'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend' on Netflix: How Andrew Zimmern went from homelessness to earning millions
The food writer and chef earned a bulk of his $14 million fortune as the co-creator, host, and consulting producer for the 'Bizarre Foods' series
Netflix is back with 'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend'. This is not just another cook-off but a massive battle between some of the most talented chefs in the world. It is a show where chefs will square off against each other to present some of the top dishes in their respective repertoires with the best and freshest ingredients.
The trailer offers a look at those battles that include secret ingredients and surprise challenges. The “GOAT” Masaharu Morimoto will be a guest judge along with Francis Lam, Nancy Silverton, Justin Willman, Danny Trejo, Lorena Garcia, Loni Love, and Wolfgang Puck. The series' main judges are Andrew Zimmern and Nilou Motamed.
How did Andrew Zimmerman become homeless?
The New York City actor was born in 1961 in a Jewish family and even began his formal culinary training at the age of 14. But, because of his uncontrollable addiction to drugs and alcohol, Zimmerman became homeless for about one year. During this period, he survived by stealing purses from cafes and selling the contents in it. However, life took a turn for the better when he later gained wide acclaim during his four-and-a-half-year tenure as executive chef of Café Un Deux Trois in Minneapolis's Foshay Tower.
What is Andrew Zimmerman famous for?
His TV shows 'Chowhounds', 'The Andrew Zimmern Show', and 'Food Court With Andrew Zimmern' achieved wide popularity in the Twin Cities. Zimmern has been a guest chef at many national charity events, food festivals, and galas, including Food and Wine Magazine's Aspen Festival, the Twin Cities Food and Wine Experience, and the James Beard House in New York City. Andrew wrote a book in 2009 of his collection of his food and travel stories from around the world called 'The Bizarre Truth: How I Walked out the Door Mouth First ... and Came Back Shaking My Head'. Andrew also lends his name to a stand named Andrew Zimmern's Canteen at Target Field and U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How did Andrew Zimmerman increase his net worth to $14 million?
As the American TV personality and chef Andrew Zimmern is all set to be the series judge on 'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend', fans are curious about his 'rags to riches' story. The food-writer's net worth is $14 million, which he made being a co-creator, host, and consulting producer on several hit Travel Channel television series like 'Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern', 'Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World', and 'Bizarre Foods America', along with other shows. Zimmerman earned $35,000 per episode for 'Bizzare Foods' that focused on regional cuisines from around the world, typically perceived as being disgusting or bizzare.
What is the latest news about Andrew Zimmern?
Andrew recently renovated the whole structure of his home. The 3,600-square-foot abode is now imbued with a subtle Japanese-Scandinavian aesthetic. The highlight of his home is the kitchen. The kitchen has Gaggenau appliances, including four ovens. The cabinets are of a sleek, light-colored Puustelli with maximum storage. The centerpiece is the 15-foot red oak island, which is customized with a slot for his favorite cutting board and drawers designed for his knife collection. This is the highlight of his humble abode.
'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend' releases on 15th June, 2022 exclusively on Netflix. Watch the trailer here: