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 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 33

Street Foods Worldwide

Andrew Zimmern explores global markets to find locals' favorite foods. From cow skin and chicken foot soup in Jamaica to Moroccan camel ribs and Panamanian iguana eggs, market foods always reflect the truest taste of a country.

Tuesday
Mar 7
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!

Wednesday
Apr 19
6pm | 5c
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.

Sunday
May 7
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 16

Rio de Janeiro

Andrew visits Rio de Janeiro to go beyond the sunny beaches, glitzy nightlife and carnival, to find out what the locals really eat in this seaside city. Andrew samples fast food in the favelas, high end avant-garde dining and more.

Wednesday
May 10
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 7

Chile

Andrew visits Chile, the world's longest country with some of the freshest food. He tries scrotum stew and braided cow intestines. Andrew also learns how important ranching and fishing is to small Chilean communities.

Monday
Jun 12
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 14

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a food lover’s nirvana and the center for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Can Andrew eat his way to good health while feeding his hunger for some of the city’s most iconic foods? The turtle jelly soup, snake bile, and seafood are so fresh!

Monday
Jun 26
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 27
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 2

Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern visits Washington, DC, for Salvadoran favorites, food trucks that feed hordes of hungry federal workers, and takes a trip back into history to taste what our forefathers ate. Whether it's a blackened snakehead sandwich made in a boat on the Potomac, peanut butter paired with foie gras, or Scrapple at a neighborhood grill known for its soul food, DC is a place where historical favorites and new innovations come together to create a variety of unexpected tastes.

Tuesday
Jun 27
7pm | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 5
6pm | 5c
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
Aug 7
12pm | 11c
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
Aug 7
4pm | 3c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 16
3pm | 2c
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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