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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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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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

  

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Andrew takes a walk along the gorgeous sea wall in Havana called the Malecon. 960 1280

  

Octopus salad at La Guarida, a private restaurant in a stunning, old Havana mansion. 960 1280

  

Soviet-era missiles are on display outside an old Spanish fort in Havana. 960 1280

  

Andrew gets a kiss and hug from 2 women in the pedestrian district of Old Havana. 960 1280

  

Andrew checks out Havana Rakatan, a Cuban dance group, as they prepare for their European tour. 960 1280

  

Andrew goes cruising in a 1957 Oldsmobile during his visit in Havana. 960 1280

  

Andrew visits the Vinales Valley, where he eats roasted pig and tree rat, or jutia, for lunch. 960 1280

  

Andrew relaxes on a bus made in China on a drive through Havana. 960 1280

  

The TV crew shoots the Santeria, a ritual practiced mainly in homes at altars where offerings are made to the saints. 960 1280

  

The Santeria priest, a babalawo, humanely sacrifices a chicken over Andrew's head as part of a purification ritual. 960 1280

  

A cigar taster guides Andrew through the finer points of cigar smoking in the VIP room at Partigas Factory. 960 1280

  

The wildlife on Cayo Macho is abundant and definitely not fearful of Andrew. 960 1280

  

Andrew explores the rich sea life off the uninhabited island of Cayo Macho. 960 1280

  

Andrew eats lunch at a local fisherman's house on the southern coast of Cuba. 960 1280

  

Andrew dances the night away at a tourist favorite, Casa de La Musica, in Trinidad. 960 1280

  

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