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.

Bizarre Foods

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 2, Episode 17

Sicily, Italy

Renée Restivo, of Soul of Sicily, guides Andrew around the Italian island, where the people think of themselves as Sicilian first and Italian second. The local cuisine thrives on unique flavors.

Wednesday
Jan 11
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 6

United Kingdom

Haggis, neeps and tatties, cockles and whelks -- it's either the start of a unique nursery rhyme or a list of some of the more unusual foods Andrew experiences on his journey through the UK.

Friday
Jan 20
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 3

Philadelphia: Shad Cakes, Krak & Kishke

Andrew travels to Philadelphia, a city built on doing things their way - especially when it comes to food! From cheese-steak and shad cake to turkey neck and pig liver, Andrew discovers the secret to a good bite is Philly pride.

Wednesday
Mar 29
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 12

San Francisco

Ever tasted calf tongue from a food truck? Curious about what happens to the thrown out food from your favorite restaurants? Then join Andrew as he visits San Francisco, a city so well known for its counter-culture that even the food can make a political statement! From digging through dumpsters with activists fighting against waste and hunger, to learning how one couple is breeding bugs as a new protein source, to foraging in the wild of a city park to find fresh food to serve at a secret dinner served by an underground food movement, Andrew gets a taste of some alternative food sources that may cause you to question your next meal.

Monday
May 1
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
May 16
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 13

Cooking with Fire

In his travels around the world, Andrew has learned that many cultures still cook like their cavemen ancestors. All it takes is a flame, a pile of wood and an animal, and you've got dinner.

Tuesday
May 23
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 2

Ho Chi Minh City: Rat Hearts & Porcupine Parts

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.

Monday
Jun 5
10pm | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 13
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 32

Texas

Andrew Zimmern samples some of the most outrageous food creations at the Texas State Fair, including nitrogen frozen dessert, chocolate bacon and fried alligator. Andrew also gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchens at NASA to taste space food.

Wednesday
Jun 14
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 5

Road Tripping Route 66

Andrew Zimmern sets off on historic Route 66, where he tries ranch dressing soda, judges a calf fry cook-off and dines at some of the most iconic diners along the world-famous highway. He also eats quail stew, onion burgers and ox tail.

Tuesday
Jul 4
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 4

Shanghai

Andrew travels to Shanghai to snack on chicken hearts and snail shells. Whether he's tasting turtle cooked by a legend, helping out an ancient fishing family or downing a shot of snake bile, Andrew meets adventure mouth-first.

Monday
Jul 24
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

New Orleans

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.

Tuesday
Jul 25
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 7

Amsterdam: Squealing Eels & Stroopwafels

Andrew travels to Amsterdam for unique reinventions of traditional Dutch recipes.From invasive goose krokets and insect-filled nuggets to smoked local eel and hollow pig head, Andrew tastes the city's nonconformity in each bite!

Monday
Aug 7
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 7

Gulf Coast

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.

Monday
Aug 21
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 7

Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds

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.

Monday
Aug 21
2pm | 1c
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
Aug 21
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 4

Guatemala: Balls, Brains & Bull's Eyes

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.

Monday
Aug 21
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 11

Montreal

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.

Monday
Aug 21
5pm | 4c
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.

Monday
Aug 21
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 6

Daniel Boone's Wilderness Trail

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.

Monday
Aug 21
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 11

Houston: Blast and Cast

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.

Tuesday
Aug 22
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 2

New Jersey: Pigs Blood & Paprikash

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.

Tuesday
Aug 22
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 3

Nashville: Crane Meat and Pigeon Feet

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.

Tuesday
Aug 22
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 2

Senegal

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.

Tuesday
Aug 22
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 20

Hidden Los Angeles

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.

Tuesday
Aug 22
7pm | 6c
Season 10, Episode 4

Discovering Columbus

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.

Tuesday
Aug 22
9pm | 8c

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