Andrew's 'Bizarre' Recipes

Stews, Steaks and More

Get the skinny on Andrew Zimmern's custom recipes inspired by his American travels seen on Bizarre Foods

About the Show

Andrew Zimmern is dusting off his passport to crisscross the globe in search of the world's most bizarre foods.

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About the Host

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is a writer, TV personality, chef, and teacher. A New York City native, he began his formal culinary training at the age of 14, apprenticing with some of the greatest chefs in the world.

As the co-creator, host and contributing producer of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew travels the world, tasting the most unique, traditional fare he can find. From restaurants to jungle markets, it's all about discovering the authentic, immersive experience.
Season 4, Episode 18

Sardinia

Andrew visits Sardinia, an island where people still live on distinctive, traditional foods unlike anything Andrew has ever tasted before. He experiences the true flavor of this unique culture by tasting food, including cheese teeming with live maggots.

Tuesday
Feb 28
1pm | 12c
Season 0, Episode 8

Everything but the Squeal

From raw pig's blood in Bali and ground pig snouts, ears and tongues in Cleveland, OH, to cured pig legs in Sardinia and pig face bacon in Los Angeles, Andrew Zimmern recaps his favorite porcine finds.

Tuesday
Mar 14
9am | 8c
Season 0, Episode 11

From the Vault: Volume 2

Andrew Zimmern is back with another round of never-before-told-stories and behind-the-scene moments with the crew. From hot wings in Chicago to Muskrat pate in Detroit, Andrew reveals some of the foods that didn't make it into the show.

Tuesday
Mar 14
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 4

Civil War

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.

Saturday
Mar 25
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 15

Las Vegas

Andrew visits Las Vegas where everything -- especially the food -- is all about going to extremes, from a hamburger that costs $5,000 to a seafood restaurant that has Italian fish flown in every day.

Monday
Mar 27
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Twin Cities

It's Midwestern comfort food with a twist when Andrew makes the rounds to some of his favorite food spots in the Twin Cities, his adopted hometown.

Monday
Apr 3
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 5

Detroit

Andrew finds out if it is food that keeps Detroit’s motor running. Andrew visits Motown and gets revved up about tasting some of the city’s food, including iconic soul food and lamb brain sandwiches, in the heart of Arab America.

Monday
Apr 17
1pm | 12c
Season 8, Episode 6

The Bronx

In NYC's Bronx, Andrew samples otter soup and fresh coyote. From a local pork-slinging hero to Puerto Rican grandma-style gizzards to diving for dinner in Long Island Sound, Andrew uncovers the Bronx's strong, unique culture.

Monday
May 1
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 13

Hawaii

Andrew heads to Hawaii, going beyond the typical tourist destinations to sample authentic Hawaiian cuisine, including poi, octopus, wild boar organs and a local favorite: Spam.

Monday
May 8
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 13

Chengdu

Andrew visits Chengdu China, the epicenter of tongue-numbing, spicy Sichuan cuisine. Andrew finds out just how much heat he can stand by eating pig brains dunked in boiling chili oil, mind-blowing spicy rabbit heads and heart attack noodles.

Monday
May 8
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 8

Cyprus

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.

Wednesday
May 17
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 8

San Antonio: Brains, Balls & Blood

Andrew Zimmern travels to San Antonio, where a generation raised on Tex-Mex is redefining its signature Southern style. On ranches and in railcars, he samples calf balls, crickets and quail.

Monday
May 22
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 13

St. Louis: Pig Snouts & Paddlefish

Andrew wants you to meet him in St. Louis, as the song goes, and get a taste of this river city’s diverse neighborhoods, serving up iconic barbecue and rarer fare like pig snouts and paddlefish roe.

Tuesday
May 23
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 29

Eastern Australia

Andrew goes snorkeling and spear fishing and visits a farm where they "pamper" their cattle. He makes a stop at the Sydney Fish Market where he samples bizarre food he's never tasted before, including Balamain Bugs, Flathead Fish and Spanner Crabs.

Monday
May 29
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 9

Baja Mexico

Andrew explores the peninsula of Baja in Mexico - where the land is harsh, but the people and the food are out of this world! From street carts to high-end cuisine in Tijuana, Ensenada and La Paz, Andrew samples the best.

Monday
May 29
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 4

Greece

Andrew meets Greeks passionate about food in Athens and on the remote island of Kalymnos. He travels the country, tasting food rich in Greek history and culture. Andrew eats at the finest eateries and samples the best home-cooked meals.

Monday
May 29
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 17

Suriname

Andrew ventures into the remote rainforest of Suriname, where he encounters foods he's never seen before. Andrew visits 2 villages and takes hunting trek in the jungle sample the flavors of a few exotic animals, including a pingo and coconi.

Monday
May 29
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 3

Minnesota

Andrew takes viewers to the place he calls home: Minnesota. From sampling a deep-fried candy bar to eating the Scandinavian delicacy lutefisk, he shows us why Minnesota's traditional cuisine is far from ordinary.

Monday
May 29
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 5

Dubai: Carp, Camel and Cocoons

Andrew Zimmern heads to gleaming and gritty Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. He learns the secrets to milking camels, fermenting fish in the desert sun, making musical organ-meat mush, and finding manna from heaven at the spice market.

Monday
May 29
1pm | 12c
Season 8, Episode 1

Madrid

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.

Monday
May 29
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 4

Civil War

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.

Monday
May 29
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 4

Brooklyn: Schmaltz & Sea Robins

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.

Monday
May 29
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 6

Los Angeles: Spleen Soup and Sriracha

Andrew Zimmern pulls back the curtain on the LA food scene, sampling fried fish fins at a high-tech fish processor and learning the secret to the country's hottest hot sauce.

Monday
May 29
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 3

The Southern BBQ Trail

Andrew Zimmern eats his way through the Southern BBQ Trail. He eats dry-aged brisket in Atlanta, liver nip dumplings in South Carolina, raccoon hash in Hull, Georgia, and makes some new friends along the way.

Monday
May 29
6pm | 5c
Season 9, Episode 6

Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway

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.

Monday
May 29
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 1

Mexico City: Corn Smut & Ant Eggs

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.

Monday
May 29
9pm | 8c

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