Bizarre Foods America: The Blues Trail Pictures

Go behind the scenes with Andrew Zimmern as he travels southwesterly to an area between Memphis, TN, and Jackson, MS, also known as the Blues Trail.

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Andrew Zimmern sits down to eat with the Bonneau family and employees of Countryside Family Farm in Bastrop, TX, about 30 miles southeast of Austin
Andrew Zimmern sits down to eat with the Bonneau family and employees of Countryside Family Farm in Bastrop, TX, about 30 miles southeast of Austin

Andrew Zimmern sits down to eat with the Bonneau family and employees of Countryside Family Farm in Bastrop, TX, about 30 miles southeast of Austin

Andrew Zimmern sits down to eat with the Bonneau family and employees of Countryside Family Farm in Bastrop, TX, about 30 miles southeast of Austin. 960 1280

  

Sebastien Bonneu plucks a pigeon for dinner at his farm outside of Austin

Sebastien Bonneu plucks a pigeon for dinner at his farm outside of Austin

Sebastien Bonneu plucks a pigeon for dinner at his farm outside of Austin. 960 1280

  

Smitty's Pit boss John Fullilove and Andrew Zimmern look on as a Smitty's employee checks meat on a barbecue smoker

Smitty's Pit boss John Fullilove and Andrew Zimmern look on as a Smitty's employee checks meat on a barbecue smoker

Smitty's Pit boss John Fullilove and Andrew Zimmern look on as a Smitty's employee checks meat on a barbecue smoker. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern's bacon-wrapped jalapenos are stuffed with bits of venison kidney, liver and heart

Andrew Zimmern's bacon-wrapped jalapenos are stuffed with bits of venison kidney, liver and heart

Andrew Zimmern's bacon-wrapped jalapenos are stuffed with bits of venison kidney, liver and heart. 960 1280

  

Andrew poses for a quick shot in the dining room at Lamberts

Andrew poses for a quick shot in the dining room at Lamberts

Andrew poses for a quick shot in the dining room at Lamberts. 960 1280

  

Venison heart tartare with egg confit at Foreign & Domestic restaurant

Venison heart tartare with egg confit at Foreign & Domestic restaurant

Venison heart tartare with egg confit at Foreign & Domestic restaurant. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern talks with Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, while Austin nightclub entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap looks on

Andrew Zimmern talks with Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, while Austin nightclub entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap looks on

Andrew Zimmern talks with Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, while Austin nightclub entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap looks on. 960 1280

  

Pigs' brains and huckleberries at Foreign & Domestic in Austin.

Pigs' brains and huckleberries at Foreign & Domestic in Austin.

Pigs' brains and huckleberries at Foreign & Domestic in Austin. 960 1280

  

Ox tongue sliders at Contigo Austin restaurant

Ox tongue sliders at Contigo Austin restaurant

Ox tongue sliders at Contigo Austin restaurant. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern takes target practice before a hunt at the Broken Arrow Ranch

Andrew Zimmern takes target practice before a hunt at the Broken Arrow Ranch

Andrew Zimmern takes target practice before a hunt at the Broken Arrow Ranch. 960 1280

  

The Bizarre Foods crew shoots Andrew Zimmern outside the Pig Vicious food trailer

The Bizarre Foods crew shoots Andrew Zimmern outside the Pig Vicious food trailer

The Bizarre Foods crew shoots Andrew Zimmern outside the Pig Vicious food trailer. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern orders a Mother Clucker (fried chicken strip with honey butter) and Cherry Bombs (glazed cherry topped holes, cinnamon, sugar and cake mix topping) from Gourdough’s trailer in Austin.

Andrew Zimmern orders a Mother Clucker (fried chicken strip with honey butter) and Cherry Bombs (glazed cherry topped holes, cinnamon, sugar and cake mix topping) from Gourdough’s trailer in Austin.

Andrew Zimmern orders a Mother Clucker (fried chicken strip with honey butter) and Cherry Bombs (glazed cherry topped holes, cinnamon, sugar and cake mix topping) from Gourdough’s trailer in Austin. 960 1280

  

Roasted quail at a farm lunch at Broken Arrow Ranch

Roasted quail at a farm lunch at Broken Arrow Ranch

Roasted quail at a farm lunch at Broken Arrow Ranch. 960 1280

  

Peanut butter monkey pig sandwich, sausage mac and cheese, and a bacon shake at Pig Vicious food truck.

Peanut butter monkey pig sandwich, sausage mac and cheese, and a bacon shake at Pig Vicious food truck.

