Badia Spices Teams Up With Award-Winning TV Personality and Chef Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern and Badia Spices

Badia Spices has teamed up with four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality and chef Andrew Zimmern. Badia Spices’ products will be featured and used by Zimmern in his all-new online cooking series, AZ Cooks, available at

Host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, chef Andrew Zimmern has explored culture through food in more than 170 countries. His new digital series, AZ Cooks, is for the food lover and home chef who want to master culinary classics. Zimmern is sharing cooking techniques and recipes inspired by his travels and experiences in the professional kitchen, demystifying essential dishes and ingredients from cultures around the world.

Zimmern will highlight Badia Spices in some of his favorite recipes, from New Orleans-style shrimp remoulade to Hainanese chicken rice. Using his travels as inspiration, Zimmern teaches viewers how to master dishes from culinary genres around the world in pursuit of culinary literacy. What sets these videos apart in the ever-saturated world of online cooking videos is not only Zimmern’s personal twist on global classics but the appeal to multi-generational social media users who love food and want to improve their cooking.

“It’s a pleasure to partner with chef Andrew Zimmern. His passion and approach to learning and exploring the culinary world, makes him a true foodie,” said Joseph “Pepe” Badia, President of Badia Spices.

“With my new digital series, I’m committed to broadening the viewers’ knowledge about cultures and their food traditions from every corner of the globe. I’m passionate about sharing my experiences, passing on lessons I’ve learned from years in the professional kitchen and decades traveling the world mouth first,” says Zimmern. “Mastering these essential recipes and techniques starts with having the right ingredients in your kitchen. From crystallized ginger and dried ancho chiles to everyday basics like sea salt and peppercorns, Badia Spices offers everything you need to stock your pantry at a reasonable price without sacrificing the integrity of the products.”

Zimmern approaches recipes as a learning opportunity, making unusual ingredients accessible to the everyday cook. Full recipes and videos are available when you visit or

For more information on AZ Cooks and Badia Spices:

  • Follow Andrew Zimmern on Instagram @chefaz and Facebook and Twitter @andrewzimmern
  • Follow Badia Spices on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @badiaspices

Established in 1967 by Jose Badia, Badia Spices, Incorporated is one of today’s leading family-owned Hispanic food companies. Badia manufactures, packages, and distributes spices, seasoning blends, marinades, sauces, teas, health items and other products to more than 70 countries around the world. Badia Spices is proud to offer organic and gluten-free products. The company is Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certified, an auditing program recognized around the world as being one of the most rigorous and credible in food safety. Across the board, whether consumers purchase products through retail outlets, food distributors or the foodservice industry, Badia is committed to offering the highest quality at the best price. For more information, go to

Andrew Zimmern, a four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the culinary world. As the creator, executive producer, and host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew has explored cultures in more than 170 countries, promoting impactful ways to think about, create and live with food. The 200th episode of Bizarre Foods premiered Oct. 19, 2015. His newest series The Zimmern List will premiere on the Travel Channel in spring 2018. Andrew has written three books and is the co-founder of Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen at Target Field and US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. More at

Media Inquiries for Badia Spices:
Rixys Alfonso, CauseMo Marketing

Source: ​​Badia Spices


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Established in 1967 by Jose Badia, Badia Spices, Incorporated is one of today's leading family-owned Hispanic food companies.