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 →
Changing the Way We Think About Food Devoted to celebrating, nurturing and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage, the James Beard Foundation is very dear to me. The JBF fosters thought leadership, provides scholarships for culinary students, and sets the bar for culinary excellence with the annual James Beard Awards. And this video sums it all… Read More →
The Andrew Zimmern Collection at CHEFS Catalog For the past 30 years, I’ve traveled the world experiencing culture through food, and I’ve taken a lot of notes. I’ve seen fantastic food, great technique, but most importantly some incredible equipment. So I’ve partnered with my friends at CHEFS Catalog to bring you a collection of global… Read More →
What’s in the box? Molly Mogren and I find out what is in today’s box. Hint: it’s not Whole30 approved. Spoiler Alert Check out Cultured Organic!
Let’s strikeout ALS! Thanks to Don Link and Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon, my friends at SCOTTeVEST, and Rafferty Kugler for nominating me for the #ALSicebucketchallenge. I accept and have also donated $500 to the ALS Association. I would like to nominate Michael Voltaggio, Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff of Big Gay Ice Cream (both coasts, you guys!),… Read More →
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All-Star Festivities In celebration of the MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Children’s Hospital chose 16 kids to form its own all-star team. It was a fantastic event, where the Children’s All-Stars signed autographs for sports and television celebrities, including actor James Denton, Wild player Zach Parise, Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers, and yours truly. The… Read More →
#TBT From the video vault, this is on one of my first demo reels when most of my on-camera experiences were my appearances on a local news station. We did a quick live product mention for a large appliance store. While Tim Sherno read the copy, I portrayed the lovely Mrs. Cleaver. It truly was… Read More →
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.
What’s in the Box? Find out what’s in the box (and my beauty secret). SPOILER ALERT Find out more about Kiehl’s.
What’s in the Box? There is something incredible inside of this box of the day. Find out what it is. SPOILER ALERT Find out more about Hampton Creek Foods.
Authentic Michoacán Cuisine Owned and operated by the Rojas family, Revolver Taco Lounge in Fort Worth serves some of best Michoacán food you can find outside of Mexico. As immigrants continue to arrive, open restaurants and sadly often over-adapt flavors to gringo palates, it becomes surprisingly difficult to find traditional and authentic Mexican food…even in Texas. Pride,… Read More →
A Nashville Staple You can’t talk about the Nashville food scene without mentioning hot chicken. This dish is to Nashville’s food what the Opry is to music, and a trip to Music City is incomplete without trying it. Here’s the run down: chicken pieces are marinated, usually in buttermilk, then dredged in a mix of… Read More →
#TBT Amazing…this was a show that I was working on with my pals Drew & Barbara, the production team at Twin Cities Public Television, and my friends at Cooks of Crocus Hill here in the Twin Cities. This is from 16 years ago. Another sizzle reel from the basement. What a mess I was on-camera,… Read More →
Charley Family Traditions In tonight’s premiere episode of the sixth season of Bizarre Foods America, I head to Alaska’s Copper River Valley to visit the Charley family, a group of Native Americans who live the traditional life of the Ahtna Tribe. In this far flung outpost of the great Alaskan wilderness, people survive by maintaining… Read More →
#TBT Over a decade ago I took almost every opportunity I could get to be on camera. In the end I gained a lot of experience and learned from a lot of mistakes. Some of the projects I worked on were real Ishtars. Here is an example. Enjoy this sizzle reel I shot for a country music video… Read More →
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 →
#TBT This week’s Throwback Thursday video comes from the year 1993. I was in Sarasota, Fla., for the annual Stone Crab Festival at The Colony Resort. At the closing party, a few of the chefs and I sang an awful version of “Soul Man,” the Sam & Dave classic, And, yes, that is hair on… Read More →
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 →
#TBT I recently cleaned out my basement and stumbled upon boxes filled with literally hundreds of VHS tapes. These are just too good not to share, so this is the first in a weekly series of Throwback Thursday videos. This clip comes from a video I made all the way back in 2001 called “Simply… Read More →
Vote Now! Food is an integral part of our individual lives and communal culture in America. I’m always fascinated to see what the public considers desirable and worthy of applause via this unparalleled online food awards program. The Munchies provides a unique opportunity to spark a national conversation about fantastic food and empowers the public to voice who is most deserving.… Read More →
Monday’s Mixed Bag By Andrew Zimmern AFAR, one of the best travel magazines out there, has launched new Travel Awards. Check it out if you ever intend to leave home this year. Speaking of leaving home, I am always asked about my obsessive use of my iPhone 24/7. I love being connected and many apps… Read More →
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 →
This Year’s Required Reading There have been too many wonderful cookbooks published in 2013 to mention, but here are 25 of my favorite. No matter what type of cook you consider yourself to be, these are cookbooks that should be in your library. From recipes for simple weeknight meals to authentic Asian dishes and impress-your-guests… Read More →
Welcome to the Future By Andrew Zimmern Apps and i-whatevers are old news in the venture capital meccas of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The big investment frontier is now food, and what’s going on out there is revolutionizing what we eat, how we eat and how it gets to us. Hampton Creek Foods is… Read More →
Waste Not, Want Not By Andrew Zimmern You have to check out a group I am working with out of Boston called Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Founded by my pal Ashley Stanley just a few years ago, this food-rescue operation has grown to a “fleet” of three vehicles. It just won Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good contest and… Read More →
Bizarre Foods: Thanksgiving Addition Alternative proteins are the future to our food safety and security here in America, so I think we should all get used to the idea of expanding what our idea of food is. People are accustomed to serving a nice roast or tenderloin for the holidays, but there is a lot… Read More →
The Intersection of Entrepreneurship & Food Hosted by Food Sol at Babson College, the third annual Babson Food Days (October 23-24, 2013) celebrated food “Entrepreneurship of All Kinds” with an assembly of food innovators, pioneers and leaders, including yours truly and my fellow Entrepreneur in Residence Gail Simmons. It’s a great event that seeds and… Read More →
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 →
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 →