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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.

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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 6, Episode 23

Oaxaca

Andrew Zimmern explores regional specialties in Oaxaca, Mexico. From complex mole negro sauce over Mayan-era tamales and crispy tortilla with pork lard to egg bread dunked in hot chocolate, local tradition flavors each bite.

Tuesday
Aug 1
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Honolulu

Andrew divulges Honolulu's favorite culinary classics. From smoky, tender kalua pig and sweet-tooth-satisfying shave ice to raw fish poke and a Hawaiian favorite spiked with Spam, there's a bounty of multicultural delights.

Wednesday
Aug 2
3:30am | 2:30c
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
Aug 8
2am | 1c
Season 5, Episode 11

Toronto

From sweet and savory BBQ pork and enormously artful mountains of lobster to herbaceous Jamaican flatbreads and sinfully gooey butter tarts, Andrew showcases the diverse eats of Toronto, Canada.

Tuesday
Aug 8
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Seattle

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

Tuesday
Aug 8
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 15

Charleston

Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic dishes of Charleston, SC. Known for its low country culinary style and high-class hospitality, this charming city offers coastal classics like shrimp and grits, she-crab soup and, of course, barbecue.

Tuesday
Aug 8
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 14

Bogota

Andrew Zimmern explores the sky-high flavors of Bogota, Colombia. This mountaintop city keeps warm with hearty potato soup, roasted stuffed pork, egg-filled arepas, a unique take on the tamale and cheesy hot chocolate.

Tuesday
Aug 8
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Tokyo

Tokyo is a world leader in everything from finance to technology — and food! In a spectacular city known for such edible icons as sushi and tempura, Andrew Zimmern explores just what makes this destination so delicious.

Tuesday
Aug 8
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 6

Warsaw

In Poland's capital city of Warsaw, the Slavic culture is rich and the hearty food sticks with you through the winter. From pierogi to zapiekanka to paczki, Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic eats that Poles hold as tradition.

Wednesday
Aug 9
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

San Antonio

Andrew Zimmern showcases the Tex-Mex favorites of San Antonio, Texas, including puffy tacos and a giant chalupa burger. Other featured foods include slow-cooked brisket, melt-in-your-mouth barbacoa and marinated stuffed quail cooked over mesquite.

Monday
Aug 14
10pm | 9c
Season 5, Episode 12

St. John's

Andrew Zimmern samples some of the best cuisine St. John's, Newfoundland, has to offer. From succulent blue mussels steamed in local beer and creamy cod au gratin to hearty moose stew and savory rabbit pie, these Canadian eats showcase Newfoundland's storied history of fishing and hunting.

Monday
Aug 14
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Aug 14
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 12

St. John's

Andrew Zimmern samples some of the best cuisine St. John's, Newfoundland, has to offer. From succulent blue mussels steamed in local beer and creamy cod au gratin to hearty moose stew and savory rabbit pie, these Canadian eats showcase Newfoundland's storied history of fishing and hunting.

Tuesday
Aug 15
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 17

Puerto Rico

Andrew Zimmern digs into the diversity of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where pork is king. San Juan is a food paradise that includes a comfort food classic packed with pork, deep-fried beach eats and a Puerto Rican take on lasagna.

Monday
Aug 21
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 2

Buffalo

Andrew Zimmern presents Buffalo's edible icons. From spicy wings and sweet pepperoni pizza to enormous cake doughnuts and heaping plates of meat and potatoes slathered in sauce, Buffalo's edible icons are as robust and inventive as the city itself.

Monday
Aug 21
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 15

Charleston

Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic dishes of Charleston, SC. Known for its low country culinary style and high-class hospitality, this charming city offers coastal classics like shrimp and grits, she-crab soup and, of course, barbecue.

Monday
Aug 21
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 10

Marseille

Andrew Zimmern explores Marseille's iconic food. This port city is packed with local delicacies such as fisherman's stew fresh from the Mediterranean, fruity confections fit for royalty and France's answer to pizza.

Monday
Aug 21
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 14

Hyderabad

Andrew Zimmern explores the aromatic treasures of Hyderabad, India. From savory potato pastries and silver-garnished syrupy fried bread to spicy pancakes and hearty meals of meat and rice, Hyderabad's menus are fit for royalty.

Monday
Aug 21
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 12

Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a delicious desert hotspot that's rich in Native American and Spanish traditions and the local cuisine reflects a unique mash-up of cultures. From stacked enchiladas loaded with green chile and a fried egg to spicy Tewa tacos on Indian fry bread, locals in this state say, if there's no chile in the house, there's no food!

Monday
Aug 21
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 15

Charleston

Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic dishes of Charleston, SC. Known for its low country culinary style and high-class hospitality, this charming city offers coastal classics like shrimp and grits, she-crab soup and, of course, barbecue.

Tuesday
Aug 22
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 10

Marseille

Andrew Zimmern explores Marseille's iconic food. This port city is packed with local delicacies such as fisherman's stew fresh from the Mediterranean, fruity confections fit for royalty and France's answer to pizza.

Tuesday
Aug 22
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 14

Hyderabad

Andrew Zimmern explores the aromatic treasures of Hyderabad, India. From savory potato pastries and silver-garnished syrupy fried bread to spicy pancakes and hearty meals of meat and rice, Hyderabad's menus are fit for royalty.

Tuesday
Aug 22
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 12

Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a delicious desert hotspot that's rich in Native American and Spanish traditions and the local cuisine reflects a unique mash-up of cultures. From stacked enchiladas loaded with green chile and a fried egg to spicy Tewa tacos on Indian fry bread, locals in this state say, if there's no chile in the house, there's no food!

Tuesday
Aug 22
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 17

Puerto Rico

Andrew Zimmern digs into the diversity of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where pork is king. San Juan is a food paradise that includes a comfort food classic packed with pork, deep-fried beach eats and a Puerto Rican take on lasagna.

Tuesday
Aug 22
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 2

Buffalo

Andrew Zimmern presents Buffalo's edible icons. From spicy wings and sweet pepperoni pizza to enormous cake doughnuts and heaping plates of meat and potatoes slathered in sauce, Buffalo's edible icons are as robust and inventive as the city itself.

Tuesday
Aug 22
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Paris

In the City of Love, Andrew Zimmern explores the delicious delicacies of Paris, from indulgent steak frites and croque monsieur to baked croissants and baguettes to sweet macarons and savory crepes.

Tuesday
Aug 22
12pm | 11c