Andrew heads to Iceland, the land of fire and ice, complete with glaciers, hot springs, geysers and volcanoes. Look beyond the natural wonders, and you'll find the food is also out of this world.
Get ready to challenge all your pre-conceived notions of Russian life. Andrew's taking a culinary tour through St. Petersburg, the cultural capitol of Russia.
Andrew takes viewers to the place he calls home: Minnesota. From sampling a deep-fried candy bar to eating the Scandinavian delicacy lutefisk, he shows us why Minnesota's traditional cuisine is far from ordinary.
Andrew heads to Guangzhou, the bizarre food capital of China. He finds out why this city earns its reputation as a land where anything that swims, crawls or flies is put on a plate.
From imperial dishes to hot pot street snacks, Andrew eats his way through Beijing, where East meets West and traditional food reigns. He discovers why this ancient Chinese city is home to one of the world's most vibrant food scenes.
Andrew samples the culinary delights of Bolivia, including fish carpaccio, bull penis soup and mochochinchi (aka booger juice). He participates in a llama fetus burning ceremony and watches women flex their muscles in a wrestling match.
Andrew visits Chile, the world's longest country with some of the freshest food. He tries scrotum stew and braided cow intestines. Andrew also learns how important ranching and fishing is to small Chilean communities.
Andrew brings together a group of diverse friends from his travels around the world to celebrate their respective holidays. The eleven guests share their most bizarre ethnic celebratory foods - from the Italian Christmas stuffed pig's leg known as zampone; a Native American harvest meal of porcupine; and the Thai New Year mixture of sweet potato starch, vegetables and shrimp known as snot.
Join Andrew as he relives some of the best bites from the first season. He'll show you scenes you've never seen before, and revisit those worth seeing again. You'll also get a sneak preview of what's in store for the second season.First up, Andrew explores some of his favorite markets, one of his first stops in any country. In Manila he ate balut, shrimp pancakes, deep-fried duck eggs, and whole baby chickens. Next, a special treat in Taiwan: cock's combs, hen's uterus and unlaid eggs, all in one bag. And finally, cockles and whelks in a market in Wales. Next, Andrew shares some of the disappearing food practices and traditions he's experienced around the world. In the Philippines, it's uok, a giant worm with a very strange taste! In London, Andrew is served a traditional treat: mixed beef pie, mashed potatoes, and stewed eels, all topped with a secret green sauce. And in Tobago, Andrew is shown how to dive for conch, and gets to eat the catch right on the beach!Some of the best stories Andrew finds aren't entirely about the food. Many times, the people he encounters while in search of unusual foods are just as intriguing. Those crazy characters include three guys in Alaska who cooked Andrew's lunch on the engine of their snowmobiles, and a Louisiana man who took Andrew nutria hunting in the bayous. Now for some of Andrew's personal favorite scenes from season one. He begins on the water in Mexico with an octopus diver. After catching enough for lunch, they go back to the diver's restaurant to feast on their catch. Next he heads to Trinidad and Tobago to meet "the original souse king." Andrew samples the souse - pork, chicken, or seafood that has been boiled and pickled in a salty brine of lime juice, cucumber, peppers and onions, then served cold. The Bizarre Foods team shoots hundreds of hours of footage every year, much of which never makes it to the air. Andrew shares a few of those stories you probably never saw. He takes you to New York for a hot dog at the Papaya King, and then to Hanoi for sea scallops, barramundi and crab salad from celebrity chef Bobby Chinn.And finally, a sampling of season two of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern- all new shows with even more freaky food from around the world! Stay tuned!
Andrew visits Goa, India's smallest state, known for its tropical attitude and miles of beautiful beaches. With a mix of Arabic, Portuguese and native influences, this is not the India you think you know, and the food is equally unique.
From a fierce feast with the beautiful people to a meal that feeds the body and the soul, Andrew Zimmern goes deep into one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world: Delhi.
