Go Fork Yourself with Andrew Zimmern and Molly Mogren

This week Andrew and Molly talk about Anthony Bourdain’s potty mouth, the new food and travel shows coming to your TV, and why America loves Italian food (and why Molly’s not on board).

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An update on the IKEA meatball scandal, the end of cupcakes, an American family farmer, and a food-lovers guide to Munich. All of this and more on this week’s Go Fork Yourself.

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It’s about time we talk about the most important meal of the day. This week Andrew and Molly cover all things breakfast on this week’s Go Fork Yourself. Plus, they discuss Ikea’s moose lasagna and the new common names for beef and pork at the grocery store.

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We cover a whole bunch of topics on this week’s Go Fork Yourself. First, Andrew and Molly discuss no-shows at restaurants and Red Medicine’s recent Twitter controversy. Then, they talk about AZ Canteen at Target Field, and the prices of ballpark foods. Finally, they go over Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2013.

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This week we welcome a special guest on Go Fork Yourself, Maureen from Traterra! Andrew, Molly & Maureen talk about one of Andrew’s favorite travel destinations, Vietnam. Then, they talk travel tips and what travel destinations are hot now.

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Crystal meth, foie gras and the James Beard awards! In this special episode of Go Fork Yourself, Andrew and Molly go through their predictions for this year’s Beard awards. Plus, Andrew reveals his English accent. 

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Andrew and Molly discuss this week’s big food news from the NYC soda ban to Adam Richman’s new NBC show. Then, find out where to eat and what to do on your next trip to New Orleans.

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This week Andrew and Molly discuss everyone’s favorite topic—pizza! They talk about the best pizza joints in the U.S., their favorite toppings, and whether or not deep dish is really pizza.

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Fresh off their trip to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Andrew and Molly recap the event and share their favorite memories from the weekend. Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on this year’s SOBEWFF on this week’s Go Fork Yourself.

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We’re celebrating our one-year anniversary here at Go Fork Yourself! Andrew calls in from L.A. to fill Molly in on his awesome food week. Plus, they discuss the challenge with sustainable seafood.

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Andrew calls into Food Works HQ from L.A. He and Molly talk about their favorite places to eat in the city of angels.  Plus, they discuss the Heart Attack Grill in  Las Vegas, and new studies that show a link between diabetes and diet sodas.

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Queens. Super Bowl. Valentine's Day. Patent trolls. Anderson Cooper. We cover it all on this week's Go Fork Yourself.

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On this week’s Go Fork Yourself, find out what Andrew serves on game day, who Andrew and Molly will be cheering for in the Super Bowl, and why Andrew is pro-Beyoncé. Plus, they talk about The Taste and the Yelp reviewer card.

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Andrew and Molly talk about the best airports in the U.S., and where to eat while you are waiting for a flight. Plus, they discuss food fraud, MasterChef for kids, and the new trend of restaurants banning photos at the dinner table.

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We’re back and ready for a brand new year of Go Fork Yourself. This week Andrew and Molly discuss Corby Kummer’s article in the February issue of Vanity Fair, Tyranny-It’s What’s for Dinner.

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This is part two of our 2012 wrap-up. Andrew and Molly talk about their favorite meals from this year, food trends they hope are going out the door in 2012, and trends they hope to see get big in 2013. 

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It’s been an exciting year here at Go Fork Yourself HQ. In this two-part episode, Andrew and Molly revisit their favorite food stories from 2012 and some of the best meals they had this year. Tune in next week for part two.

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Happy holidays from all of us at Go Fork Yourself! This week Andrew and Molly discuss holiday traditions, favorite Hanukkah and Christmas dishes, and holiday memories. Be sure to check out AndrewZimmern.com for great holiday recipes.

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Molly is back! But Andrew is in Kentucky hunting squirrels, so he takes a break to call into Food Works HQ to talk to Molly about her trip to Tanzania. Then, Molly invites her mom, Kirk, and her dad, Bruce, on the podcast to grill her on her trip. She talks about what to do and where to stay. Plus, Molly almost dies of embarrassment.

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While Molly is having adventures in Tanzania, Andrew is left alone with his thoughts. He rants about Yelp, and the Tony Bourdain v. Travel Channel bout. Then we have a very special appearance by fellow podcasters, The Mustache Rangers.

