Andrew's 'Bizarre' Recipes

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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 5, Episode 3

Ireland: Ancient Bog Butter & Smoked Pigeon

Andrew Zimmern eats his way from Cork to Dublin, Ireland. He tries the ultimate smoked salmon, dines on pigeon smoked with bog oak,and eats one of his all-time most bizarre foods.

Friday
Jan 20
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 7

Stockholm

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.

Tuesday
Feb 14
4pm | 3c
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
Feb 20
9pm | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 21
6pm | 5c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 22
12am | 11c
Season 9, Episode 2

Great Lakes

From pork shoulder cooked underground to hearty pasties and whitefish plucked from the tumultuous Lake Superior, Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of the individualistic Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

Saturday
Mar 4
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 12

Miami

The blend of old world immigrants and new wave trendsetters are bringing a mix of flavors to Miami's multicultural cuisine. Andrew Zimmern samples roasted pig brains, salt cured fish eggs, and a fruit that feels like glass in the throat.

Sunday
Mar 5
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 4

Virginia: Cicadas & Cownose Rays

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.

Monday
Mar 13
1pm | 12c
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 gooseneck barnacles.

Sunday
Mar 19
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 12

Miami

The blend of old world immigrants and new wave trendsetters are bringing a mix of flavors to Miami's multicultural cuisine. Andrew Zimmern samples roasted pig brains, salt cured fish eggs, and a fruit that feels like glass in the throat.

Monday
Mar 20
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 2

Lisbon: Snails, Sardines & Barnacles

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.

Tuesday
Apr 4
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 7

Minnesota State Fair: Curds, Corn & Cracklins

Andrew Zimmern visits the Minnesota State Fair for some of the country's most kitschy and bizarre food. From fried pickles and chocolate to goats milk straight from the udder, Andrew explores what it takes to feed more than a million hungry fair goers.

Monday
Apr 17
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 7

Atlanta: Monkfish Liver and Goat Heart

Andrew Zimmern explores the "new South," Atlanta. He feasts on calf brains on toast at a gourmet pub, helps butcher a goat at a nearby farm, and gets a Korean scrub down with Margaret Cho.

Monday
Apr 17
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 25
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 8

San Francisco Bay: Cricket Cookies & Engineered Eggs

Andrew visits the San Francisco Bay Area, home to cutting-edge food ideas. From cookies made with crickets to lamb's head soup, Andrew discovers foods of the future, mixed with an interesting take on the past!

Tuesday
Apr 25
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 5

North Carolina

From hunting feral hogs to brewing ancestral pot likker soup to grilling ray with world-class chefs, Andrew experiences legendary Down East fellowship in every bite as he explores North Carolina.

Wednesday
Apr 26
3pm | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 26
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 2

Great Lakes

From pork shoulder cooked underground to hearty pasties and whitefish plucked from the tumultuous Lake Superior, Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of the individualistic Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

Wednesday
Apr 26
5pm | 4c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 26
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 12

Phuket

Andrew takes a tour of a tropical paradise and a favorite of travelers from around the world: Phuket. He ventures beyond the stunning beaches to discover the Thais who live in this part of the country embrace life on all levels and feast on all things.

Sunday
Apr 30
3pm | 2c
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.

Sunday
Apr 30
4pm | 3c
Season 7, Episode 6

Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos

Andrew travels south to Oaxaca, Mexico for tastes and traditions thousands of generations old. From winged ants and grilled intestines to grasshoppers and dried beef hearts, Andrew eats a path through Mexico's culinary capital.

Sunday
Apr 30
5pm | 4c
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 6, Episode 3

Kazakhstan: Hunting With Eagles & Milking Mares

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.

Monday
May 1
1pm | 12c
Season 8, Episode 7

Stockholm

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.

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

Paris Reborn: Cow Heads, Caves & Pig Parts

Andrew goes to one of the world's culinary capitals, Paris, France. He feasts on mushrooms harvested in underground caves, brines ham delivered to the presidential palace, and learns the dying art of aging artisanal French cheese.

Monday
May 1
3pm | 2c

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