Search Results

Searched for: all of us travel
Show only:   News   Pages   Show All

5 Questions: Candy Freeman & Lois Thielen

Minnesota’s Blue Ribbon Bakers When it comes to prize-winning cakes, cookies, muffins and breads, Candy Freeman and Lois Thielen are the women to beat. The Minnesota natives jumped into the competition baking circuit nearly 20 years ago, and have since won too many ribbons to keep track. This year, Freeman’s orange bundt cake won Grand…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Kopi Luwak

I’m Drinking What?! For those who seek a killer caffeine buzz, kopi luwak might be the Holy Grail. This Indonesian coffee is one of the rarest and most expensive beverages in the world. A pound of primo beans garners upwards of $500, and a single, thimble-sized cup of the brew can go for 10 bucks…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Judith Choate

Judith Choate Family Dinner Cookbook author extraordinaire Judith Choate joins Andrew & Molly on this week’s Go Fork Yourself to discuss bringing family meals back into the kitchen, how to make sure your Thanksgiving dinner is a success, and how to impress as a guest. Plus, Andrew & Molly reveal their travel philosophies. Find out more…  Read More

5 Questions: Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo

Kings of Dude Food As chef/owners of the widely acclaimed restaurants Animal and the seafood-centric Son of a Gun, Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo are anchors of the Los Angeles food scene. These rockstar chefs turned successful restaurateurs also recently opened Trois Mec with pop-up king Ludo Lefebvre, plus another project in the works. Dotolo…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Cow’s Blood

Mmm…Blood In many cultures, blood consumption plays an important role in a healthy lifestyle. Enthusiasts say the red stuff keeps you strong, and can even warm you up on a cool day. Chug a glass of blood and your body temperature will indeed rise a few degrees–seriously! Overcoming the psychological hurdles (not to mention the…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown Breaking the Fourth Wall Television host and world traveler Samantha Brown talks about her huge life change, being a television personality and her new project for Travel Channel. Plus, Andrew reveals his favorite way to get a truffle flavor without breaking the bank. Want to Learn More about Samantha? Check out samantha-brown.com Get…  Read More

5 Questions: Daniel Rose

Redefining Haute Cuisine in Paris Chicago-born chef Daniel Rose has made a big impression on Paris’ dining scene with his insanely popular restaurant Spring. Considered part of the bistronomy movement in Paris – where chefs have ditched the Michelin institution, ornate decor and 5-dollar-sign prices for bistros with high-quality food that won’t break the bank…  Read More

Andrew’s Minneapolis Tips

Biking in My Adopted Hometown So you want to spend a day in Minneapolis and you’re looking for something to do? My new hometown has got it all. Here in the Twin Cities, everyone bikes everywhere, and cycling around one of the city lakes is something that should not be missed. Don’t have a bike? You gotta…  Read More

5 Questions: David Lebovitz

Living the Sweet Life in Paris A veteran pastry chef who spent 13 years working for Alice Waters at Berkley’s famed Chez Panisse, David Lebovitz has written six cookbooks including the best-selling The Perfect Scoop and The Sweet Life in Paris (stay tuned for the upcoming My Paris Kitchen, due out in 2014). After choosing the expat life in Paris…  Read More

5 Questions: Jenn Louis

PDX’s Leading Lady She gained street cred from her placement on Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs list in 2012, a stint on the current season of Top Chef Masters and a couple James Beard nominations, but Jenn Louis’ incredible farmhouse fare need only be tasted to win you over. The chef/owner of two of…  Read More

My Hometown: Minneapolis

Minneapolis Is Where It’s At I’ve lived in Minneapolis for a couple decades now, and every year I find more and more reasons to love my adopted hometown. Beyond the incredible food scene, we have world-class museums, cool bikeable neighborhoods, great music, and idyllic city lakes. It’s the best place to live in the whole…  Read More

5 Questions: Jamie Malone

Devoted to Sustainable Seafood Jamie Malone prepares incredible seafood at Minneapolis’ acclaimed Sea Change, located on the Mississippi River in the contemporary Guthrie Theater complex. Her artfully curated menu showcases a variety of well-researched sustainable species, so delicious that Food & Wine recognized her on this year’s list of Best New Chefs. We chat with…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: On Location: Turf Club

On Location: Turf Club Surf & Turf Andrew & Molly belly up to the bar at Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., to record the podcast this week. They discuss the upcoming season of Appetite for Life, the ramen burger, Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants, and we get a lesson on fish anatomy. Links discussed on this…  Read More

Meat & Greet: Nok & Chuck- Episode Four

Meet Nok & Chuck Several years ago Chuck traveled to Thailand where he met Nok, a Thai-English translator. They fell in love, got married, and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they currently reside. In Thailand, Nok grew up learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes from her father. She’s been cooking ever since. Nok…  Read More