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Go Fork Yourself! Andrew and Molly discuss their favorite traditions, least favorite foods, and Andrew shares his tips and tricks for putting together the perfect Thanksgiving meal.  Get recipes on AndrewZimmern.com

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Andrew and Molly talk about Necco Wafers, The Moth, and walking dogs in Austin. Then, Molly chats with author Tim Ferriss about his new book, The Four-Hour Chef, which takes a look at rapid learning through the lens of cooking. 

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Andrew and Molly talk about staff meals and their importance to a restaurant’s success. Plus, Molly sits down with Doug Flicker of Piccolo in Minneapolis and Jody Eddy, co-author of Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants.

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Andrew and Molly recorded this week’s podcast in the midst of Hurricane Sandy in New York City. They talk about their experiences, what they’ve been up to, and how you can help those who are in need after the storm.

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Halloween is just around the corner, so Andrew and Molly discuss their favorite (and least favorite) candies. They also talk Door County, Disney, and Babson College. Plus, find out how to win a free signed copy of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, & Wonderful Foods.

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Andrew and Molly share their stories from NYCWFF. Plus we have 5 questions with Anne Burrell, Adam Richman, Doug Quint & Bryan Petroff, Kate Krader, & Dana Cowin.

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This week Andrew and Molly talk about the DC Capital Food Fight and television cooking competitions. Plus, Molly chats with MasterChef casting director (and former Big Brother contestant) Erika Landin.

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Andrew and Molly talk the impending pork shortage and why we should shift our concerns elsewhere. Then they give us the low down on what to do in Chicago. Plus, Andrew uses the phrase, “Fatty McTicklepants.”

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Sorry, Andrew's shoot went longer than scheduled and we weren't able to record the podcast this week. We'll be back next week with plenty to talk about! In the meantime, catch up on past episodes and  send us your preferences to info@andrewzimmern.com.

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Molly and Andrew talk flat tires, the Emmys, and the Celebrity Wife Swap of restaurants-- 21st Century Limited. Plus, we get to experience Molly’s first time shooting a gun and hitting a clay pigeon. 

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Andrew and Molly talk hunting on this week’s Go Fork Yourself. Andrew shares his recent experience hunting with a falcon and hawk, Molly talks about her next adventure and we get an update Next’s Kyoto menu.

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It’s back-to-school week, which means new teachers, new books and school lunches. Andrew and Molly discuss the state of school lunches in America and what needs to change. Plus, Molly talks with the director of Nutrition and Custodial Services at St. Paul Public schools and “Lunch-lady-in-chief” Jean Ronnei.  

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Andrew and Molly go on a field trip to the Minnesota State Fair. They talk fair food, butter queens and Ye Old Mill. This episode is filled with fun snippets from the fair including interviews with Martha Rossini Olson from Sweet Martha’s Cookies and Carla Wood from Carl’s Gizmo. 

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With the launch of Andrew's new food truck, AZ Canteen, Andrew and Molly discuss food trucks. Andrew calls in from Alaska (sorry for the poor sound quality, the reception was not great) to talk trucks, Florida, and bears, oh my! Then, Molly chats with our friends Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck and Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, which leads to maybe one of the greatest preferences to date: unicorns or rainbows?

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Get the inside scoop from Andrew and Molly on the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, the update on the California foie gras ban, and their two cents on the Huang v. Samuelsson issue. Plus, Andrew talks a bit about what he’ll be up to in Chicago. 

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Andrew teaches Molly the ins and outs of cooking great Chinese cuisine at home. On this week’s Go Fork Yourself, find out what every cook should have in their kitchen to make Chinese dishes, the most common mistake made by American cooks, and why grocery store soy sauce just won’t cut it.

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This week on Go Fork Yourself, Andrew and Molly talk the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, the Olympics, and the emergence of the celebrity chef in Hollywood. 

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Sorry, no new podcast this week due to scheduling issues, but Andrew and Molly will return, better than ever, on Friday, August 3.

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Andrew skypes in bright and early from Madison, Wisc., to tell Molly about his Midwestern travels, Molly talks about being kicked out of Lucia’s, and they discuss the upcoming season of Top Chef Masters.

