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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

About the James Beard Foundation

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

Check Out My CHEFS Catalog Collection

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


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

Shop Andrew Zimmern

Hot-n-Fresh Out the Kitchen T-shirts, autographed books, one-of-a-kind hoodies, hats, travel gear and more now available on the brand-new Shop Andrew Zimmern. Check it out>>>   Andrew Zimmern Hollyhoodz Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen Baseball Hat Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen T-Shirt Autographed Copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide… Autographed Copy of The Bizarre Truth Barnyard-y T-Shirt (Men) Barnyard-y…  Read More

Children’s All-Stars

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

Behind the Scenes at Rock Your Taco

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.

Revolver Taco Lounge

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

Nashville’s Famous Hot Chicken

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

Bizarre Foods America: Alaska’s Copper River Valley

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

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

A Weekend in SOBE 2014

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

3rd Annual Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards

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

Food & Wine’s Chefs-in-Residence

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…  Read More

AZ’s Top Cookbooks of 2013

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

Babson Food Days 2013

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