New Orleans

Bizarre Foods America makes a trip to the Big Easy where the food and the culture are a mix of Southern traditions and modern influence. Andrew eats Cajun comfort foods like stuffed pig stomach and smoked raccoon served with a side of live jazz.

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Andrew Zimmern and Creole Chef Leah Chase
Andrew Zimmern and Creole Chef Leah Chase

Andrew Zimmern and Creole Chef Leah Chase

Andrew and Lolis Elie try to soak up decades of cooking wisdom from Leah Chase, a Creole chef at Dooky Chase restaurant. 960 1280

  

Leah Chase's Chicken Creole

Leah Chase's Chicken Creole

Make sure you try Leah Chase’s delicious chicken Creole. It’s authentic Creole cooking at its best. 960 1280

  

Vietnamese Fondue

Vietnamese Fondue

Here’s a snapshot of all the fixings for a Vietnamese fondue lunch, in New Orleans' Versailles neighborhood. 960 1280

  

Vietnamese Market in New Orleans

Vietnamese Market in New Orleans

East meets South in a New Orleans’ Vietnamese market, where they sell boiled peanuts alongside Vietnamese lunch specials. 960 1280

  

Kermit Ruffins at Vaughan's Lounge

Kermit Ruffins at Vaughan's Lounge

Andrew hangs out with Kermit Ruffins to watch him cook before his band's performance at Vaughan’s Lounge. 960 1280

  

Skinned Raccoon

Skinned Raccoon

It may not look appetizing right now, but this pan of skinned Louisiana raccoon will soon be braised and smoked by jazz great Kermit Ruffins. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern in a boat

Andrew Zimmern in a boat

Andrew goes crawfish hunting in Bayou Pigeon. 960 1280

  

Fresh Atchafalaya crawfish

Fresh Atchafalaya crawfish

Andrew goes to a Cajun crawfish boil. Rick Phillips, a local seafood processor in Bayou Pigeon, boiled these fresh Atchafalaya crawfish for Andrew to taste. 960 1280

  

Braised rabbit and frog legs in sauce piquant

Braised rabbit and frog legs in sauce piquant

Braised rabbit and frog legs in sauce piquant are the stars at a Cajun country supper. 960 1280

  

Stuffed and smoked pig stomach

Stuffed and smoked pig stomach

These are thick slices of ponce, a stuffed and smoked pig stomach. Now it just needs some gravy before Andrew digs in. 960 1280

  

sweet potato pie with brûléed marshmallows

sweet potato pie with brûléed marshmallows

Try sweet potato pie with brûléed marshmallows at Mahoney's Po’ Boy Shop. 960 1280

  

Fried chicken, red beans and rice and butter beans

Fried chicken, red beans and rice and butter beans

In the Treme neighborhood, Andrew eats fried chicken, red beans and rice and butter beans at Willie Mae's Scotch House. 960 1280

  

Alligator becomes lunch at a cookout in Bayou Pigeon

Alligator becomes lunch at a cookout in Bayou Pigeon

A young alligator’s head, feet and all, will be turned into lunch, in a backyard cookout in Bayou Pigeon, LA. 960 1280

  

The paw of a young alligator

The paw of a young alligator

A small paw is the only thing that won't be eaten from a whole-roasted alligator at a cookout in Cajun country. 960 1280

  

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