Andrew Zimmern is the host of "Bizarre Foods America" on the Travel Channel.

Andrew Zimmern is a chef, food writer, teacher, and is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. He was recently presented the prestigious James Beard Award in the Outstanding Television Food Personality category for his work as host and consulting producer of Travel Channel's hit series, "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern." In the long-running series, he travels the world discovering and sharing the authentic cultural experience through food.

Born and raised in New York City, he attended the Dalton School and Vassar College. After graduation, Andrew contributed to several of New York's finest restaurants in an executive chef, general manager, or consultant capacity and lectured on restaurant management and design at The New School for Social Research. Zimmern is also a contributing editor and award-winning monthly columnist at Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and is also a senior editor at Delta Sky Magazine. He also covers the food world with his blog, Chow and Again on As a freelance journalist, his work has appeared in numerous national and international publications including Food Arts, Restaurant Business, Saveur, Gourmet, Disney Family Fun, Bon Appetit and in the Spring of 2011, Food and Wine Magazine. Andrew is also the author of The Bizarre Truth, published by Broadway Books/Random House in 2009, and launched a board game with Discovery Bay Games called, Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Game in the fall of 2010. He has several books slated for release in the coming year.

Bizarre Foods has received high praise from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside Magazine and other national publications. Andrew has been a featured guest on various popular national television shows such as NBC's "Today," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Live! With Regis and Kelly," "The Dr. Oz Show," "Access Hollywood," "Nightline" and E!'s "The Soup."

Andrew currently resides in Minnesota with his wife and son.

Andrew Zimmern Tours Queens on Bizarre Foods America
How to Make Andrew Zimmern's Ramen Noodles


How old is he? Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: 55 years old
Birthday: July 4, 1961
Birthplace: New York, NY
Current Residence: Minnesota
Wife: Rishia Zimmern

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