Sulawesi

Andrew travels to Sulawesi to witness a water buffalo sacrifice at a funeral, taste freshwater snails, and discover more than 2 genders in the Bissu community.

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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

  

Andrew gets a close-up look at barbecue in Nashville

Andrew gets a close-up look at barbecue in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern and pitmaster Pat Martin serve up a whole hog's worth of barbecue at Pat's Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern stands behind barbecue in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern stands behind barbecue in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern is disappointed in the "child's portion" of barbecue he received at Pat Martin's. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern crane hunts in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern crane hunts in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern, hunter Chris Nischan and game warden C.J. Jaynes wait in a Sandhill Crane blind to shoot, well, crane. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern holds a Sandhill Crane in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern holds a Sandhill Crane in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern shows off his first bagged Sandhill Crane. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with a duck foot in his mouth

Andrew Zimmern with a duck foot in his mouth

Andrew Zimmern munches on a pigeon foot at The Catbird Seat. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern with Kurdish family in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern with Kurdish family in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern gets a lesson in hand-rolling traditional Kurdish meat-stuffed dumplings with Remziya Suleyman and her family. 960 1280

  

Close-up shot of Kurdish dishes in Nashville

Close-up shot of Kurdish dishes in Nashville

Some of the exquisite Kurdish dishes up-close and personal. Can you taste them? 960 1280

  

Kahlil Arnold speaks with Andrew Zimmern in Nashville

Kahlil Arnold speaks with Andrew Zimmern in Nashville

Owner Kahlil Arnold shares the secret to Arnold's success: great food! 960 1280

  

Whole hog on pit in Nashville

Whole hog on pit in Nashville

Pat Martin does barbecue like no other: whole hog in the pit. 960 1280

  

Food at Azadi Kurdish Market in Nashville

Food at Azadi Kurdish Market in Nashville

A typical offering at Azadi Kurdish Market. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern admires pork in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern admires pork in Nashville

Andrew Zimmern likes his barbecued pork straight from the pit. 960 1280

  

Hunting with Golden Eagles

Hunting with Golden Eagles

This is a 15-pound golden eagle right before we let it loose to catch its prey. This is a sporting ritual in Kazakhstan. 960 1280

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Eagle Hunter, Khurmet

Eagle Hunter, Khurmet

This is a 13-year-old eagle hunter named Khurmet. He is preparing to release a golden eagle in pursuit of a rabbit. 960 1280

  

Kazakhstan's Great Outdoors

Kazakhstan's Great Outdoors

How's this for spectacular scenery? Riding through the Tian Shan Mountains to the hunting grounds with our eagle was a special experience. 960 1280

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Visiting Locals in Nura, Kazakhstan

Visiting Locals in Nura, Kazakhstan

Nasir Momotov greets me in his farmhouse courtyard in the village of Nura, Kazakhstan. 960 1280

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Uzbek Woman in Almaty

Uzbek Woman in Almaty

Receiving gifts from Uzbek women after lunch at a restaurant called the Uzbek Woman in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  960 1280

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Local Cheeses

Local Cheeses

Shopping for cheese at the local Almaty market. 960 1280

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Sightseeing in Almaty

Sightseeing in Almaty

Taking a stroll through the Soviet-era monuments in a local park in Almaty. 960 1280

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Kazakhstan's Comfort Food

Kazakhstan's Comfort Food

A tray full of fresh-baked samsa, fluffy pastries stuffed with lamb and onions, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 960 1280

  

Traditional Family Meal

Traditional Family Meal

Dinner is served at the Momotov house in Nura — stuffed sheep's stomach with all the trimmings. 960 1280

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Kabobs at Shashlik Restaurant

Kabobs at Shashlik Restaurant

Grilled lamb offal on skewers at Shashlik on Kirova, the most popular grilled-meat restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 960 1280

  

A Family Gathering

A Family Gathering

The Momotov family table. 960 1280

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National Dish of Kazakhstan

National Dish of Kazakhstan

Beshbarmak is one of the national dishes of Kazakhstan. It's braised horse meat over handmade noodles with caramelized onions. 960 1280

  

Lunch!

Lunch!

Lunch break at a local horse dairy farm. 960 1280

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Roasted Lamb

Roasted Lamb

Roasted lamb, pressure-cooked in a dairy tin with hot stones, is served at a farm lunch in Kazakhstan. 960 1280

  

A Lesson in Noodle-Making

A Lesson in Noodle-Making

Noodle-making lesson about to begin in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 960 1280

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