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Have a taste for the bizarre? Check out bizarre foods from around the world. Beware: These photos are not for the squeamish.

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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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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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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

  

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