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Every traveler wants to try a crepe in Paris, gelato in Florence, Italy, or a po'boy in New Orleans. But how many really know where those dishes came from or how they are made? Andrew Zimmern digs into the not-to-be-missed legendary foods that define a location.

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 16

Dubai

Andrew Zimmern unveils the diverse delicacies of ultra-modern Dubai like marinated meat kababs, an Egyptian dish with roots to an ancient past and halwa, a rosewater-flavored sweet known as a symbol of the region.

Tuesday
Mar 14
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Seattle

Andrew discovers Seattle's iconic foods including Dungeness crab and teriyaki.

Monday
Apr 10
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 3

Twin Cities

Walleye, bundt cake and the Jucy Lucy are on tap for Andrew in the Twin Cities.

Sunday
Apr 23
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 20

Copenhagen

Andrew Zimmern explores classic Danish dishes in the city of Copenhagen. From seafood prepared in the New Nordic style to classics like marinated crown herring and pan-fried meatballs, he finds that Copenhagen is bursting with unique flavors.

Wednesday
Apr 26
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Mexico City

Mexico City has the most people of any city in the western hemisphere, and they all love to eat! Home to some of the best street food on earth, Andrew Zimmern explores tasty traditions like barbacoa, chicharrone and huarache.

Wednesday
May 10
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Memphis

Andrew uncovers the edible icons of Memphis from BBQ ribs to the Elvis sandwich.

Wednesday
May 10
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 2

Philadelphia

Andrew turns to Philadelphia for iconic meals demanding to be loved. From cheese steak to water ice to 'scrapple,' this town's famous flavors and historic recipes will knock out your taste buds.

Tuesday
May 23
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 7

Portland, ME

From lobster roll sandwiches and fresh East Coast oysters to Italian sandwiches and whoopie pies, Andrew Zimmern shows that the seaside city of Portland, Maine, is loaded with classic New England fare.

Tuesday
Jun 13
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 21

Venice

Andrew Zimmern highlights the culinary treasures of Venice, Italy, including paper-thin cuts of beef Carpaccio, espresso-soaked tiramisu and cuttlefish stewed in its own ink.

Tuesday
Jun 20
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

Helsinki

From raucous crayfish boils and snackable fish to lean reindeer meat and hearty porridge pies, Andrew Zimmern highlights traditional dishes from Helsinki, Finland.

Tuesday
Jul 11
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 21

Venice

Andrew Zimmern highlights the culinary treasures of Venice, Italy, including paper-thin cuts of beef Carpaccio, espresso-soaked tiramisu and cuttlefish stewed in its own ink.

Tuesday
Jul 18
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 5

Chiang Mai

Andrew Zimmern reveals the most iconic foods of Chiang Mai, Thailand. From coconut curry soup to a signature sausage with pork and chile paste, fish roasted in banana leaves to minced pork salad, the northern city has a regional cuisine unlike any other, boasting salty and bitter flavors, fresh vegetables and thriving rice crops.

Wednesday
Sep 20
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 1

Chengdu

From the blistering "Hot Pot" and fiery Mapo Tofu to spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Andrew Zimmern explores the famous scorching dishes that make Chengdu, China, a delicious destination.

Tuesday
Oct 10
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 19

Brussels

Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of a city that's often overshadowed by its European neighbors. From Belgian waffles to steamed mussels and fries, there's a lot to be hungry for in Brussels, Belgium.

Friday
Nov 24
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 17

Mississippi Delta

Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic soul food of the Mississippi Delta. From fried catfish and hushpuppies to smothered oxtails and decadent mud pie, the Deep South's down-home dishes soothe the soul.

Friday
Nov 24
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 15

Marrakesh

Andrew Zimmern journeys to Marrakesh, Morocco, to reveal unique cooking methods and ancient recipes for dishes like pigeon meat pies, whole lamb slow roasted in underground ovens and tiny balls of pasta hand rolled by women.

Friday
Nov 24
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 10

Prague

Andrew Zimmern visits Prague, a pilsner-lover's paradise in the Czech Republic. The city's cuisine is full of hearty comfort classics like pork knuckle marinated in lager, mushroom soup, sweet plum pastries and lots of dumplings.

Friday
Nov 24
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 15

Panama City

Andrew Zimmern digs in to Panama City's classic tastes inspired by the blended cultures that make up the capital city's population. From fried whole fish and plantains to citric ceviche and yucca fritters packed with steak, the Latin flair of this multicultural city seasons every dish.

Friday
Nov 24
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 20

Antigua Guatemala

Andrew Zimmern checks out the vibrant and flavorful fusions of Antigua Guatemala, home to sacred food traditions and cultural mashups of Mayan and Spanish heritage. His culinary adventure includes colorful enchiladas that face the sky, tiny tamales, traditional handmade confections and sweet and savory pockets of beans and plantains.

Friday
Nov 24
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 16

Madrid

Andrew Zimmern heads to Madrid to reveal the most famous foods in Spain's capital. From sweet and succulent roasted piglet to fried calamari sandwiches and tapas, Madrid transforms food into a true culinary and social experience.

Friday
Nov 24
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 1

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Andrew Zimmern uncovers the most delicious food in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. From Croatian chicken cooked over an open flame to fresh-caught Lake Superior whitefish and traditional pasties, this rural landscape is home to many mouthwatering dishes.

Friday
Nov 24
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Munich

As the proud capital of Bavaria — and beer drinking — Munich has built a cuisine around hearty dishes meant to stick to the bones. From schnitzel and spaetzle to kneidel and cake, Andrew Zimmern reveals Munich's festival of foods! 

Saturday
Nov 25
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 17

Osaka

Andrew Zimmern highlights foods from Osaka, the gateway to Japan. From panko-crusted vegetables and octopus fritters to udon noodles topped with fried tofu, Osaka's cuisine is Japan's answer to soul food.

Saturday
Nov 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

Vienna

Andrew Zimmern samples the cuisine of Vienna and enjoys Sachertorte, an Austrian dessert dating back to the 1800s, and other classics such as schnitzel, frankfurter sausage and more enjoyed by emperors and commoners alike.

Saturday
Nov 25
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 5

Chiang Mai

Andrew Zimmern reveals the most iconic foods of Chiang Mai, Thailand. From coconut curry soup to a signature sausage with pork and chile paste, fish roasted in banana leaves to minced pork salad, the northern city has a regional cuisine unlike any other, boasting salty and bitter flavors, fresh vegetables and thriving rice crops.

Saturday
Nov 25
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Reykjavik

Andrew Zimmern highlights the edible icons of Iceland's capital. From salted cod and lamb hot dogs piled with toppings to tangy, creamy skyr, Reykjavik's food is as colorful, quirky and steeped in history as the city itself.

Sunday
Nov 26
1pm | 12c