Andrew Zimmern

Andrew  Zimmern

Author, teacher, dining critic and columnist, Andrew Zimmern travels the world, cooking, eating and exploring food in its own terroir. He is the host, co-creator and consulting producer of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World. He hosts Travel Channel’s Dining with Death short format series, World’s Best Ballpark Foods and Best Places Ever. He is the host and co-creator of two web based series, the winner of the 2009 Cable Fax Best Food Show award for Bizarre Foods in the Kitchen and MSN’s Appetite For Life. For Zimmern, it’s all about discovering the authentic experience.

Zimmern is also the editor in chief of, a travel and dining magazine style website. He has authored columns for over a dozen popular magazines, is a frequent guest on all the talk shows, and in 2010 was honored as a James Beard Award nominee in the Best Television Personality category.

Zimmern is the author of The Bizarre Truth (Random House, Broadway Books 2009) and is a monthly columnist and senior editor at both Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and at Delta Sky Magazine. Andrew has served as Super Target's meal adventure guide, sharing his passion for ethnic foods with supermarket customers around the country.  From Procter and Gamble's Pepto-Bismol, to Travel Leaders (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel) and Elite Destination Homes, Zimmern has been and is a spokesperson for many recognizable brands and products.

Andrew Zimmern is a graduate of New York City’s The Dalton School and Vassar College and resides with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.