PARK CITY, UTAH - APRIL 02: Andrew Zimmern attends Operation Smile's 10th Annual Park City Ski Challenge Presented By The St. Regis Deer Valley & Deer Valley Resort at The St. Regis Deer Valley on April 02, 2022 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images for Operation Smile)
Food - Drink
Why Andrew Zimmern Wants You To Eat More Palestinian Food
Amidst his success in the culinary world, Andrew Zimmern also works with many national and international organizations, driving conversations around social justice and food. He believes that food is a religious unifier, and as a religious Jew, he sees Palestinian food as a way to educate others on the struggles of the Middle East.
Zimmern is all about getting people to eat the cultural cuisines they didn't grow up eating, and he told LifeHacker that "I want people to eat Palestinian food, because if you ate Palestinian food, you wouldn't demonize Palestinian people. And I'm a religious Jew, you know, this is the struggle.” He's also a huge fan of the cuisine all on its own.
Zimmern has devoted his career to encouraging the acceptance of different cultures through the exploration of their cuisines. He recommends trying Palestinian food from Levant, a region that spans the eastern Mediterranean coastline from Syria to modern-day Israel, and is home to countless delicious dishes.