Celebrity Interviews

Andrew Zimmern Passionately Speaks on Needing to Change How we Treat Each Other, Appreciating Other Cultures Food but not Their People & Goal of “Bizarre Foods”

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Chef Andrew Zimmern has traveled across the world bringing people together through food. Stopping by Sway in the Morning the Minnesota resident opens his interview talking to Sway about fishing on the 10,000 lakes Minnesota has to offer. As they speak on the Twin Cities Zimmern opens up about the cultural melting pot in his back yard.

Recently filming a pilot for a new show in Minneapolis. Zimmern speaks on joining an East African community for iftar, the meal eaten after sunset during Ramadan. He continues on about his hometown when asked about the killing of Philando Castile.

Speaking concisely and passionately Zimmern continues going back to the same point, people need to treat other people better. No matter their race or beliefs, everyone came into the world with a clean slate, something that many people often forget.

For a man who travels more than 1/3 of the year, Zimmern has experienced cultures all over the world. Once again he drives home a thoughtful point that relates back to his experience in food. We as a country love African food, Mexican food, so on and so forth. But, we still have a problem appreciating other parts of their culture.

Joking about being a fat white guy eating food across the world he gets serious again to share the ultimate goal of “Bizarre Foods” and that’s to preach patience and tolerance, getting to know how people in other parts of the world operate on a day to day basis.

Watch the full interview above to hear more gems dropped by Andrew Zimmern and keep up with him on Twitter @andrewzimmern.


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