What's it really like to travel the country in search of the best regional eats? We went to the source himself. Check out Andrew's picks of his best personal shots while filming season 9 of Bizarre Foods, premiering Jan. 31.
Andrew Zimmern is dusting off his passport to crisscross the globe in search of the world's most bizarre foods.
Andrew Zimmern travels to Stockholm, Sweden, where the New Nordic movement celebrates putrefied herring and smoked sperm. Whether he's eating grated reindeer testicle or aged horse meat, trying super-Swedish spins on Vietnamese bahn mi and high-end hot dogs, fishing for oily Baltic herring or whisking goose blood soup, Andrew is schooled on the simplicity of Scandinavian culture.
Andrew Zimmern sinks his teeth into the foods that have sustained soldiers and civilians since the lean times of the Civil War and shaped a region's cuisine, from barbecued raccoon and squirrel stew to tooth-cracking hard tack.
Andrew hits one of our original colonies, Virginia, where plenty of surprises await. Among other delicacies he samples mystery snails, Brood II cicadas and the "other, other" red meat -- the Chesapeake cownose ray.
Andrew Zimmern travels to paradise in the Florida Keys. He heads out with a family to hunt and cook iguanas, competes in a fishing derby to tackle the lionfish invasion, and learns the art of Cuban cooking and cigar making from a master.
Take a road trip down the Blues Trail, and stop along the way to take in the music and the food that make up the unique flavor of the Mississippi Delta, from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS. Andrew samples Southern standbys and riffs on old favorites, like "redneck ramen" made with noodles and pigs ears.
Andrew heads to the coast in Lisbon, Portugal. He braves crashing surf to harvest barnacles from the rocky shore, feasts on mounds of mollusks at huge snail festival, and learns the secret to making the world's best canned fish.
Andrew Zimmern heads to Kazakhstan in the heart of central Asia. He hunts for rabbits with a golden eagle, suffers a blow while milking a horse and feasts on everything from sheep brains to smoked horse sausage.
Andrew Zimmern travels to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Hitting the city streets at night, he feasts on snails and duck tongues. On the outskirts of town, Andrew hunts for rice-field rats and gets a taste of farm-raised porcupine.
Andrew Zimmern travels to Mexico City to indulge in stewed pig knuckles in one of the city's most notorious barrios. Andrew also feasts on worms and ant eggs in the desert outside the metropolis, and travels though ancient canals to taste fish egg tamales.
Andrew returns to one of the most stimulating and abundant food cities in the all of the world'Bangkok. It's a food paradise for anyone with a hungry appetite, including great street foods, markets and restaurants.
Andrew Zimmern cruises up the most scenic highway in America on a seafood-sampling adventure. His journey takes him hagfish fishing in the Pacific, eating the slimy reproductive organs of sea urchins and foraging for juicy juicy mollusks.
Bizarre Foods America makes a trip to the Big Easy where the food and the culture are a mix of Southern traditions and modern influence. Andrew eats Cajun comfort foods like stuffed pig stomach and smoked raccoon served with a side of live jazz.
Andrew heads to Madrid, a city with an ever-changing culinary identity that continues to be shaped by the past. From organ omelets and an ancient pig slaughter to a Rolex made of duck liver, Spain is full of exciting flavors.
Andrew takes a slow drive across America's Gulf Coast in hopes of filling up on everything from pig guts to water rodents and raccoons. It's a journey filled with soul, seasoned with Cajun favorites and scooped up with a few servings of classic Creole creations.
Andrew Zimmern travels to the Faroe Islands, a mysterious Nordic wonderland. He dives into frigid waters for giant horse mussels, feasts on a fermented sheep's head and eats seagulls scooped from the ocean.
Andrew Zimmern uncovers what's cookin' in Brooklyn, NY. During his visit, Andrew samples grilled sea robin in Sheepshead Bay, tries kombucha bacteria pancakes in a defunct pharmaceutical warehouse, and eats a spleen sandwich in an Italian focacceria.
Andrew visits Guatemala, where ancient flavors are still alive in the food today. From fresh bull testicle ceviche at the market to a Sunday dinner with possum as the main dish, Andrew tastes rich heritage in every bite.
Andrew visits the multi-cultural city of Montreal and eats duck livers and horse-heart tartar. Andrew digs into the culture and traditional dishes that represent the city's heritage and modern chefs with food-forward ideas.
Andrew Zimmern goes to Cyprus to fill up on stuffed grape leaves and pork belly. From curdling goat milk to sampling sun-dried goat and the world's oldest cookie, Andrew savors the island's ancient edible legacy.
Andrew Zimmern samples Appalachian fare as he treks the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail. From fried, crispy peascakes and buttery buffalo bone marrow to ham cured and aged in pillowcases, Andrew searches for the flavors of the frontier.
Global culture and Texas tradition create bold flavors in Houston, where Andrew eats steer head at a tailgate party, duck organs in dirty rice from a "blast and cast" and goat in the Gandhi District.
Andrew Zimmern finds out that some amazing things are growing in America's Garden State. From Filipino favorites to an iconic local breakfast meat and a new breed of oyster, New Jersey is home to some surprising flavors.
Andrew Zimmern visits Nashville, where he gets a taste of the city's most iconic foods. From classics like hot chicken and dry ribs to grilled Sandhill crane, Andrew finds flavors both old and new in Music City USA.
Andrew journeys to Senegal for brain-like snails and charred beef ankle. Whether he's on a near-death fishing trip or dining with a local family over a whole roasted sheep, Andrew is immersed in West African culture.
Andrew learns that some of the best foods in Los Angeles are hiding in neighborhoods where outsiders rarely go! From pig head tamales in Watts to steamed chicken embryo in Long Beach, Andrew tastes it all.
Andrew Zimmern traces the path of Christopher Columbus' expedition across the Dominican Republic. From cow stomach stew with African roots to native Taino flatbreads, Andrew eats his way across the cultural evolution of Hispaniola.
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