Where’s Waldo? Where’s Andrew Zimmern? The Minneapolis-based celebrity chef often seems to be in many places at once.
Well, now you can find Zimmern sharing family dinners on his new cooking show on the Magnolia Network, a channel available through Discovery+, called Family Dinner. He will be visiting families across the country, exploring how cultural, regional, and historical facets of who we are influence what and how we eat. In the kitchen and at the dinner table, each family shares how they use food as a way of connecting to their culture and heritage.
This week, the local family Zimmern visits is none other than WCCO Radio’s dynamic star Sheletta Brundidge and her family in Cottage Grove.
“Funny part? I can’t cook!” Brundidge told me in an email. She isn’t the family cook for her four young children and father-in-law—that’s her husband, Shawn. In the episode, Shawn cooks up Creole dishes reflective of Louisiana roots while Brundidge and Zimmern crack jokes and play with her four kids, she says.
Aside from sharing recipe tips in this segment, the family dresses up, too. “We even do a Second Line dance at the end with Zimmern while we’re all wearing Mardi Gras masks and beads and waving white handkerchiefs in the air,” she says.
The episode is streaming now on the Magnolia Network via Discovery+.