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Go Fork Yourself is back after a weeklong hiatus. Andrew and Molly catch up on their lives, and then they talk Eater Young Guns and the new YouTube Channel, Hungry. Plus, Andrew raps. Yes, raps.

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Andrew skypes in from Washington D.C. this week to talk to Molly about Eddie Huang’s recent attack on Marcus Samuelsson of Harlem’s Red Rooster. They discuss race in the food world and why Huang should take a different direction.

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Andrew and Molly have a chat via Skype discussing their busy weeks. Molly talks about her seafood challenge and Andrew fills us in on the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.

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Andrew takes a break from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to call Molly at Food Works HQ. They talk True Blood, vegan meat, and seafood.

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The gang is back together in the Twin Cities. Andrew and Molly talk Anthony Bourdain’s move to network TV, the New York “Soda Prohibition” and Disney’s new nutrition standards. Plus, Andrew and Molly give us their favorite places to eat in New Orleans.

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This week it’s Molly who’s on the road. She calls in from Austin using Skype to talk with Andrew about whether it’s safe to travel to Mexico and Anthony Bourdain’s move to CNN. Plus, Andrew and Molly give their answers to last week’s Five Questions.

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Andrew calls in from Tijuana, Mexico via Skype to chat with Molly about traveling to Mexico and why, contrary to what the Twitterverse said, the Great Googa Mooga wasn’t the worst thing to ever happen. Plus, Five Questions from the Austin Food and Wine Festival.

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This week on Go Fork Yourself, we’ve got grilling on our minds at Food Works HQ. Molly outs Andrew for his texting addiction, they explain why meat glue isn’t as bad as it sounds, and Andrew shares his tips and tricks for the perfect burger.

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This week on Go Fork Yourself, Molly buys a house and Andrew wins a James Beard award. They discuss the award show, the winners, the losers and everything in between. 

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Fresh off their return from the Austin Food and Wine Festival, Andrew and Molly talk Austin eats, the art of losing, and the future ahead for meat eaters.

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Is Olympic swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale hairless? Why should you want to wait in line? What should you do with all your crop-share vegetables? Andrew and Molly answer all these questions and more on this week’s Go Fork Yourself.

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From Food Works HQ, Andrew and Molly discuss why they hate bed and breakfasts, rockin’ out with Sammy Hagar, and why our food system needs a safety overhaul.

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Andrew calls in from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico to tell Molly about his visit to the White House. They also talk baseball, stadium eats and how to really pronounce the word, “Mexico.”

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From Food Works Headquarters, Andrew and Molly talk bad service, foie gras and…feet? Plus, Andrew gives us the 411 on all of the new travel and food shows coming to a TV near you.

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After the hubbub brought up by an article written by Julia Moskin in the New York Times this week, Andrew and Molly talk about ghostwriting and what really happens when celebrity chefs write a book.

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Food Works HQ is buzzing with excitement after the announcement of the 2012 James Beard nominees. Andrew and Molly discuss who made the list (and who didn't).

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Andrew and Molly talk restaurant criticism this week from Food Works Headquarters. Find out what they have to say about Yelp, star reviews and this week’s biggest food newsmaker, Marilyn Hagerty of the Grand Forks Herald.

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BBQ

This week Andrew calls in from Clarksdale, Mississippi, to chat with Molly about Taco Bell, eye candy and one of our favorite topics at Food Works, barbecue. Plus, Molly interviews Aaron Franklin of Austin's Franklin Barbecue.

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This week on Go Fork Yourself, Andrew calls into Food Works HQ via Skype from his hotel room in Las Vegas. Andrew and Molly discuss their recent travels, the James Beard Award semi-finalists and what is better: a vacation hitting the slopes, or soaking up the sun.

Producer's Notes: The sound quality of the podcast is not at the level we would like here at Food Works. We are working on making improvements to better the listening experience. We apologize for any disruptions this might cause you, the listener. Thank you for your patience.

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On this week's Go Fork Yourself with Andrew Zimmern and Molly Mogren, it's our podcasting debut. From Food Works HQ, Andrew and Molly discuss Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, why Husk in South Carolina deserves more credit, and of course this week's topic, hotels.

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