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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 2, Episode 8

Amsterdam

Look no further than the picture-perfect city of Amsterdam for the best eating in the Netherlands. Built on simple classics like bitterballen and haring, Andrew Zimmern discovers just what makes the Dutch destination so delicious.

Monday
Feb 13
3:30pm | 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.

Tuesday
Mar 7
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Mar 7
8:30pm | 7:30c
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
Apr 10
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 18
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 19
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 17

Cleveland

Old world classics are on the menu as Andrew Zimmern reveals Cleveland's most iconic foods. Tasty dishes range from beer-battered fish and fried sauerkraut balls to a kielbasa sandwich topped with french fries.

Tuesday
May 2
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

Portland, ME

From lobster roll sandwiches and fresh East Coast oysters to Italian sandwiches and whoopie pies, Andrew Zimmern shows that the seaside city of Portland, Maine, is loaded with classic New England fare.

Tuesday
May 23
5:30pm | 4:30c
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!

Tuesday
Jun 6
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 13
3pm | 2c
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
Jun 20
1pm | 12c
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!

Tuesday
Jul 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Manila

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

Saturday
Jul 22
12pm | 11c
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