Sam The Cooking Guy Bio | Wiki
Sam Zien, nicknamed Sam the Cooking Guy, is a Canadian television cook, YouTube personality, and a cookbook author based in San Diego, California. His career in tv started after leaving his job as an executive for a San Diego pharmaceutical company. In 2001, after a poorly timed effort to start a career in travel tv unfortunately derailed by the September 11 attacks, Sam changed his focus into a cooking show. He came up with his own test screening and distributed the tape to local San Diego tv stations.
Fox affiliate XETV-TDT in San Diego then offered him a 2 to 3-minute slot during its morning news program. That job was unpaid but that changed when Sam’s work won a Regional Emmy from the National Television Academy’s Pacific Southwest Chapter. In January 2005, Sam joined County Tv Network (CTN) in San Diego after he was offered a half-hour time slot on their station. His show Sam the Cooking Guy spread to other cities via an agreement with sister cable companies.
Sam’s work was recognized and won Regional Emmys as well as a book deal from John Wiley and Sons. His next break came from the Discovery Health Channel. Sam signed a deal to shoot the first season of a series named Just Grill This. The network was later purchased by the Oprah Winfrey Network and his contract was not renewed for a second season. In 2008, Sam appeared on NBC’s The Today Show in a segment along with Kathy Lee Gifford and Hota Kotb.
After being interrupted repeatedly during the first half of the segment, Sam spoke emphatically – “Please, can I talk? I watch the show every day, everybody has issues with a lot of chatter back here. Pay attention, one minute.” The clip of the segment appeared on YouTube after its airing and after few days it had more than 2,000,000 views. Most commenters were applauding Sam for his firm stance in the presence of the NBC hosts.
Sam The Cooking Guy Age
He was born on August 7, 1959, in Vancouver, Canada. Sam is 64 years old.
Sam The Cooking Guy Height
He is a man of average stature. Sam stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in ( Approx 1.73m).
Sam The Cooking Guy Family
He was born to his mother and father in Vancouver, Canada. However, Sam has maintained a very low profile about his parents and siblings.
Sam The Cooking Guy Wife
He is married to his dia wife called Kelly Zien. The couple wedded in 1992 and celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary in 2o21. Sam and Kelly share three sons together. The family also consists in addition, three dogs. An orange Labrador, and a Chinese Crested. Sam and one of his sons called Max are YouTube’s Culinary Dream Team.
Sam The Cooking Guy Knife
In his kitchen, Sam uses a Hollow-Edge Santoku Knife. The knife is Dynamic, modern lines, as well as user-friendly. Its features distinguish the Epicure series. It has a brilliant knife design
Sam The Cooking Guy Recipes
He has so many different recipes which he used to prepare different types of foods. In Sam’s RECIPE CATEGORIES. You can never miss Recipes With Video on how to prepare
Munchies, Soup, Pasta, Beverages, Salad, Desserts, Beef, Chicken, Vegetables, Fish and Seafood, Cool Stuff, No Category, Appetizers, and Main Dishes just to mention but a few.
Sam The Cooking Guy Restaurant
In July 2018, Sam launched his first restaurant which he named Not Not Tacos. He made the restaurant a casual dining establishment that featured his unique take on non-traditional tacos. The restaurant is located within the Little Italy Food Hall in the Little Italy area of downtown San Diego. in that restaurant, Sam serves tacos including Korean Short Rib, Pulled Pork with Macaroni and Cheese, Seared Salmon, as well as Meatloaf. In March 2020, Sam launched his second restaurant in the Little Italy Food Hall and named it Graze by Sam.
Sam The Cooking Guy Carne Asada
According to Sam, one must follow the simple steps he has outlined in order to make a Carne Asada. It is a Mexican dish that means”grilled meat,” one-inch-thick steaks are marinated in lime juice and then seasoned, grilled, and finally cut into thin strips. INGREDIENTS for making Carne Asada are 1 bunch cilantro (no stems) finely chopped, 3 large cloves of garlic, minced, 1 tablespoon cumin. 1 teaspoon light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon each Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, 1/2 cup neutral oil, zest, and juice of one lime, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 pounds skirt, flap or flank steak (I like skirt and flap), 1 medium tomato, diced small, 1/2 white or yellow onion, diced small, Street taco sized flour tortillas, and finally an Avocado Cream
Cooking steps are as follows: Frist, In a large bowl, you should mix cilantro, garlic, cumin, brown sugar, salt, pepper, oil, lime zest, juice, and soy. In the second step, you are supposed to mix well before putting the steak and the marinade into a large zippered bag. then zip shut, and squish around well so as to make sure steak is well covered. When you are through doing that, refrigerate for about four hours. After that, combine diced tomato and onion in a small bowl and set aside.
