Chef Andrew Zimmern films jambalaya cookoff in downtown Baton Rouge for new show

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:49pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods and award-winning television personality, chef and food critic Andrew Zimmern will be shooting a segment of his online MSN show Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern at Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and has chosen Capital Area United Way as the charity of record.

The segment will feature a cook off between the current and former world champion Jambalaya chefs, Tee Wayne Abshire and Carlos Braud, and sample plates of their famous Jambalaya will be sold for $5 with all proceeds donated to Capital Area United Way. Additionally, the downtown food trucks will be hosting their own “Cajun Food Truck Cook Off” with 10 percent of their revenue also being donated to Capital Area United Way. Log on to for more information.

This event is being produced in cooperation with Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern, The Visit Baton Rouge Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, The Downtown Development District, Baton Rouge Film Commission and Capital Area United Way.

Andrew is on a wider “Southern road trip for good,” lending a hand to people and communities in need throughout the South along the way. Viewers can learn more, and watch every episode of Appetite for Life, at Toyota Venza is the sponsor of the program and has teamed up with Microsoft Advertising to support Andrew’s charitable efforts in the south.

Yogether we’ve also pledged $10,000 to Feeding America food banks in the South and throughout the country. Appetite for Life: Southern Hospitality is the third season of the series, and will include a total of 20+ episodes.

The Baton Rouge episode will be released in March 2012 online at
Viewers can watch every full episode of Appetite for Life, including all of the Southern segments to date, at the URL above.

Fans can also follow along on Andrew’s road trip via Facebook and Twitter ( and


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