Ethiopia

Take a virtual journey to Africa with Andrew as he travels to Ethiopia. Check out his pictures of raw spiced camel, wild hyenas, the Harar market and a coffee plantation.

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The Bizarre Foods crew shooting in the woods around the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern hunts for mushrooms and finds a Hen of the Woods Mushroom. 960 1280

  

Andrew eats a real mountain meal and talks with the locals in Pittman Center, Tennessee. 960 1280

  

Check out the spread for a local feast in Pittman, Tennessee. 960 1280

  

Cooks prepare local mushrooms at The Market Place Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina. 960 1280

  

Andrew shows off squirrel brains at Embers restaurant on Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. 960 1280

  

A close-up of the delicious squirrel heads at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. 960 1280

  

A view of the beautiful Tennessee landscape. 960 1280

  

Andrew shares a traditional meal with a Native American family in Cherokee, North Carolina. 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

  

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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Tourists walk on the rim of the Volcan Masaya. The volcano emits clouds of sulfuric-smelling smoke and steam. 960 1280

  

The production crew shoots a scene with Andrew inside a big canoe in Nicaragua. 960 1280

  

Coffee-cupping is the best method of quality control for coffee cooperatives. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern and the Grenada Sharks baseball team stand for the Nicaraguan national anthem before the start of a game. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern shows them just where the maggots are hiding in the "juicy cheese worm" cheese. 960 1280

  

The cheese, in the center of this dish, is host to a thousand tiny maggots, which make the cheese very pungent. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern and author/guide Josh Berman enjoying bull testicle soup and ceviche at a roadside truckstop. 960 1280

  

Andrew and the production crew shoot a scene in Bluefields, Nicaragua. 960 1280

  

Miss Edna poses with Andrew after she and her family prepared a home-cooked Creole meal for him in Bluefields, Nicaragua. 960 1280

  

Andrew rides the Tranquilo #6 bus from Managua to Sebaco. Along the way, food vendors, boarded selling local food. 960 1280

  

Andrew slurps the center of an iguana egg out of its leathery shell at the food stands in Masaya. 960 1280

  

Andrew and local guitar maker Sergio Zapeda explore the food stands in Masaya, Nicaragua. 960 1280

  

Nicaragua  13 Photos

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A crocodile's bite is 10 times more deadly than the bite of a great white shark. 960 1280

  

In Papua New Guinea, restaurants serve crocodile meat with turmeric to create a tasty stew. Some people believe eating croc meat can cure asthma. 960 1280

  

Monitor lizards grow up to 9 feet long. A single bite can cause an allergic reaction that could lead to death. 960 1280

  

A female monitor lizard can carry 30-40 eggs. The eggs are usually boiled in water and eaten as a treat in the Philippines. 960 1280

  

In the Philippines, monitor lizard meat is usually cooked with coconut milk and chili. Filipinos believe eating the meat can help treat heart and liver problems. 960 1280

  

In 2008, a small village in the Philippines became deathly ill after eating the cooked flesh from hawksbill turtles. The turtles eat a variety of toxic sea sponges. 960 1280

  

Despite the health hazards, several villagers continue to eat the meat from hawksbill turtles. 960 1280

  

In Thailand, a cane toad's skin is covered with alkaloid, a poisonous venom. The venom can enter the body through a cut or by eating the toxic critter. 960 1280

  

Cooks must be skilled to prepare a dish with poisonous cane toad as the main ingredient. In Thailand, some locals deep fry the toads in garlic. 960 1280

  

A Vietnamese man skins rats after boiling them in hot water. Rats can carry a bacterial infection called leptospirosis that can liver and kidney failure. 960 1280

  

Three thousand tons of rats are consumed in Vietnam each year. 960 1280

  

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Julius Caesar Salad and a big chicken ready for a party. 960 1280

  

Group of guests show off their costumes. 960 1280

  

Party guests went all out to dress up. 960 1280

  

Some of the random accoutrements found around the location of Andrew's halloween-special Party. 960 1280

  

Appetizers are plated and ready to go. 960 1280

  

Guinea pigs and raw kidney are two of the main courses. 960 1280

  

Chef Patrick from Typhoon restaurant, in Santa Monica, CA, showcases his cockroach stir-fry. 960 1280

  

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Andrew making sure he got the shot at the Morales' family farm near the Toro Negro National Forest. 960 1280

  

Carmen Comocho fishes for a compliment after preparing a Puerto Rican dish for Andrew. 960 1280

  

Deep-Fried Pork was just one of a few dishes Andrew sampled when visiting the Toro Negro National Forest. 960 1280

  

Andrew enjoys horseback riding on a Paso Fino horse along a beach in Puerto Rico. 960 1280

  

The Bizarre Foods crew shoots an act before the stormy weather strikes. 960 1280

  

The crew films Andrew Zimmern and Chef Maira Isabel on horseback. 960 1280

  

Andrew and Maira enjoy a mallorca in La Bombonera in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. 960 1280

  

Interior snapshot of historic La Bombonera, one of several places Andrew Zimmern visits in Puerto Rico. 960 1280

  

Andrew and Chef Wilo Benet take a break to enjoy shaved ice during a sight-seeing tour of Old San Juan. 960 1280

  

Mallorcas and fresh fruit is one of many dishes served at El Picoteo inside El Convento Hotel. 960 1280

  

Andrew and Chef Wilo Benet pose at El Picoteo, located at El Convento Hotel. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern shows off some land crab and pigs feet at Pikayo restaurant. 960 1280