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Andrew Zimmern Debuts Food Truck

Andrew Zimmern Debuts Food Truck

AZ Canteen, Andrew Zimmern’s foray back in the kitchen after a decade’s absence, has hit the road. The food truck made its debut Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair.

"After eating at hundreds of food trucks and street stalls around the world, and after creating several airport restaurant concepts with OTG including Minneapolis and New York City, it just hit me like a ton of bricks that instead of a booth at the Fair, we needed to have something more flexible and mobile. A food truck was a natural," says Zimmern.

Instead of the bizarre foods Zimmern is known for eating on his television shows, AZ Canteen will offer its own custom-blended Pat LaFrieda goat sausage and meats. The menu includes Andouille, oyster, and crab gumbo; crispy pork belly with green papaya salad, chiles, lime, and a fried egg; a cabrito (goat) butter burger with roasted tomatoes, charred onions, and pickles; cabrito sausage grinder with cabbage slaw; and griddled veal tongue on a toasted Parker roll with lemon, capers, arugula, and tonnato sauce.

“The debut was a smashing success. Goat is like soccer in America, everyone likes it but so few understand it. Today that all changed," said Zimmern. "The cabrito grinder, cabrito burger and the rest of our menu are widening the world of food choices for food-truck devotees. And they are loving it.”

Sweet treats include Izzy’s ice cream sandwiches and Nicaraguan dulce de leche shaved ice with "Loly's style" pound cake.

The truck, emblazoned with vintage travel stickers and suitcase decals designed by Spunk Design Machine, has built-in video monitors that showcase clips from Zimmern’s travels and is set up to allow Zimmern to Skype with people in line while he is traveling.

The truck is in the Twin Cities but is expected to travel nationally, following Zimmern to events and appearances. Fans can follow the truck on Twitter @AZCanteen, on Facebook, or on the AZ Canteen website for the truck’s location and hours.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.


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I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


I couldn’t be more proud to join Jonah Hill and the rest of the team to support Fuck Cancer.

Fuck Cancer is an incredible movement that is dedicated to educating people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer.

Join the movement and help Fuck Cancer win the Firefox Challenge. If we raise the most out of all of the fundraisers here, we’ll win a $50,000 donation from Mozilla Firefox that will go directly to Fuck Cancer.

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Here’s what you can do:

1. Donate No donation is too big or too small.

2. Join the team Create your own page. Tell your friends, your family and everybody else about Fuck Cancer.

3. Spread the word Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and wherever else you socialize.

I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


I couldn’t be more proud to join Jonah Hill and the rest of the team to support Fuck Cancer.

Fuck Cancer is an incredible movement that is dedicated to educating people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer.

Join the movement and help Fuck Cancer win the Firefox Challenge. If we raise the most out of all of the fundraisers here, we’ll win a $50,000 donation from Mozilla Firefox that will go directly to Fuck Cancer.

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Here’s what you can do:

1. Donate No donation is too big or too small.

2. Join the team Create your own page. Tell your friends, your family and everybody else about Fuck Cancer.

3. Spread the word Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and wherever else you socialize.

I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


I couldn’t be more proud to join Jonah Hill and the rest of the team to support Fuck Cancer.

Fuck Cancer is an incredible movement that is dedicated to educating people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer.

Join the movement and help Fuck Cancer win the Firefox Challenge. If we raise the most out of all of the fundraisers here, we’ll win a $50,000 donation from Mozilla Firefox that will go directly to Fuck Cancer.

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Here’s what you can do:

1. Donate No donation is too big or too small.

2. Join the team Create your own page. Tell your friends, your family and everybody else about Fuck Cancer.

3. Spread the word Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and wherever else you socialize.

I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


I couldn’t be more proud to join Jonah Hill and the rest of the team to support Fuck Cancer.

Fuck Cancer is an incredible movement that is dedicated to educating people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer.

Join the movement and help Fuck Cancer win the Firefox Challenge. If we raise the most out of all of the fundraisers here, we’ll win a $50,000 donation from Mozilla Firefox that will go directly to Fuck Cancer.

Let me fill you in on why Fuck Cancer is so awesome. Just last year, Fuck Cancer created approximately 1 billion educational resources, a new interactive website, and partnered up with organizations like Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine and Funny or Die to create campaigns geared toward activating Generation Y to find cancer when it’s most curable. In 2013, they’ll build tools and resources that support the emotional side of cancer, not just the physical. In order to do so, they need our help.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Donate No donation is too big or too small.

2. Join the team Create your own page. Tell your friends, your family and everybody else about Fuck Cancer.

3. Spread the word Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and wherever else you socialize.

I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


I couldn’t be more proud to join Jonah Hill and the rest of the team to support Fuck Cancer.

Fuck Cancer is an incredible movement that is dedicated to educating people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer.

Join the movement and help Fuck Cancer win the Firefox Challenge. If we raise the most out of all of the fundraisers here, we’ll win a $50,000 donation from Mozilla Firefox that will go directly to Fuck Cancer.

