Andrew Zimmern visits Northern California where people are reinventing sustainable living. From hunting doves to developing strange new flavors for jelly beans to training sheep to eat weeds at local vineyards, people in this part of the country have a unique way of looking at how to get the food they eat.
New York is the city that never sleeps. Andrew pulls the night shift to explore the hidden world that fuels the Big Apple. From eating goat brains at a cabby hangout to slurping blood clams at a fish market at 4 a.m., Andrew finds out why feeding hungry New Yorkers is an all-night job.
Beer, rebellion, soccer, Islam and fiery brandy stir modern Turkey. Although drinking is highly restricted, Turks drink defiantly and patriotically across the country, from bustling city streets to ancient islands. Jack Maxwell finds that every glass comes with a very big twist.
From Machu Picchu to the fiery capital of Lima, Peru serves up strange magic at every turn. Jack is in the Land of the Inca to discover the culture behind many of Peru’s most popular drinks, including canazo, a sugarcane liquor, and masato, a traditional Peruvian beverage also known as “spit beer.”
With more bars per capita than any other European country, Spain is just one big fiesta for Jack Maxwell. From tasting sherry in Andalusia to being introduced to Queimada, a flaming punch made with orujo, a 100-proof, wine-based spirit, in Galicia, Jack takes an intoxicating tour of Spain.
From soothing hops baths to Zirbenschnapps, a digestive pinecone schnapps, booze in Austria doubles as a medicinal method. Jack heads to downtown Franking to sip on one of Austria’s most famous drinks, visits a distillery in Upper Austria to taste the famous (and quite expensive) eau-de-vie, and much more.
The land is cold, but the people are warm and full of spirit — the kind of spirit you can drink! Icelanders stay toasty by sipping on their liquor, and Jack is more than willing to join in on the party. From fjallagrassa in the mountains to sipping beer in Hafnarfjordur, he attempts to drink his way across the Land of Fire and Ice.
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