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 1, Episode 11

San Diego

Andrew Zimmern is in San Diego, CA, for wild vegetables and wild animals, Andrew gets a taste of the unexpected -- whether it's foraging for food along the seashore, a traditional Aztec barbecue in a backyard, or feeding sea lions at the zoo.

Tuesday
Mar 14
11pm | 10c
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 0, Episode 1

Sensory Overload

Andrew Zimmern takes a look back at the foods that have sent his senses into overload, from those with a strong smell, strange taste or funky texture, to those that looked just plain weird or should never have been made in the first place!

Tuesday
Mar 28
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 11
6pm | 5c
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 0, Episode 37

Whole Hog

Andrew Zimmern celebrates the world's greatest edible animal by digging into every part. From year-old cured ham to deep-fried testicles and melts-in-your-mouth snout sandwiches, the hog provides unmatched versatility.

Tuesday
Apr 25
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 4

Dallas: Red Meat & Rattlesnakes

Andrew Zimmern explores the bold, traditional and unexpected flavors of Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. He samples cow head roasted underground, a Thai meal made with chicken feet, water bugs and goat meat stew.

Tuesday
May 30
7pm | 6c
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 4, Episode 6

Venice

Andrew visits the mystical city of Venice. He enjoys the food in the historic city while catching critters in the Lagoon, blowing Murano glass, and indulging in the best cicchetti in the world.

Monday
Jul 17
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 3

Philippines

Andrew Zimmern is off to the island nation of the Philippines, where he chows down on local favorites like balut, crickets, stuffed frogs and even live worms!

Monday
Jul 31
12pm | 11c
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 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
Aug 14
12pm | 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.

Wednesday
Aug 16
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 8

Cajun Country Trail

Andrew Zimmern heads south to explore Louisiana's Cajun country. From blood sausage to chewy ginger cakes, seafood gumbo to wild hog heart, Andrew finds that Cajun country is rife with edible resources and French-inspired recipes from the past.

Wednesday
Aug 16
6pm | 5c
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

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