Andrew's taking a food tour around the world without ever leaving our nation's capitol! He visits some of the foreign embassies in Washington, DC, to get a taste of how food can open the doors to diplomacy.
Chicago is a city of both innovation and tradition. Andrew gets a taste of the Chicago's diverse food scene, including traditional cooking classics and world-renowned chefs who create new concoctions with modern technology.
Andrew visits Syria to explore some of the oldest civilizations on earth. Syria was a crossroads for trade routes between Asia and Europe. Andrew retraces some of those old routes, searching for experiences and foods that echo back to biblical times.
Andrew meets Greeks passionate about food in Athens and on the remote island of Kalymnos. He travels the country, tasting food rich in Greek history and culture. Andrew eats at the finest eateries and samples the best home-cooked meals.
Andrew samples Pennsylvania's staple foods that most people never hear about. Andrew meet interesting people, including a Japanese superstar chef who cooks poisonous sex organs and a family that boils up every part of the pig,
Andrew visits the mystical city of Venice. He enjoys the food in the historic city while catching critters in the Lagoon, blowing Murano glass, and indulging in the best cicchetti in the world.
Bizarre Foods goes to Hungary to get a mix of the old and new when it comes to food and culture. Andrew has an outdoor feast with a family of Romani gypsies, and dines with a top chef that puts a modern twist on traditional favorites.
Andrew ventures to Finland, a country where traditional cooking still reigns but is also inspiring a new food trend known as new Nordic cuisine. Andrew finds out that Finns like to make the most of the fresh foods that are right in their own backyards!
Andrew gets an intimate look at the food and the people that live in Madagascar. Most people still live the way they did 100s of years ago -- hunting and gathering for food.
Andrew travels to Namibia, a country of astonishing beauty, vanishing cultures and truly bizarre foods. He embarks on a quest to meet the Himba, a remote, semi-nomadic tribe whose way of life hasn't changed in centuries. Andrew tastes traditional tribal foods.
Andrew visits the multi-cultural city of Montreal and eats duck livers and horse-heart tartar. Andrew digs into the culture and traditional dishes that represent the city's heritage and modern chefs with food-forward ideas.
Ever tasted calf tongue from a food truck? Curious about what happens to the thrown out food from your favorite restaurants? Then join Andrew as he visits San Francisco, a city so well known for its counter-culture that even the food can make a political statement! From digging through dumpsters with activists fighting against waste and hunger, to learning how one couple is breeding bugs as a new protein source, to foraging in the wild of a city park to find fresh food to serve at a secret dinner served by an underground food movement, Andrew gets a taste of some alternative food sources that may cause you to question your next meal.
Andrew visits Chengdu China, the epicenter of tongue-numbing, spicy Sichuan cuisine. Andrew finds out just how much heat he can stand by eating pig brains dunked in boiling chili oil, mind-blowing spicy rabbit heads and heart attack noodles.
Hong Kong is a food lover’s nirvana and the center for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Can Andrew eat his way to good health while feeding his hunger for some of the city’s most iconic foods? The turtle jelly soup, snake bile, and seafood are so fresh!
Andrew comes back to the Big Apple, the place where he got his start in the restaurant business. Does he have the chops to keep up with busy workers churning out food in the city that never sleeps?
Andrew visits Rio de Janeiro to go beyond the sunny beaches, glitzy nightlife and carnival, to find out what the locals really eat in this seaside city. Andrew samples fast food in the favelas, high end avant-garde dining and more.
Andrew ventures into the remote rainforest of Suriname, where he encounters foods he's never seen before. Andrew visits 2 villages and takes hunting trek in the jungle sample the flavors of a few exotic animals, including a pingo and coconi.
Andrew visits Sardinia, an island where people still live on distinctive, traditional foods unlike anything Andrew has ever tasted before. He experiences the true flavor of this unique culture by tasting food, including cheese teeming with live maggots.
It's a menu from the Middle Ages as Andrew heads to Fez, Morocco. He tastes traditional Moroccan foods, including a dish made with camel ribs, meat pies made with pigeons and preserved meat that's considered a national dish.
Andrew goes to Jamaica, where the food is as distinctive as the island’s famous reggae music. He experiences the true flavor of this tropical paradise through traditional cuisine, street food in Kingston and all-natural Rastafarian food made in the jungle.
Andrew visits Indonesia, a tropical paradise where modern life is still influenced by ancient rituals, and food is at the core of centuries old traditions. He explores the culture and cuisine by drinking cobra blood, feasting on water buffalo entrails and more.
Andrew travels to South Africa and the Kalahari Desert where the food can be as exotic as the wildlife. Andrew tastes the cuisine in southern Africa, including zebra at a restaurant outside Johannesburg and giant porcupine in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana.
Andrew explores tropical locations closest to home: The Caribbean and the Americas. The region is melting pot of European, West African and Amerindian cultures. The rich bend is visible in the architecture, music, and especially the food.
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