Food Paradise: Best Buns

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Andrew takes on Chicago where he uncovers some of the best food in the world. 960 1280

  

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Andrew and the production crew shoot a scene in front of the tomb of John the Baptist's head for the Syria episode of Bizarre Foods. 960 1280

  

Andrew milks a sheep in the desert outside Palmyra, Syria. 960 1280

  

Greek cookbook author Diane Kochilas invites Andrew into her home to show off some of her legendary cooking skills. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eats with Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. at the historic Henry Antes house in Perkiomenville, PA. The group was founded in 1964 to preserve folk culture of the Pennsylvania Germans, the area's earliest settlers. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern adds the key ingredient, a pig's head, to a boiling cauldron of scrapple in White Haven, PA. 960 1280

  

'These cheesy straw hats worn by gondoliers are an irresistible tourist trinket even for me.' ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'I love Venetian seafood, especially when it's raw!' ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Photographer Adrian Danciu takes a moment to take in the beautiful landscape in Lapland, Finland. 960 1280

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Andrew digs into a pot of seal meat with on Hailuoto Island, located off the northern coast of Finland. 960 1280

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Andrew and his guide Rachel Raj pick up some fresh challah bread at Carimama Pizzazo in Hungary. 960 1280

  

Andrew dances in the rain with his new Roma friends in Paszab, a rural village in Hungary. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern and his Jewish Quarter guide Rachel Raj discuss Jewish bread pudding. 960 1280

  

Andrew observes how local fishermen on Lake Balaton net large Busa carp. 960 1280

  

'My guide, Edison, explains some of the fascinating Himba rituals in Madagascar.' ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'This is the backyard kitchen of a 'Smiley Den' in the Katatura slum of Namibia -- where the food is pretty hardcore.' ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

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Bazurto Market in Cartagena, Colombia

Bazurto Market in Cartagena, Colombia

Boiling meat with yucca in the Bazurto Market in Cartagena, Colombia. 960 1280

  

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

The view from the Spanish colonial old city of the new skyline of Cartagena, Colombia, across the bay. 960 1280

  

Palenqueras in Cartagena, Colombia

Palenqueras in Cartagena, Colombia

Women who roam the beaches of Cartagena, Colombia, selling fruits and treats are called “palenqueras.” 960 1280

  

A classic beach lunch

A classic beach lunch

A classic beach lunch of fried fresh fish and rice at Kiosko el Bony, a popular food stand on the beach in Cartagena. 960 1280

  

Deep-fried bunuelos

Deep-fried bunuelos

Deep-fried bunuelos are home-cooked, sweet dumplings made with yucca sold by grandmothers on the streets of Granada, Nicaragua. 960 1280

  

Colombian heartthrob Juan del Mar

Colombian heartthrob Juan del Mar

Colombian heartthrob Juan del Mar tastes shaved ice with tamarind juice on the beach in Cartagena. 960 1280

  

Vigoron in Granada, Nicaragua

Vigoron in Granada, Nicaragua

Boiled yucca topped with fried pork skin and cabbage, in a classic dish called “vigoron,” is a delicious street eat in Granada, Nicaragua. 960 1280

  

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Nestled at the foot of the towering Andes, Chile’s capital city of Santiago is full of great street eats. 960 1280

  

A woman selling acaraje dumplings

A woman selling acaraje dumplings

A woman selling acaraje dumplings stuffed with shrimp on the streets of Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. 960 1280

  

Dragon fruit in Sao Paolo

Dragon fruit in Sao Paolo

The beautiful dragon fruit at the farmers' market in Sao Paulo. 960 1280

  

The magnificent architecture of Mexico City

The magnificent architecture of Mexico City

The magnificent architecture of Mexico City makes for a stunning backdrop while taking a stroll for street eats. 960 1280

  

A taco made with fried gusanos

A taco made with fried gusanos

A taco made with fried gusanos, or tequila worms, at the San Juan Market in Mexico City. 960 1280

  

A frog smoothie in Lima

A frog smoothie in Lima

A smoothie with an amphibious twist -- there's a frog blended into this concoction, which is sold as a healthy drink at markets in Lima, Peru. 960 1280

  

On the streets of Lima

On the streets of Lima

Chinese influence can be found in the street eats of Lima. 960 1280

  

Ceviche made from white fish

Ceviche made from white fish

Ceviche made from white fish marinated in lime juice is one of Peru's most-loved dishes, and it can be found all over the streets of Lima. 960 1280

  

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black bean soup

black bean soup

Year-round, but especially during the cold winter months, black bean soup is a must. El Azteca in Fort Wayne, IN, has been called “one of the best.” And when available as the soup of the day, we’d recommend Shanty Grille in Ellicott City, MD, and Back Porch restaurant on Ocracoke Island, NC. 960 1280

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butternut squash soup

butternut squash soup

A spicy, hearty and creamy butternut squash soup is always good. Next time you’re in Park City, UT, whether visiting family and friends, attending the Sundance Film Festival or having a ski adventure, hop over to Good Karma for their butternut squash soup. 960 1280

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minestrone soup

minestrone soup

A classic: minestrone soup. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones traveling to Indianapolis for the 2012 Super Bowl, head over to Iaria’s Italian Restaurant. Their traditional pasta dinners are all served with homemade minestrone soup and garden salad. 960 1280

