Bizarre Foods TV Host Andrew Zimmern to Speak at IUPUI
October 18, 2010
- Rich Schneider
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“Bizarre Foods” television host Andrew Zimmern will speak at IUPUI November 8. The TV personality, writer, chef, and teacher will talk about discovering bizarre foods and exploring worlds unseen by most tourists.
The public is welcome to attend the free lecture at 7 p.m. in Room 450 of the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Boulevard.
The presentation by Zimmern is part of the annual Efroymson Lectures on International Art, Culture and Heritage presented by the Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management in the IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. Zimmern’s presentation is also part of the Spirit and Place Festival, a collaborative community project managed by The Polis Center, part of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
A New York City native, Zimmern began his formal culinary training at the age of 14, apprenticing with some of the greatest chefs in the world. He received a TV Food Personality Award from the James Beard Foundation, the most prestigious recognition for professionals in the food and beverage industries.
Zimmern travels the world, cooking, eating and exploring food in its own territory. He is the host, co-creator and consulting producer of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” and Andrew Zimmern’s “Bizarre World.” From restaurants to jungle markets, it's all about discovering the authentic, immersive experience.
Zimmern will hold a book signing, sponsored by Barnes & Noble Bookstores, in the Campus Center Barnes & Noble Bookstore after his presentation.