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Mini Cinnamon Rolls at the Minnesota State Fair

The Story of Cinnie Smiths I always make a stop at Cinnie Smiths a priority. The cinnamon rolls are made in the booth from scratch right to order, with real butter, real cinnamon and real sugar. I’m getting hungry right now thinking about the gooey center of the warm cinnamon rolls, dipped in their homemade creamy…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Grilling with Fruitwood & Charcoal

Tips for Grilling with Fruitwood & Charcoal We received a lot of questions about using charcoal, wood chips and wood chunks. I prefer to use natural hardwood charcoal, lit in a charcoal chimney without lighter fluid. I use fruitwood, such as cherry or apple, when grilling or smoking chicken, fish or fruit. Soak wood chips…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Use Charcoal Chimneys

The Best Way to Start a Charcoal Grill Put down the lighter fluid. Using a chimney is the easiest and best way to light charcoal, without any toxic fumes or unpleasant flavors. All you need to do stuff some newspaper underneath the chimney, then fill it with natural hardwood charcoal. Light the paper in several…  Read More

Want to Have Lunch with Me? Share Your Best Food Experience!

#myZimmernList Needs Your Videos! Share your favorite food experience from a restaurant, food truck or picnic area for a chance to win a t-shirt and have lunch with Andrew Zimmern in his home city of Minneapolis. Scroll down to enter! My new show, The Zimmern List, premieres March 13 on Travel Channel and I couldn’t…  Read More

SOBEWFF: Andrew Zimmern or Baby Hippo??

Andrew Zimmern or Baby Hippo?? Madde Gibba hosts a lightning round of “Andrew Zimmern or Baby Hippo” with Anthony Bourdain, Aaron Sanchez and Michael Voltaggio at last year’s SOBEWFF. How well do you score? South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a premiere food and wine weekend raising millions for culinary scholarships and providing fans…  Read More

Behind-the-Scenes with Emeril Lagasse

BAM or Bamm Bamm? What does Emeril Lagasse have in common with Bamm Bamm from the Flintstones? Madde Gibba and I find out at last year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival. SOBEWFF is a premiere food and wine weekend raising millions for culinary scholarships and providing fans with an unparalleled experience. Here’s a glimpse…  Read More

Share Your Grandmother’s Best Recipe

CONTEST COMPLETE AZ Cooks Your Grandma’s Best Recipes Contest Share a favorite, original recipe from your Grandma’s collection for a chance to win a great prize pack, a shout-out from Andrew Zimmern, and have your recipe prepared on AZ Cooks. Scroll down to enter! My grandmother only cooked a few dozen dishes on a regular…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Chicken Lollipops

How to Make Chicken Lollipops Looking for a fun presentation for chicken wings or legs? Learn how to make chicken lollipops, an easy frenching technique where you scrape the meat away from the bone to create a lollipop shape. The chicken will be more succulent and easy to eat with its bone handle. Learn how…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Truss a Chicken

How to Truss a Chicken My digital series, AZ Cooks, is all about culinary literacy. I want to give you the tips, techniques and recipes you need to become a better cook—from demystifying essential dishes from cultures around the globe to teaching basic methods for peeling, chopping and preparing everyday ingredients. Learning to truss a…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Prep Ginger

What’s the easiest way to peel fresh ginger? The best tool for prepping ginger is something I guarantee you have in your kitchen cabinet: a spoon. Because the irregular-shaped root has thin, delicate skin, a spoon can easily scrape it away without much waste. It’s also much easier to get into all of the nooks and crannies…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Make Fresh Tomato Puree

The Easiest Way to Make Fresh Tomato Puree Here’s a great tip for making fresh tomato puree, all you need is a box grater and ripe tomatoes. Make a big batch when tomatoes are at their peak and freeze for use all year long.   Ready to cook? Try one of these recipes: Mussels Fra…  Read More

How to Make Whipped Cream

Make Whipped Cream from Scratch, It’s Easy Canned whipped cream doesn’t even compare to freshly whipped cream. It’s so easy to make, and in my opinion, the best way to top off my favorite dessert—key lime pie. Really, the only mistake you can make is over beating it and turning your cream into butter. When making whipped cream, it’s…  Read More

Sneak Preview of Driven by Food in Rio

Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food  kicks off in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, August 16 at 9|8c on Travel Channel. In the series premiere, I’m visiting the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro to experience it like a real carioca, tapping into three local cab drivers to get a true feel for this bustling, diverse metropolis.…  Read More

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Kansas City Competitive BBQ

Kansas City Competitive Barbecue Once known for its stockyards, Kansas City is still famous for its incredibly diverse barbecue scene. It’s a barbecue obsessed town, with dozens of restaurants serving amazing ribs, burnt ends, pulled pork and brisket. But I found that some of the best barbecue is in the backyard smokers getting ready for the competition circuit. Here,…  Read More

Google Talk: The Broken Food System

Fixing Our Broken Food System In April, I had the opportunity to speak at Google headquarters in New York City about an issue I’m very passionate about, the country’s broken food system. Eating well is a class issue in America, and we need to do something to change it. We need a real food system in this…  Read More

It’s time to change the tune.

For decades, big soda companies have spent billions of dollars trying to convince the world that soda equals happiness. Perhaps no other advertisement in history exemplifies that more than the iconic “Hilltop” ad, where singers on a hillside expressed their wish to “buy the world a Coke.” But the truth is, sugar drinks promote type 2…  Read More

Inside My Kitchen

Come On In! Ever wondered what kind of crazy stuff I have hidden in my cabinets? From Syrian honey, dry foraged seaweed and smuggled Chinese noodles to Heggies frozen pizza for my 10-year-old, here’s a peek at my fully-stocked kitchen.

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

TODAY: Um, Yum?

Unusual in the U.S.A. Watch as I share some of my favorite alternative proteins – grilled chicken heart with lemon and olive oil, veal tongue tonnato and budino made with pig’s blood and bittersweet chocolate – with TODAY anchors, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Matt Lauer and Carson Daly.  I’m a huge advocate of these types of…  Read More

Time for a Jewish Pope

If I were pope, I’d expand the Vatican’s dining options. New York Insider TV caught up with me at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival to ask who I’d like to see become the next pope. Here’s what I have to say:  http://bit.ly/13XvSc8

Time for a Jewish Pope

If I were pope, I’d expand the Vatican’s dining options. New York Insider TV caught up with me at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival to ask who I’d like to see become the next pope. Here’s what I have to say:  http://bit.ly/13XvSc8

Andrew’s Bizarre Freezer

Meat Inventory If you think I keep a stash of bizarre animal parts on hand, you are correct. Duck balls and tongues, cockscomb, sweetbreads and even a pig’s head could be in my freezer at any given moment. Where do I get these fantastic products? My friends at D’Artagnan keep me stocked. If you’re looking to…  Read More

Andrew’s Bizarre Freezer

Meat Inventory If you think I keep a stash of bizarre animal parts on hand, you are correct. Duck balls and tongues, cockscomb, sweetbreads and even a pig’s head could be in my freezer at any given moment. Where do I get these fantastic products? My friends at D’Artagnan keep me stocked. If you’re looking to…  Read More