The astute folk at Eater discovered that the Travel Channel's popular show Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern is now a board game. The goal of the "wild bluffing game" designed for kids 8 and older? To convince your opponents you know the most about odd food fodder from around the world. Seems like an interesting extension of the Zimmern brand. Since I do often catch the show, I think I'm going to have to check this out. What about you?
- Adventurous eater Andrew Zimmern discusses his past as a drug addict.
- Adventurous eater Andrew Zimmern discusses his past as a drug addict. — Eater
- Must make: In-N-Out's animal-style burger. — Serious Eats
- 10 reasons why genetically engineered foods should be labeled. — Huffington Post Food
- An inside look at the James Beard Foundation's party in honor of Martha Stewart. — Grub Street NY
- The story behind Chocomize, the customizable chocolate company created by a couple of 23-year-olds . — Eatocracy
- What to do when your waiter hates you. — Chow
- Kitchen yoga: food for body and soul. — The Epi-Log
- Five fun quotes from Frank Bruni. — Inside Scoop SF
- Barbara Fairchild, the editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit, talks about the magazine, the future of print, and more. — Feast NY
- Must make: inside-out grilled cheese sandwich.
- Must make: inside-out grilled cheese sandwich. — Food Wishes
- Learn the proper technique for shaved asparagus pizza. — Slice
- Slate is putting Cook's Illustrated and Food52's recipes to the test. — Slate
- How to make use of leftover pasta pieces. — The Atlantic
- Can Andrew Zimmern eat normal food? — Feast
- Some San Francisco chefs are fed up with diners' special requests.— Grub Street SF
- A brief history of the feud between Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. — Eater
- Love absinthe? Here's the traditional method for pouring it.— Huffington Post Food
- The right way to dine with dogs. — Chow
Much like the semifinalist announcement, the list of emcees for this year's James Beard Awards reads like a who's who of the culinary world. Yesterday, the foundation revealed that the awards show, which takes place May 3 in New York, will be hosted by none other than Hollywood culinary legend Wolfgang Puck, Food Network gadget geek Alton Brown, and Italian grande dame Lidia Bastianich. Top Chef Masters host Kelly Choi and daring TV diner Andrew Zimmern will host the Media & Book Awards Dinner in a ceremony held the night before. In the past, the James Beard Foundation has made some bizarre host choices like Kim Cattrall and Stanley Tucci, so this year's lineup seems much more in line with the culinary intentions of the event itself.
Plus, I think Alton would make a great, if eccentric, emcee. Who would you like to see host the Oscars of the food world?
Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern doesn't like Tyler Florence and he's not afraid to publicly express his disgust for the Food Network chef. Last week on his personal blog, Zimmern said in a discussion of Ryan Seacrest's reality show, Momma's Boys:
Monday’s episode featured the worlds least talented TV chef, Tyler Florence, once again churning out the questionable cooking advice and the leading the ladies through a menu of the Moms fave recipes. Watching Florence wolf down the food, stare and ogle every ass that strolled by his cutting board and play the role of local TV stud was high comedy of the highest order.
To find out what Florence had to say about ZImmern, read more
On tonight's episode of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern the host heads to Sicily where he is greeted by a variety of odd foods, including sardine meatballs, artichoke ice cream, and cow spleen sandwiches.
The spleen is boiled in a vat of fat before being topped with cheese and tucked inside two slices of bread. Although the word spleen sort of grosses me out, I'm adventurous and would love to try the sandwich. How about you?
Watch the video and let me know, would you eat a spleen sandwich?