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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 4

Tucson

Andrew Zimmern unveils Tucson's iconic desert edibles. The culinary oasis sizzles with frontier flavors from legendary sun-dried beef and deep-fried chimichangas to bacon-wrapped hot dogs and shaved ice treats called raspados.

Monday
Jan 30
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Providence

Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic foods of Providence. Local favorites include hot wieners made with a special meat sauce, Johnny cakes, coffee milk, grilled pizza and the legendary Rhode Island clam chowder.

Wednesday
Apr 5
3am | 2c
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
Apr 11
8pm | 7c
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!

Wednesday
May 10
3:30am | 2:30c
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 24

Bangkok

Andrew Zimmern highlights the thrilling favorites of Bangkok. From spicy tom yum goong soup and pad Thai to fruity som tam and mango sticky rice, the vibrant flavors of Thailand come to life in every bite.

Saturday
May 20
12:30pm | 11:30c
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 4, Episode 21

Vancouver

Andrew Zimmern highlights the world-class eats of Vancouver, British Columbia. From delicate spot prawns, inventive sushi and king crab to Japadogs and salmon candy, Vancouver celebrates modern twists on old favorites.

Sunday
May 28
2pm | 1c
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! 

Tuesday
May 30
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 6
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 10

Savannah

Andrew Zimmern dives into the flavor-packed favorites of Savannah, Georgia, like creamy shrimp and grits, briny oysters in a half shell, upscale crab bisque and down-home barbecue stew so thick it'll make your spoon stand up.

Sunday
Jul 2
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Jul 4
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Saturday
Jul 8
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 19

Portugal

Andrew explores the iconic eats of Lisbon, Portugal, where seafood reigns supreme, from sardines to shellfish feasts. Late-night snacks are piled with pork, soups overflow with sausage and dessert is a religious experience, too.

Saturday
Jul 29
12pm | 11c
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.

Saturday
Jul 29
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Dubrovnik

Andrew Zimmern highlights the locally grown traditional foods of Dubrovnik, Croatia. From spit-roasted lamb and octopus salad to a smoked meat, cabbage and potatoes dish and Dalmatia-style grilled fish, Andrew tastes the difference freshness can make in this ancient seaport city.

Saturday
Jul 29
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 10

Savannah

Andrew Zimmern dives into the flavor-packed favorites of Savannah, Georgia, like creamy shrimp and grits, briny oysters in a half shell, upscale crab bisque and down-home barbecue stew so thick it'll make your spoon stand up.

Saturday
Jul 29
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

Santiago

Andrew Zimmern reveals iconic flavors of the culinary paradise of Santiago, Chile. Andrew learns about some of Santiago's signature dishes such as Asado a la Parrilla, Pastel de Jaiba and Chacarero.

Monday
Jul 31
8pm | 7c
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
Jul 31
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 18

Hanoi

Full of culinary collaboration and contrasting flavors, Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic foods of Hanoi, Vietnam, including sweet and sour snail soup, ground pork-filled crepes and sweet potato fritters topped with shrimp.

Monday
Jul 31
10pm | 9c
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.

Monday
Jul 31
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 20

Sicily

Andrew Zimmern unveils Sicily's edible icons. Known for artisanal comfort food such as crunchy fried rice balls, thick crust pizza, irresistibly creamy cannoli and a pasta that will make you sing, Sicilian cuisine is a timeless treasure made with classic Italian passion.

Monday
Jul 31
11pm | 10c
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.

Monday
Jul 31
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 18

Hanoi

Full of culinary collaboration and contrasting flavors, Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic foods of Hanoi, Vietnam, including sweet and sour snail soup, ground pork-filled crepes and sweet potato fritters topped with shrimp.

Tuesday
Aug 1
1am | 12c
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 1
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 20

Sicily

Andrew Zimmern unveils Sicily's edible icons. Known for artisanal comfort food such as crunchy fried rice balls, thick crust pizza, irresistibly creamy cannoli and a pasta that will make you sing, Sicilian cuisine is a timeless treasure made with classic Italian passion.

Tuesday
Aug 1
2am | 1c