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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 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
Mar 7
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Ho Chi Minh City

Andrew unveils the must-have bites of Ho Chi Minh City, the economic and cultural center of Vietnam. After a thousand years of Chinese occupation and a century of French colonialism, the city has a rich history and the food lives up to its legacy. From loaded sandwiches to savory soups, this youthful city has something for everyone.

Monday
Mar 27
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Veracruz

Andrew discovers the taste of Veracruz, Mexico, by sampling Arroz a la tumbada, which includes a whole boiled octopus! Then he enjoys traditional favorites like chile relleno, picaditas and a towering seafood cocktail known as Vuelve A La Vida.

Tuesday
May 2
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Manhattan

Andrew Zimmern is in Manhattan for foods that have earned their place as culinary staples in an ever-changing city. From juicy pastrami on rye to black and white cookies, he finds proof that New York is home to some of the best restaurants and highest standards in the world.

Tuesday
May 9
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 11
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 8

Mauritius

From piping-hot fried dumplings and handmade egg noodles to veggie-stuffed flatbread and curried swordfish, Andrew Zimmern showcases the flavorful fusions of the island paradise of Mauritius.

Tuesday
Sep 19
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 3
9pm | 8c
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
Oct 24
1pm | 12c
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.

Saturday
Dec 2
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 12
8pm | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 19
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 0, Episode 8

Cold Weather Comfort Foods

Andrew divulges some of the steaming hot comfort foods created by cold weather conditions around the world. From gooey cheese fondue in Zurich to hearty Colombian soup to cold water crustaceans, frigid temps call for some seriously belly-warming dishes.

Tuesday
Jan 2
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 13

Buenos Aires

In Buenos Aires, a strong sense of tradition drives the food culture. Barbecued beef, chimichurri and sweet dulce de leche are featured as Andrew uncovers the mashup of mingling cultures that influence the city's cuisine.

Tuesday
Feb 6
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Saturday
Feb 24
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 8

Manhattan

Andrew Zimmern is in Manhattan for foods that have earned their place as culinary staples in an ever-changing city. From juicy pastrami on rye to black and white cookies, he finds proof that New York is home to some of the best restaurants and highest standards in the world.

Saturday
Feb 24
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Phnom Penh

Andrew Zimmern discovers the complex flavors of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Spicy grilled crab, cold and refreshing beef salad and herbaceous fish and noodle soup reflect a mission to preserve the uniqueness of Cambodian cuisine.

Saturday
Feb 24
1pm | 12c
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.

Saturday
Feb 24
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 18

Baltimore

Andrew Zimmern brings us to Baltimore, a gritty city where the food is alive with original flavor. Hearty and unique favorites are featured, including local blue crab, tender pit beef and beloved chocolaty Berger cookies.

Monday
Feb 26
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 3

San Diego

Andrew highlights San Diego's sun-soaked cuisine, served surfside. The laid-back beach town is known for its Mexican-inspired fish tacos, octopus tostadas, Filipino chicken adobo, So-Cal monster burritos, and a globally-loved hometown salad.

Monday
Feb 26
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Chicago: A Second Bite

Andrew Zimmern takes a bite of Chicago's humble, hearty and world-renowned food scene. From juicy rib tips to zesty Polish sausages to experimental and edible works of art, Chicago's eats stay true to its roots.

Monday
Feb 26
11pm | 10c
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.

Monday
Feb 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Chicago: A Second Bite

Andrew Zimmern takes a bite of Chicago's humble, hearty and world-renowned food scene. From juicy rib tips to zesty Polish sausages to experimental and edible works of art, Chicago's eats stay true to its roots.

Tuesday
Feb 27
2am | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 27
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 18

Baltimore

Andrew Zimmern brings us to Baltimore, a gritty city where the food is alive with original flavor. Hearty and unique favorites are featured, including local blue crab, tender pit beef and beloved chocolaty Berger cookies.

Tuesday
Feb 27
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 3

San Diego

Andrew highlights San Diego's sun-soaked cuisine, served surfside. The laid-back beach town is known for its Mexican-inspired fish tacos, octopus tostadas, Filipino chicken adobo, So-Cal monster burritos, and a globally-loved hometown salad.

Tuesday
Feb 27
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 22

Milan

From saffron-tinted risotto and warming minestrone to impossibly fluffy, fruity panettone, Andrew Zimmern shows how Milan's rich and refined dishes have earned a place in the international culinary cannon.

Tuesday
Feb 27
12pm | 11c