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pumpkin soup

pumpkin soup

As soon as October is over, everyone’s mind jumps to Thanksgiving. And on a cold fall night, what better way to cap it off than with pumpkin soup? Next time you’re in Portland, OR, head over to The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar where they serve a 4-course feast during Thanksgiving, which includes pumpkin soup as the starter. 960 1280

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beef stew

beef stew

New England is no stranger to cold winter months, and when we need to warm up with a cup or bowl of beef stew, we head over to the New England Soup Factory in Brookline and Newton, MA. 960 1280

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meatball

meatball

Mmm… mamma mia! We love Italian meatball soup, especially made by Italians. Outside of Buffalo, NY, is Ilio DiPaolo’s. The DiPaolo family has been serving its customers authentic Italian cuisine since 1965. Buon appetito! 960 1280

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White bean soup

White bean soup

White bean soup is another classic, and Little Havana in NYC serves their soup with spicy Spanish chorizos. 960 1280

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gumbo stew

gumbo stew

Some would say that a trip to New Orleans isn’t complete until you’ve had gumbo and visited Cochon restaurant -- and they happen to make a mean gumbo. Delicious! 960 1280

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gazpacho

gazpacho

On warm days a classic gazpacho is almost necessary. In the city of brotherly love -- Philadelphia -- the authentic Spanish tapas restaurant Amada serves the tomato-based soup. 960 1280

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chicken noodle soup

chicken noodle soup

Who doesn’t love chicken noodle soup? Get this … Asian restaurants have reportedly perfected the art of making free-range chicken noodle soup (pho ga). So the next time you’re in San Francisco, head over to Hai Ky Mi Gia and try their take on chicken noodle soup. 960 1280

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tomato soup

tomato soup

A delicious tomato soup is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. At Campanile restaurant in Los Angeles, they serve a delicious and hearty tomato soup. And the best part is, their organic produce is provided by local farmers. 960 1280

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shrimp creole

shrimp creole

To get an authentic taste of New Orleans’ cuisine, in this case shrimp Creole, you don’t always have to visit the Big Easy. If you happen to be in Las Vegas, head over to Lola’s where the atmosphere is "100 percent New Orleans." 960 1280

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Chicken Tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla soup

Need some spice in your life? What about this delicious chicken tortilla soup. In Austin, TX, Mesa Rosa is a favorite when craving the rich chicken stock with chunks of celery, carrots, corn and chicken garnished with avocado and Monterey Jack cheese. 960 1280

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potato bacon soup

potato bacon soup

Craving comfort food? You can’t go wrong with this rich and creamy potato bacon soup. At Conor O’Neills, order their take on the tradition with their potato leek soup, served with homemade Irish soda bread and butter. Conor’s has 2 locations: Ann Arbor, MI, and Boulder, CO. 960 1280

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cheddar brocolli soup

cheddar brocolli soup

Our final soup classic is broccoli and cheese. Everything tastes better with cheese, don’t you think? With 6 locations in Texas, Hoffbrau Steaks serves a creamy broccoli cheese jalapeno soup. Mmm … 960 1280

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chili

chili

Whether it’s served with or without beans, chili warms the heart and belly. Another American classic restaurant is Ben’s Chili Bowl, a Washington, DC, institution since 1958. The beef-filled, house-made chili sauce is delicious by itself or served as a decadent french-fry topping. 960 1280

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chowder

chowder

For a classic New England clam chowder, visit an American classic -- Union Oyster House in Boston -- America’s oldest restaurant, established in 1826. 960 1280

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Jethro's BBQ

Jethro's BBQ

Guests at Jethro's BBQ in Des Moines, IA, engage in the Adam Emmenecker Challenge. Those who scarf down the 5-lb. sandwich in less than 15 minutes join Jethro's Wall of Fame. 960 1280

  

Jethro's BBQ

Jethro's BBQ

Jethro's BBQ award-winning wings are smoked over oak and hickory wood for 2 hours before they are flash-fried for 15 seconds, giving them a crispy, hot taste. 960 1280

  

Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ

Located in the heart of Driftwood, TX, The Salt Lick is a meat eater's retreat for lip-smacking, rib-sticking and finger-licking barbecue. 960 1280

  

Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ

People come from all over the country to enjoy The Salt Lick's famed barbecue. 960 1280

  

Salt Lick BBQ

Salt Lick BBQ

The Salt Lick's sear-it, smoke-it and slow-cook-it tradition began in 1857 with owner Scott Roberts' great-grandparents Bettie and James Howard. 960 1280

  

barbecue

barbecue

In some parts of the country, barbecue meat has a dry rub. But in Texas, if you are going to have barbecue, you are going to get "sauced." 960 1280

  

Gus's Fried Chicken

Gus's Fried Chicken

At Gus's Fried Chicken in Memphis, TN, the batter is really thin and spicy so the skin gets really crispy, making it a little bit different from most fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Gus's Fried Chicken

Gus's Fried Chicken

This Memphis institution has been serving fried chicken since Gus's father Napoleon Vanderbilt opened the original restaurant more than half a century ago. 960 1280

  

Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

One of America's Manliest Restaurants, Keens Steakhouse in NYC, is a throwback restaurant set against a Victorian backdrop with more than 125 years of history. 960 1280

  

Keens Restaurant in New York

Keens Restaurant in New York

This meaty mecca with mammoth proportions oozes masculinity. 960 1280

  

Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

People ranging from Albert Einstein to Theodore Roosevelt would come to Keens Steakhouse and have a pipe with dinner. 960 1280