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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 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.

Monday
Feb 13
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
Feb 27
2pm | 1c
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.

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

Nashville

Andrew Zimmern explores the country classics of Nashville, from hot chicken to chess pie. Other Music City mainstays range from heaven-sent biscuits smothered in gravy to barbecue juicy enough to make you sing!

Wednesday
Mar 8
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 14

Budapest

Andrew travels to Budapest, Hungry, to showcase this ancient city's most beloved foods. From classic stuffed cabbage and rich goulash to the mouthwatering Transylvania chimney cake and a decadent sponge cake trifle, Hungary's capital city is loaded with comforting dishes.

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

Monday
May 29
11:30pm | 10:30c
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
Jun 6
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Sunday
Jun 11
1pm | 12c
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.

Sunday
Jul 9
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a delicious desert hotspot that's rich in Native American and Spanish traditions and the local cuisine reflects a unique mash-up of cultures. From stacked enchiladas loaded with green chile and a fried egg to spicy Tewa tacos on Indian fry bread, locals in this state say, if there's no chile in the house, there's no food!

Tuesday
Oct 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.

Wednesday
Dec 13
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 26
3am | 2c
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
Jan 23
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 5

Chiang Mai

Andrew Zimmern reveals the most iconic foods of Chiang Mai, Thailand. From coconut curry soup to a signature sausage with pork and chile paste, fish roasted in banana leaves to minced pork salad, the northern city has a regional cuisine unlike any other, boasting salty and bitter flavors, fresh vegetables and thriving rice crops.

Tuesday
Jan 23
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 12

Amman

Andrew Zimmern introduces the rich and welcoming dishes of Amman, Jordan. The city's multicultural influences have created a culinary scene steeped in hospitality. Andrew samples some of the more well-known dishes such as multi-tiered towers of goat and veggies, sumac-coated chicken with onions, lamb cooked in creamy yogurt sauce and fava bean spreads perfect for sharing.

Tuesday
Jan 23
5pm | 4c
Season 6, Episode 13

Mumbai

Andrew Zimmern unveils Mumbai's multicultural flavors and addictive ingredients. A city built on chaos, hard work and multicultural melding, Mumbai showcases its history through its delicious eateries. The city's edible icons include deep-fried fish and prawns, saucy goat over rice and vegetarian dishes from puffed rice salad to spicy potato mashups.

Tuesday
Jan 23
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 5, Episode 14

Cardiff

From hearty lamb stew with root veggies to a seafood breakfast and cheesy toast, Andrew Zimmern explores the thrifty cuisine of Cardiff, Wales, that outlasted lean times to become modern, favorite fare.

Tuesday
Jan 23
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 23

Oaxaca

Andrew Zimmern explores regional specialties in Oaxaca, Mexico. From complex mole negro sauce over Mayan-era tamales and crispy tortilla with pork lard to egg bread dunked in hot chocolate, local tradition flavors each bite.

Tuesday
Jan 23
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 14

Cardiff

From hearty lamb stew with root veggies to a seafood breakfast and cheesy toast, Andrew Zimmern explores the thrifty cuisine of Cardiff, Wales, that outlasted lean times to become modern, favorite fare.

Wednesday
Jan 24
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 23

Oaxaca

Andrew Zimmern explores regional specialties in Oaxaca, Mexico. From complex mole negro sauce over Mayan-era tamales and crispy tortilla with pork lard to egg bread dunked in hot chocolate, local tradition flavors each bite.

Wednesday
Jan 24
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

The Hamptons

Andrew Zimmern dives into the seafood masterworks of the Hamptons. From delectable surf and turf to buttery lobster rolls, clam chowder to smoked bluefish pate, the Hamptons' dinner scene is sizzling.

Monday
Jan 29
8pm | 7c
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.

Monday
Jan 29
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

The Hamptons

Andrew Zimmern dives into the seafood masterworks of the Hamptons. From delectable surf and turf to buttery lobster rolls, clam chowder to smoked bluefish pate, the Hamptons' dinner scene is sizzling.

Tuesday
Jan 30
3am | 2c
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
Jan 30
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Seattle

Andrew discovers Seattle's iconic foods including Dungeness crab and teriyaki.

Tuesday
Jan 30
12pm | 11c