate explores socially responsible eating in the United States and abroad. The beautifully shot weekly series was created by Daniel Klein, an activist and chef, and Mirra Fine, a graphic designer, writer and now filmmaker, who impressively research, film, edit, and produce each piece…  Read More

Zimmern Meets SCOTTeVEST

Functional Fashion I’ve been a SCOTTeVEST customer for years. Their vests are the best travel tool in my go-bag. They are flawlessly engineered and stand up to travel abuse. They’re also super cool and fun to wear, I feel like a secret agent when I put it on. Working with SCOTTeVEST, we’ve made a special…  Read More

Jenn Louis’ Guide to Portland

Not to Miss in Portland A Food & Wine Best New Chef and Top Chef Masters contestant, Jenn Louis is a champion of Pacific Northwest cuisine and one of Oregon’s most beloved chefs. At her restaurants Lincoln and the more casual Sunshine Tavern, Louis strikes the ideal balance between rustic and refined with a less-is-more approach…  Read More

MN Food Truck Fair

Minnesota Food Truck Fair It’s that time of year again, so get out of the house, soak up some rays and head to the Minnesota Food Truck Fair in Uptown for great food and live music. Now in its third year, they’ve really expanded the festival with dozens of trucks offering cuisines from all over…  Read More

5 Questions: Brady Lowe

Heritage Hog Renaissance As the founder of the pork-centric culinary competition Cochon 555, Brady Lowe is on a mission to remind us what true pork tastes like. In each of the 10 cities on the annual tour, Cochon 555 showcases five chefs, five heritage breed pigs and five winemakers to promote breed diversity and whole animal…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Jenny Buccos & ProjectExplorer

Jenny Buccos & ProjectExplorer Global Awareness ProjectExplorer.org creator Jenny Buccos joins Andrew & Molly to talk travel, education, and bringing the world closer together. Plus, Andrew gets mad about the word “authenticity” and Molly goes DIY. Read: Make an Awesome Outdoor Bench for $80 (Hey Eleanor) Watch: ProjectExplorer.org at 10: Inspiration, Innovation, and Impact (ProjectExplorer.org) Donate:…  Read More

5 Questions: David Kinch

Genius Culinary Innovation David Kinch, chef/proprietor of Manresa in Los Gatos, California, creates some of the most exciting food in America. After working in Europe, Japan and New York, the James Beard award-winning chef moved to the West Coast and opened his flagship restaurant in 2002. Four years later, Kinch famously entered into a partnership…  Read More

What Everyone Ought to Know About Knives

Knife Care 101 Every chef says the same thing, “If I had to pick one tool I couldn’t live without, it’d have to be my knife.”  Guess what, it’s a cliché… but it’s true. When it comes to gadgetry, I am all about the latest and greatest new phone, tablet, watch and camera. But in…  Read More

Things I Learned At the James Beard Foundation Awards

#JBFA Every year a new crop of Bizarre Foods alums win Journalism and Media awards. This year Tim Byres led the charge for his book Smoke. Buy it. It’s a great one. Amy Thielen is loved by all, she cleaned up this year and her son Hank and husband Aaron were by her side all weekend.…  Read More

James Beard Foundation Awards 2014

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! I had a fantastic weekend at the James Beard Foundation Awards in NYC, the nation’s most prestigious awards ceremony honoring professionals in the food and beverage biz. Winners of the Foundation’s annual Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards were presented on May 2, at Gotham Hall in New York City, during a…  Read More

Only in Minnesota

#OnlyinMN I’m constantly traveling around the world, but there is no place I would rather be than my home state, Minnesota. What makes the land of 10,000 lakes so great? Check out just some of my favorites things to do only in Minnesota. MINNESOTA STATE FAIR I love the Minnesota State Fair so much that I try…  Read More

5 Questions: Jamie Bissonnette

Nose-to-Tail Icon Chef Jamie Bissonnette gained notoriety for his soulful food, innovative style and pork proficiency at his Boston restaurants, Coppa and Toro. Last fall, Bissonnette brought his incredible tapas menu to Manhattan when he opened a second Toro with business partner and fellow empire builder Ken Oringer. As we predicted, New Yorkers are just as infatuated as Bostonians with…  Read More

David Lebovitz’s Top Picks for Paris

Our Favorite American in Paris A veteran pastry chef who spent more than a decade working at Chez Panisse before moving to Paris and launching a wildly successful blog, David Lebovitz is our go-to guru for Parisian food and cooking. He’s written several cookbooks, including The Perfect Scoop, his best-selling guide to homemade ice cream,…  Read More

Six Cancun Restaurants That Don’t Suck

Spring Break Recommendations By Molly Mogren This spring breaker’s paradise is known for its foam parties, American chain restaurants and all-inclusive hotels. However, this city is finally growing up, with fantastic dining options to match. If you’re looking to dine on something other than a bloomin’ onion at Outback, hit up any of these excellent…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: James Beard Awards Nominations with Providence Cicero

JBA Nominations with Providence Cicero And the nominees are… The nominees for the James Beard Awards were announced this week. Providence Cicero, the chair of James Beard Restaurant & Chef Awards committee joins Andrew & Molly to talk about the process of picking winners. Andrew & Molly give their predictions for this year’s awards. Plus,…  Read More

2014 JBF Award Nominees

Congrats to the Nominees! Yesterday, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 JBF awards. Congratulations to all of the nominees, what a talented pool of culinary greatness. If you didn’t catch the nominee announcement, the full list is below. The winners for the Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards will be announced at…  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

5 Questions: Marc Escobosa

Exploring FoodieTV FoodieTV, the latest iOS app from Glam Media (creators of foodie.com and Foodie Recipes), offers a curated collection of short-form videos with engaging food and travel content, from guided walks through Beijing’s best street food and step-by-step recipes to spotlights on chefs and independent cheesemakers. We chat with Marc Escobosa, VP of product management…  Read More

5 Questions: Ivan Orkin

For the Love of Ramen Ivan Orkin’s path to culinary greatness is somewhat like folklore. A Jewish guy from Long Island falls in love with Japanese culture and cuisine, marries a Japanese woman and moves to Tokyo. In 2007, he opens a ramen shop as a gaijin (foreigner) in a city where residents are passionately…  Read More

5 Questions: Andy Ticer & Michael Hudman

Memphis on the Rise As born and bred Memphians who grew up in large Italian families, it only makes sense that chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman cook a soulful fusion of Southern and Italian cuisines at their restaurants Hog & Hominy and Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen. This happy mash-up has garnered lots of rave…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Rat

Oh, Rats! I have eaten quite a few rats in my day, and I’m here to tell you they are pretty darn tasty. Bush and pack rats of several species in Arizona, jungle rats of several types in Ecuador and Suriname, Royal rats (gibnuts) in Belize, cane rats in Uganda, rice rats in Thailand, a giant…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Honeymoons & Cancun

Honeymoons & Cancun Globetrotters Andrew calls in from Lima, Peru, to fill us in on his travels. Molly tells us about her trip to Cancun including some of her culinary finds. Plus, they discuss honeymoons. Questions We want to include your listener questions in upcoming podcasts. If you want to ask Andrew & Molly a…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Tarantulas

Eight-Legged Treats Of all the foods I have eaten in my lifetime, the tarantula strikes me as one of the strangest from a psychological standpoint. We are pre-conditioned in this country to think of these fuzzy insects as scary and poisonous, belonging on Halloween decorations, not dinner plates. But they taste great, reminding me of…  Read More