Peanut butter monkey pig sandwich, sausage mac and cheese, and a bacon shake at Pig Vicious food truck. 960 1280

  

Cherry Bombs from Gourdough’s

Cherry Bombs from Gourdough’s

Cherry Bombs from Gourdough's. 960 1280

  

Andrew samples food in Iowa
Andrew samples food in Iowa

Andrew samples food in Iowa

Andrew delights his palate with the deep-fried goodness of a giant breaded pork sandwich at B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli in Des Moines. 960 1280

  

Andrew checks out the B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli in Iowa

Andrew checks out the B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli in Iowa

Andrew surveys the landscape at B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli. 960 1280

  

Pig testicles soaking

Pig testicles soaking

Chopped up pig testicles taste better after soaking in Uncle Dale's nut brine. 960 1280

  

Iowa Swabian Hall pig in Iowa

Iowa Swabian Hall pig in Iowa

This Iowa Swabian Hall pig seems to know it's cooked to perfection. 960 1280

  

porchetta being stuffed in Iowa

porchetta being stuffed in Iowa

Andrew looks on as the porchetta is stuffed with sausage, pork loin and organ meat. 960 1280

  

stuffed porchetta in Iowa

stuffed porchetta in Iowa

A close-up view of the newly stuffed, succulent porchetta. 960 1280

  

Andrew dines with a local woman in Iowa

Andrew dines with a local woman in Iowa

Andrew dines with a local woman named Ekram, who organized this Sudanese feast at her church in Des Moines. 960 1280

  

A sample of the items served at the Sudanese feast in Iowa

A sample of the items served at the Sudanese feast in Iowa

At the Sudanese feast, attendees were served raw sheep liver and stomach served cold. 960 1280

  

exterior shot of Polashek's Locker Service in Iowa

exterior shot of Polashek's Locker Service in Iowa

An exterior shot of Polashek's Locker Service, an old-school meat market and custom processor located in Protivin, a city in northeast Iowa. 960 1280

  

Andrew holds a piece of head cheese in Iowa

Andrew holds a piece of head cheese in Iowa

Andrew holds up a piece of house-made head cheese at Polashek's Locker Service. 960 1280

  

A close-up shot of Snouts, tongues and cheeks in Iowa

A close-up shot of Snouts, tongues and cheeks in Iowa

Snouts, tongues and cheeks. Oh my! These are the main ingredients in Polashek's signature Czech sausage. 960 1280

  

Butchers chop up a pig in Iowa

Butchers chop up a pig in Iowa

Andrew witnesses the breakdown of a pig at Polashek's Locker Service. 960 1280

  

Ham ia being rinsed off at La Quercia in Iowa

Ham ia being rinsed off at La Quercia in Iowa

Andrew watches as Herb Eckhouse rinses off hams at La Quercia, a maker of dry cured meats in Norwalk, a city in southern Iowa. 960 1280

  

prosciutto taste test in Iowa

prosciutto taste test in Iowa

Berkshire vs. Tamworth: It's a prosciutto taste test at Iowa's La Quercia headquarters. 960 1280

  

Andrew eats bacon at LA Quercia in Iowa

Andrew eats bacon at LA Quercia in Iowa

Andrew samples bacon at LA Quercia. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Motor City Soul Food
Andrew Zimmern at Motor City Soul Food

Andrew Zimmern at Motor City Soul Food

Andrew Zimmern and a production crew member for Bizarre Foods America, on the left, pose for a photo with patrons at Motor City Soul Food in Detroit. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern and Mayor Karen Majewski at Amar's Pizza

Andrew Zimmern and Mayor Karen Majewski at Amar's Pizza

Andrew tries various types of pizza at Amar’s Pizza with Mayor Karen Majewski in Hamtramck, MI. 960 1280

  

Pljeskavica Burger

Pljeskavica Burger

A pljeskavica burger -- filled with cream cheese -- at Palma, a Bosnian restaurant in Hamtramck, MI. 960 1280

  

Whole Pig on the Grill

Whole Pig on the Grill

Check out this whole pig on the grill at Kap's Wholesale Meats located in Detroit’s Eastern Market. 960 1280

  

Detroit Eastern Market

Detroit Eastern Market

The production company shoots a scene with Andrew Zimmern at Detroit's Eastern Market. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern and Chuck Bennett at Cafe D'Mongo Speakeasy

Andrew Zimmern and Chuck Bennett at Cafe D'Mongo Speakeasy

Andrew and Detroit News columnist Chuck Bennett pose for a picture at Café D'Mongo Speakeasy. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern in a beekeeper's suit

Andrew Zimmern in a beekeeper's suit

Outreach Coordinator Shane Bernardo helps Andrew get suited up to harvest honey at Earthworks Urban Farm. 960 1280

  

Twice-cooked Muskrat

Twice-cooked Muskrat

Andrew eats twice-cooked muskrat for lunch on the shore of the Detroit River. 960 1280

  

Fresh Perch

Fresh Perch

Andrew samples this fresh perch during a shore lunch near the Detroit River. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern relaxes in a Jacuzzi

Andrew Zimmern relaxes in a Jacuzzi

Andrew and Johnny Kolakowski relax in the Jacuzzi after their muskrat lunch. 960 1280

  

Andrew holding a pig's tail

Andrew holding a pig's tail

Andrew holds up a pig's tail at The Mower Gang's cook-out in Detroit. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern helps the Detroit Mower Gang mow the lawn at a city park

Andrew Zimmern helps the Detroit Mower Gang mow the lawn at a city park

Andrew pitches in to help mow an overgrown park with the Detroit Mower Gang. 960 1280

  

Turkey Roll

Turkey Roll

Look at this delicious turkey roll. It's turkey rolled around brisket, Coney dogs, bacon, rib meat and basil. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eat an Iftar meal with the Karaali family

Andrew Zimmern eat an Iftar meal with the Karaali family

Andrew enjoys dessert with the Karaali and Haidous family after the Iftar meal during Ramadan. 960 1280

  

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