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A Conversation with Andrew Zimmern

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Tuesday, we’re talking to global gourmand Andrew Zimmern. As the host of the TV program Bizarre Foods, he’s explored the culture and foods of more than 150 countries. The gimmick of his show, as he’s said, is a fat, white Jew from New York going around the world eating weird stuff. But he hopes that the strange stories he tells inspire people to “stop practicing contempt prior to investigation.” Zimmern is in Utah this week, and he’ll join us to discuss his life, travels, and love of food.

Andrew Zimmern is a three-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher. He’s the creator, executive producer, and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel. He also co-hosts, along with Molly Mogren, the food podcast Go Fork Yourself

On Tuesday, April 11, Andrew Zimmern is giving the keynote lecture in the Natural History Museum of Utah's 2017 Utah Lecture Series. That event is at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12; $6 with a University of Utah ID. DETAILS

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.