Appalachia

Take a visual journey. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Andrew Zimmern's trip to Appalachia to taste local dishes like squirrel brains and barbecued raccoon.

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You'll think you've discovered culinary heaven in Santiago — great wine, beef and the freshest seafood. 960 1280

  

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Barcelona is home to the West's most innovative chefs, including gastropreneurs Juan Arzak and Ferran Adria. 960 1280

  

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5. Paris

In Paris, food is an art form. Cooks care about the quality of the ingredients to create culinary masterpieces. 960 1280

  

4. Bangkok

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Bangkok's street-food scene is legendary. Few meals have topped what I've found at Khlong Toey market. 960 1280

  

3. Beijing

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Beijing is all about the night markets. One of my favorites is Donghuamen — a serious place for street eats. 960 1280

  

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Tokyo is home to elegant fine dining, cheap noodle shops and some of the weirdest feats in the culinary world. 960 1280

  

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I love NYC street food. Its vibrant street culture is home to some of the best mobile food imaginable. 960 1280

  

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Only the freshest seafood is prepared at Mizutani's. 960 1280

  

Fresh eel (left) and braised giant blue fin tuna eyes at Hafa Restaurant outside of the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Andrew samples some fresh seafood at Hakodate Restaurant in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

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