Then, heat the grill to high and grill steak for approximately 3 minutes until approx 130 degrees. The next step is to remove them from the grill, cover with foil and let rest for about 10 minutes before cutting them across again. Next, heat tortillas, add some avocado cream, the chopped carne, and then a little of the tomato/onion mix. The last step is to serve carne Asada.
Sam The Cooking Youtube
On May 23, 2011, Sam launched The Sam Livecast. It was an Internet cooking show which originated right from his home kitchen. There were three new episodes per week that feature food-related topics as well as other subject matters. After more than 200 live episodes, the production changed and switched to a live-to-tape format. After leaving the live-streamed format, Sam’s Livecast became a YouTube channel under a different name. It was now named Sam the Cooking Guy. The channel experienced a surge in subscribers and views. By December 2020, the channel had attracted almost two and a half million subscribers.
Sam The Cooking Guy Cookbook
I can’t cook.’ Sam hears that all the time. He believes that it is not that one can cook but only that one does not want to. Sam says that people have been wrecked by cooking shows which have millions of complicated steps as well as crazy ingredients. Ingredients one can never find or pronounce. That’s not how Sam wants to cook. He wants to eat well, but Sam doesn’t want it to take a year before he eats. So, his book talks about food big in taste but small in the effort. Just great-tasting stuff with no complicated techniques and no over-the-top ingredients. Everything comes from a regular supermarket. The book consists of a bunch of recipes one can easily be able to make and enjoy
Sam The Cooking Guy Grill
His Flip Grill was discontinued. It used to be a kitchen top electric, griddle appliance. The grill was manufactured by Aroma and one could contact them for parts. Currently, Sam uses an island and pergola that has a round Evo or flat top Grill, a Caliber Grill with a disappearing lid, as well as a Perlick under-counter ice maker and fridge. After so many requests his fans wanting to his backyard, Sam was forced to share some photos so that he could satisfy them.
Sam The Cooking Guy Enchiladas
Here are the ingredients one needs to make Enchiladas, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3 Poblano peppers, 1/2 onion, diced, 1 garlic clove, sliced, 1 cooked turkey thigh, diced, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup chicken broth, 6 white corn tortillas, and finally 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded.
Directions are simple; Preheat hot grill, keep it on for later too, Blacken poblano skins under a hot grill, wipe off skin with kitchen paper, de-seed, and dice, Preheat oil large skillet to medium heat, cook the onion for 2 minutes, add Poblano’s and garlic cook for 2 more minutes, add turkey to skillet, cook for 3 more minutes, Whisk cream and pumpkin, pour 1/2 of the mixture into a large ovenproof dish, Soak tortillas for 30 seconds in broth, Divide mixture into 6 tortillas evenly and roll, Sprinkle over the cheese and then evenly pour over the remaining sauce, finally, Grill for 10 minutes before serving
Sam The Cooking Guy Chicken Enchiladas
This is what you need while preparing chicken enchiladas; 3 cups shredded cooked chicken – one of those deli roasted chickens is perfect for this, 1 cup Salsa Verde (green salsa), 1-4 ounce can be chopped green chilies, 1-2 tablespoons chopped chipotles in sauce (more if you like it hotter), 8 – 8 inch flour tortillas, 1 cup chicken broth, 2 cups whipping cream, 1.5 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, and 1/4 cup fresh chopped green onions for garnish.
Cooking steps are as follows; Mix the first 4 ingredients in a bowl, Pour 1/2 the whipping cream in the bottom of a 9×13-baking dish, Pour chicken broth in a bowl and one by one submerge each flour tortilla, Place approximately 1/8 chicken mixture in each wet tortilla and roll up, Place all 8 side by side in the dish, sprinkle with cheese, and pour remaining whipping cream over the top, and finally Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Sam The Cooking Guy Salary
He earns his salary mainly from the shows he hosts on different tv channels and on Youtube channels. Sam’s average salary is $157,786 per year.
Sam The Cooking Guy Net Worth
His main source of wealth is his Youtube channel and also the restaurants he runs. Sam’s estimated net worth is $3.9 million.