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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.

Monday
Apr 3
6:30pm | 5:30c
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 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
May 9
9pm | 8c
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 5, Episode 21

Venice

Andrew Zimmern highlights the culinary treasures of Venice, Italy, including paper-thin cuts of beef Carpaccio, espresso-soaked tiramisu and cuttlefish stewed in its own ink.

Wednesday
Jun 7
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

Vienna

Andrew Zimmern samples the cuisine of Vienna and enjoys Sachertorte, an Austrian dessert dating back to the 1800s, and other classics such as schnitzel, frankfurter sausage and more enjoyed by emperors and commoners alike.

Wednesday
Jun 14
1am | 12c
Season 5, Episode 2

Buffalo

Andrew Zimmern presents Buffalo's edible icons. From spicy wings and sweet pepperoni pizza to enormous cake doughnuts and heaping plates of meat and potatoes slathered in sauce, Buffalo's edible icons are as robust and inventive as the city itself.

Wednesday
Jun 21
1am | 12c
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
Jun 27
2am | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 4
3am | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 12
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 1

Chengdu

From the blistering "Hot Pot" and fiery Mapo Tofu to spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Andrew Zimmern explores the famous scorching dishes that make Chengdu, China, a delicious destination.

Saturday
Aug 5
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Aug 22
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 21

Venice

Andrew Zimmern highlights the culinary treasures of Venice, Italy, including paper-thin cuts of beef Carpaccio, espresso-soaked tiramisu and cuttlefish stewed in its own ink.

Sunday
Sep 3
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
Sep 19
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 10

Marseille

Andrew Zimmern explores Marseille's iconic food. This port city is packed with local delicacies such as fisherman's stew fresh from the Mediterranean, fruity confections fit for royalty and France's answer to pizza.

Tuesday
Sep 19
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Sep 19
8pm | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 19
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 20
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
Sep 20
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

Tokyo

Tokyo is a world leader in everything from finance to technology — and food! In a spectacular city known for such edible icons as sushi and tempura, Andrew Zimmern explores just what makes this destination so delicious.

Sunday
Sep 24
1pm | 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.

Sunday
Sep 24
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Monday
Sep 25
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 16

Louisville, Kentucky

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, KY. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

Monday
Sep 25
11pm | 10c
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.

Monday
Sep 25
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 16

Louisville, Kentucky

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, KY. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

Tuesday
Sep 26
2am | 1c
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
Sep 26
2:30am | 1:30c