Rob and I woke up early on Saturday to head to Pensacola Beach for “Taste of the Beach”, a food festival held right on the water. Over 20 restaurants set up in tents on the beach, selling small plates that sampled local favorites from their menu. Several restaurants also had cooking demonstrations throughout the day. When we read that Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods was coming to do a cooking demonstration, we knew we had to be there! Rob and I watch Bizarre Foods all the time, constantly adding new cities and countries to our wanderlust list!
When Andrew Zimmern finally came out, he did not disappoint. If I closed my eyes, I literally felt like I was just watching an episode of the show. His voice is exactly the same in person and he is just as funny. He made an heirloom tomato salad, a low country shrimp with sweet corn, and a savory cornbread-of course made in a skillet! He also had many compliments for southern cooking! He was extremely knowledge about, well, just about everything and it was just awesome to watch him cook. He makes everything look simply effortless!
After his demonstration, we had the opportunity to meet him and get a few autographs. As much as I begged him to come over and cook me dinner, he politely declined 😉