On Tuesday, May 21, Children's welcomed celebrity chef, author and the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern to its Minneapolis hospital campus. The special visit was part of a broader partnership between Zimmern and Children's, focused on inspiring healthy eating for kids. Since February, Zimmern has been sharing a family-friendly recipe every other Wednesday on the Kids' Health Blog.
While he was at Children's, Zimmern, a James Beard Award winner, visited patients in their rooms, before appearing live on The Kids' Clubhouse, a live, interactive, call-in variety show which was broadcast to both of Children's hospitals campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul. From there, Zimmern sold and signed copies of his new book "Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods: An Intrepid Eater's Digest."
Throughout his visit, the AZ Canteen, Zimmern's food truck, served lunch to hungry patient families, employees and neighborhood residents.