Fan Mail: Bizarre Foods Rap

Eating Creepy, Crawlin’ Critters One of the highlights of my job is receiving fan mail. It’s so humbling and reminds me every day why I’m in this profession. Notes from fans come in all shapes and sizes, but this might be the most creative yet. From Boise, Idaho, this 74 year-old fan, known as MC Eddie, created…  Read More

My Kitchen Playlist

My Favorite Cooking Tunes Music is always playing when I’m in the kitchen. What I listen to varies, but the playlist I’m sharing today is my perfect catch-all for spending time behind the burners. It’s an eclectic mix of genres, of new and throwback tunes… Holly Williams to Talking Heads to The Jayhawks. Listen here or, if you…  Read More

AZ’s Road Trip on Spotify

Tunes for the Road If you’re driving cross country this summer, you’ll need a soundtrack for the ride. I put together a list of 60 of my favorite songs to listen to while heading down the highway from Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl”… …to Beastie Boys’ “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun.” Get the full…  Read More

My Favorite Album of All Time

Roxy Music – “This is Roxy Music” “It’s Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, and Phil Manzanera at their finest. Every note and every song links together effortlessly. It’s album perfection.” – Andrew Zimmern     For more, check out Thought Cataglog’s recent article “26 People On Their Favorite Album Of All Time”. Photo from