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About Andrew Zimmern

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Andrew Zimmern is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher and is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel's hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, he travels the globe, exploring food in its own terroir.

From world class restaurants to street carts and jungle markets, it's all about discovering and sharing the authentic experience. He also hosts the upcoming season of Bizarre Foods America, starting Jan. 23 at 10|9c.

In May 2010, Zimmern won the prestigious James Beard Award for ‘Outstanding Television Food Personality.’ He is a three-time Beard Award nominee. His online series, “Toyota’s Appetite for Life,” received an Effie in 2010. Bizarre Foods also took home two CableFax awards in 2009, one for “Best Television Program: Food,” another for “Best Online Extras” for Andrew’s Travel Channel web series, Bizarre Foods in the Kitchen.

Zimmern is a contributing editor at Food & Wine Magazine, an award-winning monthly columnist at Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and a senior editor at Delta Sky Magazine. As a freelance journalist, his work has appeared in numerous national and international publications.

Andrew has served as a corporate and product spokesperson for Target, Cascal, Pepto Bismol, Toyota and Travel Leaders. Andrew is the author of The Bizarre Truth, and Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food published by Broadway Books/Random House and has several books slated for release in this upcoming year, 2012.

Stay connected to Andrew on AndrewZimmern.com. Get regular updates and follow him on Twitter at @andrewzimmern and on Facebook.