Meat & Greet: Nok & Chuck- Episode Three

Meet Nok & Chuck Several years ago Chuck traveled to Thailand where he met Nok, a Thai-English translator. They fell in love, got married, and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they currently reside. In Thailand, Nok grew up learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes from her father. She’s been cooking ever since. Nok…  Read More

Meat & Greet: Nok & Chuck- Episode Two

Meet Nok & Chuck Several years ago Chuck traveled to Thailand where he met Nok, a Thai-English translator. They fell in love, got married, and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they currently reside. In Thailand, Nok grew up learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes from her father. She’s been cooking ever since. Nok…  Read More

Meat & Greet: Nok & Chuck- Episode One

Meet Nok & Chuck Several years ago Chuck traveled to Thailand where he met Nok, a Thai-English translator. They fell in love, got married, and moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they currently reside. In Thailand, Nok grew up learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes from her father. She’s been cooking ever since. Nok…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Everything but the Kitchen Sink We’ve Got It Covered We cover it all on this week’s Go Fork Yourself. Andrew calls in from New York City and discusses his recent travels to Cleveland and New York. Molly goes on a road trip with “The Situation”? Plus, lab-grown burgers, MTV, and we take a couple of questions from the…  Read More

5 Questions: Naomi Duguid

Exploring the World Through Food Naomi Duguid is a culinary anthropologist, translating her cultural encounters abroad into stories, photographic essays and recipes for the adventurous cook. A writer, photographer, traveler and cook, Naomi has co-authored six award-winning books including Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through South-East Asia and Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Stories from…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Garlic Ice Cream

You scream. I scream. Ice cream? Bizarre? Let’s take care of the ground rules. Ice cream is a quintessentially frozen dessert treat made with dairy products. You love it. I love it. It takes an average of fifty licks to finish a single scoop of ice cream, unless you are my son, Noah. He’s a…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Twin Cities

Twin Cities Let’s cut to the cheese Andrew calls in from the road on this week’s Go Fork Yourself. Andrew and Molly talk about the hot weather, the real identity of Ruth Bourdain, and possibly the worst travel-recommendation article ever written. They let us know where visitors to the Twin Cities should really visit. Articles discussed on…  Read More

La Provence

A Taste of Provence in Cajun Country During the Bizarre Foods America Third Coast shoot, I loved hanging out with my buddy John Besh doing all things duck at La Provence, his acclaimed restaurant located just north of New Orleans on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. At this day-trip-worthy French eatery, Besh and chef Erick Loos…  Read More

Remembering Dorothy Levy

Celebrating the Life of an Amazing Woman Dorothy Levy passed away earlier this week, her obituary is here for those who want to see a sketch of what an incredible woman she was. To those who knew her, there is often a forgetful space, as there typically is for those who have been so accomplished…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Hot Dogs

Hot Dog! At lease several times a year the following passion play ensues. The Scene: I am with my son sitting in our seats at the Twins game at Target Field in Minneapolis. Fan: (walks up or down steps, eating a hot dog as he goes, notices us, and stops): Hey, you’re Andrew Zimmern. How do…  Read More

Shaanxi Gourmet

The Cuisine of Xi’an China’s Shaanxi Province is known for its terra cotta army, built in the 11th century B.C. in the city of Xi’an (one of the oldest cities in China), as well as for its lamb- and noodle-heavy cuisine. At Shaanxi Gourmet, just east of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, you’ll…  Read More

5 Questions: Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

Breaking New Ground When husband-and-wife team Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski opened State Bird Provisions at the end of 2011, they instantly garnered national recognition for their unique dim-sum-style service and outstanding globally-influenced cuisine. Since the restaurant’s debut, Bon Appetit chose it as America’s Best New Restaurant, Food & Wine magazine added chef Brioza to their…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Cuy

A.K.A. Guinea Pig My son was four years old and just wrapping up another year of preschool when Daddy came to visit the class. I walked in and a little girl began screaming, “Don’t eat Simon! He’s going to eat Simon!!!…AAARRGGGHHH!” Well, I didn’t that time. We keep this teeny little rodent as a pet,…  Read More

Bizarre Bites: Donkey

Hee-Haw From their big teeth to their stringy tails, little about a donkey looks appetizing to the American palate. In ancient Athens, only the poor would stoop to eating such a thing. At the turn of the 19th century, a Maltese food shortage caused starving residents to consume the protein out of necessity. As it…  Read More

5 Questions: Mindy Fox

Celebrating a Time-Honored Classic Mindy Fox, cookbook author, food writer and food editor at La Cucina Italiana magazine, shares her tips for the perfectly roasted chicken, ways to reinvent the iconic dish and her favorite picnic-ready recipes. AndrewZimmern.com: As the food editor of La Cucina Italiana and author of several cookbooks, you obviously have a…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Road Trip

Road Trip Fork on the Road Andrew and Molly are on the road on this week’s Go Fork Yourself. On a three-hour car ride to Iowa, they chat about road food, cars, GPS, and where you’ll find the cleanest pit stops. Questions We want to include your listener questions in upcoming podcasts. If you want…  Read More