Let me fill you in on why Fuck Cancer is so awesome. Just last year, Fuck Cancer created approximately 1 billion educational resources, a new interactive website, and partnered up with organizations like Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine and Funny or Die to create campaigns geared toward activating Generation Y to find cancer when it’s most curable. In 2013, they’ll build tools and resources that support the emotional side of cancer, not just the physical. In order to do so, they need our help.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Donate No donation is too big or too small.

2. Join the team Create your own page. Tell your friends, your family and everybody else about Fuck Cancer.

3. Spread the word Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and wherever else you socialize.

I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


I couldn’t be more proud to join Jonah Hill and the rest of the team to support Fuck Cancer.

Fuck Cancer is an incredible movement that is dedicated to educating people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer.

Join the movement and help Fuck Cancer win the Firefox Challenge. If we raise the most out of all of the fundraisers here, we’ll win a $50,000 donation from Mozilla Firefox that will go directly to Fuck Cancer.

Let me fill you in on why Fuck Cancer is so awesome. Just last year, Fuck Cancer created approximately 1 billion educational resources, a new interactive website, and partnered up with organizations like Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine and Funny or Die to create campaigns geared toward activating Generation Y to find cancer when it’s most curable. In 2013, they’ll build tools and resources that support the emotional side of cancer, not just the physical. In order to do so, they need our help.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Donate No donation is too big or too small.

2. Join the team Create your own page. Tell your friends, your family and everybody else about Fuck Cancer.

3. Spread the word Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and wherever else you socialize.

I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


I couldn’t be more proud to join Jonah Hill and the rest of the team to support Fuck Cancer.

Fuck Cancer is an incredible movement that is dedicated to educating people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer.

Join the movement and help Fuck Cancer win the Firefox Challenge. If we raise the most out of all of the fundraisers here, we’ll win a $50,000 donation from Mozilla Firefox that will go directly to Fuck Cancer.

Let me fill you in on why Fuck Cancer is so awesome. Just last year, Fuck Cancer created approximately 1 billion educational resources, a new interactive website, and partnered up with organizations like Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine and Funny or Die to create campaigns geared toward activating Generation Y to find cancer when it’s most curable. In 2013, they’ll build tools and resources that support the emotional side of cancer, not just the physical. In order to do so, they need our help.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Donate No donation is too big or too small.

2. Join the team Create your own page. Tell your friends, your family and everybody else about Fuck Cancer.

3. Spread the word Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and wherever else you socialize.

I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


I couldn’t be more proud to join Jonah Hill and the rest of the team to support Fuck Cancer.

Fuck Cancer is an incredible movement that is dedicated to educating people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer.

Join the movement and help Fuck Cancer win the Firefox Challenge. If we raise the most out of all of the fundraisers here, we’ll win a $50,000 donation from Mozilla Firefox that will go directly to Fuck Cancer.

Let me fill you in on why Fuck Cancer is so awesome. Just last year, Fuck Cancer created approximately 1 billion educational resources, a new interactive website, and partnered up with organizations like Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine and Funny or Die to create campaigns geared toward activating Generation Y to find cancer when it’s most curable. In 2013, they’ll build tools and resources that support the emotional side of cancer, not just the physical. In order to do so, they need our help.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Donate No donation is too big or too small.

2. Join the team Create your own page. Tell your friends, your family and everybody else about Fuck Cancer.

3. Spread the word Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and wherever else you socialize.

I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


I couldn’t be more proud to join Jonah Hill and the rest of the team to support Fuck Cancer.

Fuck Cancer is an incredible movement that is dedicated to educating people about early detection, prevention and communication of cancer.

Join the movement and help Fuck Cancer win the Firefox Challenge. If we raise the most out of all of the fundraisers here, we’ll win a $50,000 donation from Mozilla Firefox that will go directly to Fuck Cancer.

Let me fill you in on why Fuck Cancer is so awesome. Just last year, Fuck Cancer created approximately 1 billion educational resources, a new interactive website, and partnered up with organizations like Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine and Funny or Die to create campaigns geared toward activating Generation Y to find cancer when it’s most curable. In 2013, they’ll build tools and resources that support the emotional side of cancer, not just the physical. In order to do so, they need our help.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Donate No donation is too big or too small.

2. Join the team Create your own page. Tell your friends, your family and everybody else about Fuck Cancer.

3. Spread the word Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and wherever else you socialize.

I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes to donors. Here is what you will get if you donate:

$500 or more: Personalized signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods and a Bizarre Foods Asia DVD.

$1000 or more: Personal thank you via Skype from me, Andrew Zimmern.

$5000 or more: Two (2) tickets to my food truck event at the next New York City Wine & Food Festival, plus a VIP backstage meet & greet. Information on this year’s event here.


Watch the video: Bizarre foods not even Andrew Zimmern Could Finish (January 2022).