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Andrew Zimmern with suckling pig

Andrew Zimmern with suckling pig

Andrew Zimmern acquaints himself with a fresh suckling pig before it hits the oven at Muncan Food Corporation, in Queens, NY. 960 1280

  

Deep-fried cod, a Bukharian dish

Deep-fried cod, a Bukharian dish

Deep-fried female cod is part of a traditional Bukharian feast in Rego Park, in Queens, NY. This dish traveled to Queens with Burkharian Jews from Central Asia. 960 1280

  

Andrew samples authentic Bukharian bread

Andrew samples authentic Bukharian bread

Andrew samples authentic Bukharian bread with the owners of Rokhat Kosher Bakery in Rego Park, Queens. 960 1280

  

Buffalo chicken feet at M. Wells Diner

Buffalo chicken feet at M. Wells Diner

Andrew says the buffalo chicken feet with maple syrup and pickled celery, prepared by chef Hugue Dufour, at M. Wells Dinette in Long Island City, NY, is spectacular. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimern at Muncan Food Corporation

Andrew Zimern at Muncan Food Corporation

The craft of Romanian meat handling has been passed down over 3 generations at Muncan Food Corporation. Andrew chats with 2 of the 3 generations running the Queens institution. 960 1280

  

Beef tongue at Phayul

Beef tongue at Phayul

Beef tongue and fresh chilies from Phayul, a Tibetan restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Golden Shopping Mall

Andrew Zimmern at Golden Shopping Mall

Andrew has a passion for Chinese food, so he was happy to taste these dumplings at the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, NY, known for its authentic Asian fare. 960 1280

  

Bone marrow soup at Golden Shopping Mall

Bone marrow soup at Golden Shopping Mall

A steaming bowl of bone marrow soup at the Golden Shopping Mall. 960 1280

  

Nepalese appetizers at Tawa Food

Nepalese appetizers at Tawa Food

Tiny Nepalese appetizers on display at Tawa Food, a hidden gem in Jackson Heights, Queens. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with Lingbo Li

Andrew Zimmern with Lingbo Li

Andrew Zimmern catches up with food blogger Lingbo Li on a food tour through Flushing's Chinese neighborhoods. 960 1280

  

Mung bean jelly at Fu Run restaurant

Mung bean jelly at Fu Run restaurant

A plate of mung bean jelly, an Asian noodle dish, at Fu Run restaurant in Flushing, Queens. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern poses with cops in Queens

Andrew Zimmern poses with cops in Queens

Andrew poses with the proud men and women working the beat in Corona, Queens. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with Jason Wang at Xi'an Famous Foods

Andrew Zimmern with Jason Wang at Xi'an Famous Foods

Andrew Zimmern and Jason Wang of Xi'an Famous Foods sample the restaurant's newest creation – super-thin, very long longevity noodles. 960 1280

  

Fresh lamb at Xi'an Famous Foods

Fresh lamb at Xi'an Famous Foods

This fresh lamb will be transformed by the genius cooking taking place at Xi'an Famous Foods in New York. 960 1280

  

Andrew works undercover as a waiter at The Meatball Shop on Stanton Street in NYC. 960 1280

  

Andrew enjoys the smell of handmade lobster burata at Marea, one of NYC's finest restaurants. 960 1280

  

This tasty dish of lobster burata is one of Marea's signature dishes. 960 1280

  

The Bizarre Foods crew films a couple shots of NYC's busy Times Square. 960 1280

  

Andrew can't resist an aged prime steak from LaFrieda's. 960 1280

  

Andrew carefully picks up a durian fruit at a Chinatown market. 960 1280

  

A tray of fresh figs wait to be turned into a delicacy at Marea's restaurant. 960 1280

  

This is definitely not the right wig for Andrew's undercover kitchen mission. 960 1280

  

Andrew poses in disguise before he waits tables at The Meatball Shop. 960 1280

  

Andrew gets a lesson in butchering sirloin from Pat LaFrieda at his butcher shop, Wholesale Meat Purveyors. 960 1280

  

Take a trip to Chinatown to pick up a variety of fresh seafood at a local fish market. 960 1280

  

Andrew learns how to slice sirloin from the bone. 960 1280

  

Octopus fusilli with bone marrow is one of many dishes Andrew had to prepare at Marea Restaurant in NYC. 960 1280

  

Andrew talks beef with Pat LaFrieda in New Jersey. 960 1280

  

Pig head at the market in Mexico City

Pig head at the market in Mexico City

Xochimilco Market is one of the world's best examples of the cultural impact of "place." It's a living history lesson. Talking to vendors, such as this pork butcher, intimately connects you to other worlds. And I got a great pig's head tip: Brine, then rub with cilantro and lime before roasting. 960 1280

  

'Andrw Zimmern with chef Enrique Olivera at his restaurant Pujol in Mexico City smoking a piece of baby corn in a bowl of charred husks. As seen on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.' 960 1280

  

'Andrew Zimmern eating a tortilla with cheese, coriander and homemade green sauce from a vendor at Xochimilco Market in Mexico City as seen on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.' 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern holds a taco in Mexico City

Andrew Zimmern holds a taco in Mexico City

I made this taco at my pal Basilio's house by pulling fish roe, onions, tomatillos, chilies and cilantro out from the tamale they were cooked in. It's how they do it at his house. He farms the fish and grows all the ingredients, and his family has been doing that right here since before the Spanish arrived. 960 1280

  

'Andrew Zimmern practicing a little falconry with two passersby in the Mexico City district of Xochimilco as seen on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.' 960 1280

  

'A serving chicken feet with chili peppers and lime at a market stall in Tepito in Mexico City as seen on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.' 960 1280

  

'Andrew Zimmern sucking marrow out of pig bones with a straw at a market restaurant in the Tepito district of Mexico City as seen on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.' 960 1280

  

'Pig knuckles used for making soup in the market at Tepito in Mexico City as seen on Travel Channel's Bizarre Food with Andrew Zimmern.' 960 1280

  

'Seafood stew at street stall in Calle Lopez district of Mexico City as seen on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.' 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern samples ant eggs

Andrew Zimmern samples ant eggs

I am in Hidalgo, about 2 hours from Mexico City … and I could be sampling freshly dug-up escamoles (ant eggs) in this picture — or complaining to my pal, chef Jose Carlos Redon, and his ranch hands that the ant that stung me the hardest in battle is about to lose the war. 960 1280

  

'Nopale worms and red maguey worms are eaten in Hidalgo Mexico. As seen on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Adrew Zimmern.' 960 1280

  

'Andrew Zimmern counts the dead bugs in a glass of agave juice taken straight from a plant in Hidalgo Mexico. As seen on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.' 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern looks at a glass jar with dead bugs

Andrew Zimmern looks at a glass jar with dead bugs

Stink bugs and fried nopal worms are ready to be eaten at my friend Jose's ranch house in Hidalgo, Mexico. These ingredients taste better than you can even imagine and will change the face of food poverty, health, environmental sustainability and wellness in our world when everyone starts eating them just a few times a month. 960 1280

  

'Tacos made with chicken peppers and escamole (ant eggs) in Hidalgo Mexico as seen on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on Travel Channel.' 960 1280

  

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