Andrew takes a tour of a tropical paradise and a favorite of travelers from around the world: Phuket. He ventures beyond the stunning beaches to discover the Thais who live in this part of the country embrace life on all levels and feast on all things.
Andrew heads to Hawaii, going beyond the typical tourist destinations to sample authentic Hawaiian cuisine, including poi, octopus, wild boar organs and a local favorite: Spam.
Andrew comes to the South Pacific to explore the food and culture of the Samoan Islands. Andrew is the honored guest at a traditional ceremony where he's served pig organs. He also goes deep-sea fishing and tries the eyeball of the freshest catch.
If it lives in the sea or in the sand and it's edible, then Andrew is ready to surf it up! From sea slugs in Samoa, to mangrove snake in the Philippines, Andrew has tasted some of the strangest creatures to ever come out of the ocean.
Andrew finds out why Paris is known as the food capital of the world. He dines in a classic French restaurant, learns about the science used to create intense flavor in a tiny dessert and watches how snail caviar is made.
Andrew arrives in the fast-paced, star-studded city of Los Angeles where the variety of food reflects the diversity of the people who live there. He takes a food tour of LA, and samples tempura chicken testicles prepared by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.
Andrew travels to Maine where many residents find most of the food they eat right in their own backyards -- literally. There's even a culinary challenge featuring some bizarre recipes made only with ingredients found in Maine. Andrew shares a meal with his dad.
Andrew throws a party for fans of the show, inviting them to try unusual global foods that many people find horrifying. The party guests try baked, tarantula, fresh steer blood and chilled lamb kidney - and share how they've learned about different cultures by being an adventurous eater.
Andrew explores the connection between food and sex in this special edition of Bizarre Foods. While chatting with experts and laymen on the topic, Andrew reviews the exotic delicacies he's been offered around the world to put the giddy-up in his get-go!
Andrew explores Ethiopia, an African country famous for its cuisine. But the food he eats is not on the menu at your neighborhood Ethiopian restaurant. Watch as he tastes a real Ethiopian delicacy -- raw meat.
Andrew travels to Uganda, known as the pearl of Africa, where the people are friendly and the food is simple. He hunts for a fish that lives on land, harvests flying ants, and sinks his teeth into the meat of a sugar cane rat.
Andrew visits the beautiful East African country of Tanzania where he samples the traditional Tanzanian breakfast called supu. It's a soup made with the lungs, heart and liver of a goat, as well as the stomach, intestines and tongue of a cow.
Andrew heads to Japan, where the people have a passion for food and are willing to eat just about anything. He tries some octopus eggs, fermented sushi and an unusually flavored milkshake at a restaurant where the main ingredient in every dish is mayo.
Andrew travels to Seoul, South Korea, where he feasts on the country's most authentic soups, barbecues and fermented foods. Andrew's Asian adventure goes beyond eating when he makes his first batch of fresh kimchi.
Andrew takes to the wild jungles of Mexico where he learns to live off the land. It's a journey where not only his stomach is tested, but his mind and body. Surviving with only a handful of objects and eating only foods he can forage in the woods, Andrew takes extreme to a new level for 48 hours.
Andrew heads into the Australian Outback where he eats wallaby with Aborigines, samples crocodile cooked on the barbie and makes a meal out of poisonous cane toads.
Andrew goes snorkeling and spear fishing and visits a farm where they "pamper" their cattle. He makes a stop at the Sydney Fish Market where he samples bizarre food he's never tasted before, including Balamain Bugs, Flathead Fish and Spanner Crabs.
Andrew heads to Singapore to experience the diversity of food and culture. The melting pot is seen everywhere, including the hawker stalls where Andrew samples tasty treats.
Andrew visits the Appalachian Mountains to get a taste of the region's culture and its food. The mountain range runs north to south touching more than a dozen states. The people still maintain the traditions and foods that were a part of life for their ancestors.
Andrew Zimmern samples some of the most outrageous food creations at the Texas State Fair, including nitrogen frozen dessert, chocolate bacon and fried alligator. Andrew also gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchens at NASA to taste space food.
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