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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 7

New Orleans

New Orleans is a vibrant, eclectic city, and its cuisine has been infused with a multitude of culinary influences. Andrew Zimmern explores the classic dishes, from po'boys and gumbo to oysters Rockefeller and bananas Foster.

Sunday
Apr 30
1:30pm | 12:30c
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 13
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 20
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 11

Milwaukee

Milwaukee may be known for its beer, but it's also home to mouthwatering classic American foods. From cheese curds and bratwurst to frozen custard and butter burgers, Andrew shows us why this Midwestern city is a great food town.

Tuesday
Jul 11
1pm | 12c
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
Jul 18
12pm | 11c
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 1
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

Austin

Andrew Zimmern uncovers the one-of-a-kind tastes of Austin, a city known for "keeping things weird." The city excels at meaty classics like barbecued brisket, Texas-style chili and chicken-fried steak.

Monday
Sep 4
8:30pm | 7:30c
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
Sep 12
4:30pm | 3:30c
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
Sep 18
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

Dallas

Andrew Zimmern explores the big and bold flavors that are decidedly Dallas -- from comforting chicken fried steak and sweet, creamy pecan pie to hearty tortilla soup and steak aged for 240 days.

Tuesday
Oct 10
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 18
12:30am | 11:30c
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.

Monday
Oct 23
8:30pm | 7:30c
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
Nov 21
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Cape Town

Andrew Zimmern leaves no meal unexplored in multicultural Cape Town, South Africa, where meat comes in all forms, from sausage to stew to pie. The coastal city's seafood is out of this world, and the favorite pastry is nothing without a coat of syrup!

Monday
Dec 11
8pm | 7c
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.

Monday
Dec 11
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Cape Town

Andrew Zimmern leaves no meal unexplored in multicultural Cape Town, South Africa, where meat comes in all forms, from sausage to stew to pie. The coastal city's seafood is out of this world, and the favorite pastry is nothing without a coat of syrup!

Tuesday
Dec 12
3am | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 12
3:30am | 2:30c
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
Dec 12
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

London

London is a multicultural melting pot, and Andrew Zimmern explores the dishes that have passed the test of time. He samples traditional British fare, from Yorkshire pudding to the classic pies 'n' mash to fish 'n' chips.

Tuesday
Dec 12
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 12
1pm | 12c
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
Dec 12
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Manila

Andrew reveals Manila's iconic foods, from slow roasted pork to chicken inasal.

Tuesday
Dec 12
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 3

Jamaica

In a country celebrated for its colorful culture, Jamaica's heritage-rich food lives up to the hype. Andrew Zimmern explores island icons from jerk chicken and mannish water soup to blue mountain coffee and gizzadas.

Tuesday
Dec 12
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 18

Houston

Andrew uncovers Houston's eclectic eats. From Tex-Mex steak fajitas and cheesy Czech pastries, to Creole classics, Gulf seafood and Vietnamese-Cajun crawfish, Houston is a flavorful fusion of Wild West, Far East and Deep South.

Tuesday
Dec 12
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 12
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 2

Florence

Florence may have an artistic reputation but Andrew is more interested in its culinary contributions. In this episode, Andrew explores the classics like rare Florentine steak, thick ribollita soup, the original cappuccino and the world-famous frozen dessert, gelato.

Tuesday
Dec 12
4:30pm | 3:30c