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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 1, Episode 1

Athens

Athens, Greece, is the birthplace of many culinary traditions, and Andrew explores the classics, from stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita to moussaka and real Greek yogurt, still made the way it’s been done for generations.

Tuesday
Feb 28
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 12

Miami

Miami's beaches and glitzy nightlife make it an international hot spot, but it's the food that really gives this city flavor. From Cuban sandwiches to fresh stone crabs and key lime pie, Andrew reveals Miami's iconic foods.

Tuesday
Mar 14
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Managua

Andrew Zimmern reveals the must-try foods of Managua. From a steamed beef dish called baho to the crispy pork skin-topped salad known as vigaron, traditional flavor is alive in Nicaragua's capital.

Tuesday
Apr 4
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 16

Louisville, Kentucky

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, KY. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

Wednesday
Apr 19
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 23
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Asheville

Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic eats of Asheville, North Carolina. The eclectic food city features tangy barbecue, decadent sweet potato pie, mouthwatering fried chicken, succulent rainbow trout and giant soft-dough biscuits with savory gravy.

Monday
Apr 24
8pm | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 25
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

Zurich

Andrew takes us to Zurich, where Switzerland's most famous foods originated. From warm, gooey fondue to Swiss chocolate made with a modern twist, this city is home to some of the most indulgent comfort foods in the world!

Sunday
May 14
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 9

Pittsburgh

Andrew explores the favorite foods of Pittsburgh - home to a half-pound fish sandwich! A working-class town built on hearty recipes like kielbasa, stuffed cabbage and pierogi, Pittsburgh pride is served with fries on the side.

Sunday
May 14
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 2

Birmingham

Andrew Zimmern unveils must-have eats in Birmingham, Alabama. This southern city cherishes soul food classics like fried catfish and hushpuppies, barbecued chicken slathered in sauce, crunchy fried green tomatoes and refreshingly cool pie.

Saturday
May 20
2pm | 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.

Wednesday
May 24
2am | 1c
Season 0, Episode 6

Pigging Out

From sweet and salty Cuban sandwiches and zesty whole hog barbecue to mild kielbasa and melt-in-your-mouth cured ham, Andrew Zimmern explores all the best ways we pig out on the world's most popular meat -- pork.

Monday
Jul 10
8pm | 7c
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
Jul 11
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Memphis

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

Monday
Jul 24
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 1

Memphis

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

Tuesday
Jul 25
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 2

San Francisco

Look no further than San Francisco, CA, for the best eating on the West Coast. Built on classics like Dungeness Crab Louie and sourdough bread, Andrew Zimmern discovers just what makes “The City by the Bay” so delectable.

Tuesday
Jul 25
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Taipei

Andrew explores the edible icons of Taipei, Taiwan, a place where the dumplings can be dangerous and who you share the meal with is as important as the meal itself. He uncovers this capital city's best regional favorites like crab hot pot, pork dumpling soup and stinky tofu.

Tuesday
Jul 25
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 7

Lima

The ocean and the mountains provide plenty of bounty in Lima. From ceviche made with the freshest fish to ice cream made with exotic tropical fruits, Andrew Zimmern uncovers the most famous foods in this Peruvian city by the sea.

Tuesday
Jul 25
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Jul 25
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 22

Detroit

Andrew Zimmern highlights the iconic foods that have built the Motor City. From Middle Eastern shawarma and soul food classics to Detroit-style pizza and city chicken, Detroit offers up an array of unique flavors!

Tuesday
Jul 25
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Singapore

Andrew explores Singapore's famous foods. The cuisine illustrates the blend of cultures with dishes like the sweet and savory chili crab, the extravagant fish head curry and the tasty marinated skewered meats known as satay.

Tuesday
Jul 25
3pm | 2c
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
Jul 25
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 5

Cajun Country

Andrew Zimmern digs into Cajun Country's finger-licking staple dishes inspired by the area's French-speaking Acadian ancestors, including peppery boudin sausage, cayenne-spiked crawfish, iconic gumbo and crispy-fried frog legs.

Tuesday
Jul 25
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Hong Kong

The city of Hong Kong's 7 million residents flock daily to its many restaurants, street carts and noodle houses. From dim sum to congee to roast goose, Andrew Zimmern finds out just what makes this destination so delicious!

Tuesday
Jul 25
5pm | 4c
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
Jul 25
5:30pm | 4:30c