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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10. Santiago, Chile

10. Santiago, Chile

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

  

9. Barcelona

9. Barcelona

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

  

8. Los Angeles

8. Los Angeles

LA is one of my favorite places for authentic Korean food, classic steakhouse dinners and fast-food restaurants. 960 1280

  

7. Sicily, Italy

7. Sicily, Italy

Sicily's cuisine is a blend of techniques influenced by Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, French and Spanish. 960 1280

  

6. Mexico City

6. Mexico City

Mexico is one of the most diverse countries. The food is no different, and you'll find it all in Mexico City. 960 1280

  

5. Paris

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

4. Bangkok

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

  

3. Beijing

3. Beijing

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

  

2. Tokyo

2. Tokyo

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

  

1. New York City

1. New York City

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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Food Vendors at Harar Market. 960 1280

  

Hulling coffee beans at the Sofi Coffee Plantation. 960 1280

  

Andrew is introduced to raw Tire Siga, a bizarre taste to him, but a normal part of Ethiopian cuisine. 960 1280

  

Andrew with raw, spiced camel, or Tire Siga. 960 1280

  

Andrew enjoying raw camel with locals in Harar. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern learning how to tease a hyena. 960 1280

  

Andrew making friends with wild hyenas. 960 1280

  

Ethnic Harari food prepared for Andrew's feast. 960 1280

  

Andrew tries coffee with butter mixed, another Ethiopian tradition. 960 1280

  

Women getting out every bit of Enset extract. Enset is one of three genera of plants in the banana family. 960 1280

  

Andrew shows off extract from enset. 960 1280

  

Ethiopia  12 Photos

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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

  

Sea Pineapple, wild on the right, farmed on the left. 960 1280

  

Andrew admires some Sea Pineapples with his host at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Live fresh water eels at the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Fresh giant blue fin eyes from the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Japan  8 Photos

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