Giveaway: Eyebobs Gift Certificate

 

It’s no secret that the biggest draws of this month’s Chefs & Champagne® New York will be tastings from more than 35 chefs, the constant popping of bottles of bubbly, and the picturesque setting of Wölffer Estate, our gracious hosts. Best of all, the good times will benefit the James Beard Foundation and our educational initiatives.

 

Even if you won’t be joining us in Sagaponack this year, there’s still a way to offer your support. As you may have already heard, our Chefs & Champagne honoree is the inimitable Andrew Zimmern, who’s fresh off of a 2013 Beard Award win for Outstanding Personality/Host. The Bizarre Foods star has partnered with eyebobs, a reading glasses company specializing in eyewear "for the irreverent and slightly jaded." Eyebobs and Andrew have created the quirky “Zimm” frames, which you can order... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Andrew Zimmern

 

What's on television personality Andrew Zimmern's mind? Find out on last week's episode of Taste Matters as he chats with JBF's Mitchell Davis about travel, taste, and gastronomy. Andrew Zimmern is the co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. A multiple JBF Award winner and the honoree at this year's Chefs & Champagne New York, Andrew discusses how small, remote pockets of the world have changed his perspective on culture and humanity, why he thinks walnuts are the most disgusting thing to eat, and the importance of travel. Listen below:

 

 

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Eating to the Extreme: How Broadening Your Culinary Horizons Can Help Improve Our Food System

Andrew Zimmern

This piece, written by JBF Award winner and television host Andrew Zimmern, originally appeared in the February/March 2012 issue of JBF Notes, the James Beard Foundation's member newsletter. Don't miss out on future articles; become a member today!

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Extreme cuisine. Oddities. Fear Factor food. These are terms I hear almost everywhere I go. They are whispered in the corners of rooms by squeamish skeptics who make me out to be some kind of culinary pervert.

Long before my show Bizarre Foods was ever conceptualized, I was excited about jungle markets and the amazing foods I found there. I had traveled a lot as a young child and knew that a tiny, whole-roasted piglet I encountered abroad tasted way better than the dry... Read more >

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Awards Watch: Media & Book Awards, in Photos

While we wait for things to get going at Lincoln Center, here are some photos from last night's Media & Book Awards at Espace: (Photos by Kent Miller)

JBF President Susan Ungaro poses for a photo with Kelly Choi, Andrew Zimmern, and friends

A row of reception cocktails

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Awards Watch: Broadcast Media Award Winners

We've just wrapped up the Broadcast Media Awards segment of the program—just in time for Karen DeMasco's white chocolate panna cotta with morello cherries and cherry sorbet. Highlight: a humbled and flattered Andrew Zimmern, upon accepting his award for TV Food Personality, gave a shout-out to Cookbook-Hall-of-Fame inductee Claudia Roden. "Claudia, you write about eyeballs and sheep testicles, and that's where I always like to start eating!" he declared. Here are the 2010 Broadcast Media Award winners: Audio Webcast or Radio Show: The Kojo Nnamdi Show Video Webcast: The Greenmarket: One Farmer’s Story, from seriouseats.com Television Segment: ABC News Nightline Television Show, On Location: Chefs A’ Field: King of Alaska Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location: French Food at Home with Laura Calder Television Special:

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