Bizarre Foods America: Minnesota State Fair Photos

Andrew Zimmern visits the Minnesota State Fair for some of the country's most kitschy and bizarre foods.

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Andrew Zimmern holds a lobster in Marathon Florida
Andrew Zimmern holds a lobster in Marathon Florida

Andrew Zimmern holds a lobster in Marathon Florida

Andrew Zimmern gets a lobster with Key's Fisheries crabbers off the coast of Marathon, FL. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with Chef Michelle Bernstein in Miami Florida

Andrew Zimmern with Chef Michelle Bernstein in Miami Florida

Andrew takes a picture with Chef Michelle Bernstein at Palacio de los Jugos in Miami, FL. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern uses a brick oven in Miami Florida

Andrew Zimmern uses a brick oven in Miami Florida

Andrew uses the brick oven at Michael's Genuine in Miami to cook his fish dish. 960 1280

  

Andrew adds blood and eggs into the the ingredients for his chocolate budino dessert, with Chef Michael Voltaggio by his side. 960 1280

Andrew Zimmern bakes with chocolate in Los Angeles CA  

Andrew Zimmern prepares an amuse-bouche in Los Angeles CA

Andrew Zimmern prepares an amuse-bouche in Los Angeles CA

Spanish octopus, frisée, mustard, peanut oil, smoked paprika and pig-face bacon make up this amuse-bouche served at Andrew Zimmern's pop up restaurant in LA. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with Rick Moonen in Las Vegas

Andrew Zimmern with Rick Moonen in Las Vegas

Andrew poses for a picture with Rick Moonen at RM Seafood at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The 2 share a green papaya salad with diver-caught scallops. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with George Foreman

Andrew Zimmern with George Foreman

Andrew shares a laugh with boxing great and culinary entreprenuer George Foreman. 960 1280

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Close-up of a FleurBurger is hand-cut kobe beef

Close-up of a FleurBurger is hand-cut kobe beef

Hubert Keller's FleurBurger is hand-cut kobe beef covered in foie gras and black truffles. 960 1280

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Andrew Zimmern orders food in Austin TX

Andrew Zimmern orders food in Austin TX

Andrew orders a "Mother Clucker" and "Cherry Bombs" from Gourdoughs trailer in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Close-up of charcuterie and melon slices

Close-up of charcuterie and melon slices

Take a look at these tasty charcuterie and melon slices at Contigo in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern makes bologna Memphis TN

Andrew Zimmern makes bologna Memphis TN

Andrew makes bologna at Fineberg Packing in Memphis, TN. 960 1280

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Close-up of batter-fried chitlins in Oxford Mississippi

Close-up of batter-fried chitlins in Oxford Mississippi

Here's a snapshot of batter-fried chitlins with home-made ketchup at City Grocery in Oxford, MS. 960 1280

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Nightime shot of an alligator hunt in Central Florida

Nightime shot of an alligator hunt in Central Florida

Andrew heads out for a night-time alligator hunt with Seminole Indians in Central Florida. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern holds up an armadillo in Florida

Andrew Zimmern holds up an armadillo in Florida

Andrew takes a picture with an armadillo he caught in Central Florida. 960 1280

  

A sea lion kisses Andrew Zimmern in San Diego California

A sea lion kisses Andrew Zimmern in San Diego California

Andrew gets a kiss from Cabo the Sea Lion at the San Diego Zoo. 960 1280

  

Close-up of lime, wild cactus and peppers in Carlsbad California

Close-up of lime, wild cactus and peppers in Carlsbad California

Peppers, wild cactus, lime and dressing are used in this salad, foraged from the beach in Carlsbad, CA. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern looks for wild cactus and prickly pears in Carlsbad California

Andrew Zimmern looks for wild cactus and prickly pears in Carlsbad California

Andrew forages for wild cactus and prickly pears on the hills of Carlsbad Beach outside of San Diego, CA. 960 1280

  

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Andrew Zimmern holds pea and watercress puree

Andrew Zimmern holds pea and watercress puree

Andrew shows off a pea and watercress puree, which is part of his Offal hotdish. 960 1280

  

Offal Hotdish

Offal Hotdish

Check out Andrew's Offal hotdish creation, served as a special at Haute Dish in Minneapolis, MN. This hotdish is made with stewed liver, pig uterus, and pig intestines as the bottom layer. Pureed watercress and English peas is the second layer, topped with a few tater tots. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern prepares to fish with a bow and arrow

Andrew Zimmern prepares to fish with a bow and arrow

Andrew prepares to go bow fishing for carp at Big Marine Lake, located in Marine on St. Croix, MN. 960 1280

  

Showing off big carp after bow fishing at Big Marine Lake

Showing off big carp after bow fishing at Big Marine Lake

Andrew hangs out with bow fishermen Patrick Kirschbaum and Carl Sassen, who show off their big catch. 960 1280

  

Kidney terrine, smoked raisin puree and sour cream

Kidney terrine, smoked raisin puree and sour cream

Take a look at this dish made with kidney terrine, smoked raisin puree and sour cream. 960 1280

  

Smoked Carp

Smoked Carp

After bow fishing on Big Marine Lake, Andrew, with help from local fishermen, prepares smoked carp. 960 1280

  

Shrimp with spring peas, spicy scampi sauce and grilled scallion

Shrimp with spring peas, spicy scampi sauce and grilled scallion

This is Andrew's favorite dish at Tilia, a rest in Minneapolis. It’s shrimp with spring peas, spicy scampi sauce and grilled scallion. 960 1280

  

Beet Salad at Tilia restaurant

Beet Salad at Tilia restaurant

Take a look another dish from Tilia. It’s a delicious beet salad with baby totsoi, pickled carrots, red onion, toasted sesame and yuzu vinaigrette. 960 1280

  

BLT hot dog at Tilia

BLT hot dog at Tilia

Looking for a hot dog with a twist? Andrew tastes a BLT dog at Tilia. 960 1280

  

Southeast Asian produce at the Hmongtown Market in St. Paul, MN

Southeast Asian produce at the Hmongtown Market in St. Paul, MN

Andrew takes a tour of the Hmongtown Market in St. Paul, MN to sample food including some of this Southeast Asian produce. 960 1280

  

Ying Xiong, General Manager of Hmongtown Market

Ying Xiong, General Manager of Hmongtown Market

Ying Xiong, the General Manager of Hmongtown Market, poses for a photo. 960 1280

  

crispy pork intestines with black rice

crispy pork intestines with black rice

Pick up some crispy pork intestines with black rice at St. Paul’s Hmongtown Market. 960 1280

  

Grilled Goat Kidney

Grilled Goat Kidney

At Haute Dish restaurant, Andrew samples this amuse-bouche course, grilled goat kidney served with salad of mushroom, lemon, olive oil and celery. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eating hotdish-on-a-stick

Andrew Zimmern eating hotdish-on-a-stick

Andrew tries hotdish-on-a-stick at a Hotdish Cook-Off and Jell-O Salad Contest, held at the Ballentine VFW in Minneapolis. 960 1280

  

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