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 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 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.

Wednesday
Mar 1
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 18

St. Croix, USVI: Bull's Feet in Paradise

A blend of diverse ethnic backgrounds and can-do spirit, Crucian culture has a flavor all its own, and Andrew gets a taste of all this tropical paradise has to offer, from bullfoot soup to conch roti.

Monday
Mar 13
12pm | 11c
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 7, Episode 2

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Roasted Rodents & Stone Soup

Andrew heads to Croatia, an Eastern European kingdom straight out of a storybook. An up-and-coming tourist hotspot, Andrew still finds ancient tastes from roasted dormice and giant offal kebabs to baked rooster and grilled frog.

Tuesday
May 23
12am | 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
Jun 5
9pm | 8c
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 1

Lewis and Clark Trail

Andrew Zimmern experiences the bountiful cuisine of the Pacific Northwest while retracing the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. He samples Pacific lampreys, forages for edible barnacles and harvests sea salt on this culinary adventure.

Monday
Jul 3
2pm | 1c
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 4, Episode 7

Hungary

Bizarre Foods goes to Hungary to get a mix of the old and new when it comes to food and culture. Andrew has an outdoor feast with a family of Romani gypsies, and dines with a top chef that puts a modern twist on traditional favorites.

Monday
Jul 24
5pm | 4c
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
Jul 24
6pm | 5c
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 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
Jul 24
9pm | 8c
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.

Monday
Jul 24
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.

Tuesday
Jul 25
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.

Tuesday
Jul 25
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 8

Denver

Denver may be a modern city, but Andrew finds out that you can still get a taste of the Wild West in the food! Whether it's deep fried Rocky Mountain oysters in a biker bar, pheasant cooked over an open flame, or ant larvae beignets in a fine restaurant, Denver is a goldmine of flavors from both yesterday and today!

Tuesday
Jul 25
9am | 8c
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 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
Jul 25
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 2

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Roasted Rodents & Stone Soup

Andrew heads to Croatia, an Eastern European kingdom straight out of a storybook. An up-and-coming tourist hotspot, Andrew still finds ancient tastes from roasted dormice and giant offal kebabs to baked rooster and grilled frog.

Tuesday
Jul 25
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 9

Northern California

Andrew Zimmern visits Northern California where people are reinventing sustainable living. From hunting doves to developing strange new flavors for jelly beans to training sheep to eat weeds at local vineyards, people in this part of the country have a unique way of looking at how to get the food they eat.

Tuesday
Jul 25
7pm | 6c
Season 10, Episode 2

Cowboy Life in Texas

Andrew Zimmern saddles up for life as a Texas cowboy. From barbacoa made with the centuries-old traditions of vaqueros to fried and funky snacks at the rodeo, Andrew eats farm-fresh, meaty cuisine.

Tuesday
Jul 25
9pm | 8c

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