Andrew's 'Bizarre' Recipes

Stews, Steaks and More

Get the skinny on Andrew Zimmern's custom recipes inspired by his American travels seen on Bizarre Foods.

About the Show

Andrew Zimmern is dusting off his passport to crisscross the globe in search of the world's most bizarre foods.

Bizarre Foods

About the Host

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is a writer, TV personality, chef, and teacher. A New York City native, he began his formal culinary training at the age of 14, apprenticing with some of the greatest chefs in the world.

As the co-creator, host and contributing producer of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew travels the world, tasting the most unique, traditional fare he can find. From restaurants to jungle markets, it's all about discovering the authentic, immersive experience.
Season 5, Episode 8

Hawaii's Big Island: Eyeballs and Abalone

Andrew Zimmern heads to Hawaii's Big Island, far from the tourist-filled beaches. He pulls huge freshwater prawns out of hidden streams, harvests abalone from an aquaculture farm, and feasts on tuna eyeballs at a local grocery store.

Tuesday
Feb 14
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 6

Los Angeles: Spleen Soup and Sriracha

Andrew Zimmern pulls back the curtain on the LA food scene, sampling fried fish fins at a high-tech fish processor and learning the secret to the country's hottest hot sauce.

Tuesday
Mar 7
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 1

Vancouver: Box Crabs and Bull Kelp

Whether it's from the land or the sea, Andrew Zimmern finds that Vancouver has an abundance of fresh food. His discoveries include box crab and bull kelp, blood sausage made with pig heads, and a look behind the scenes at a tuna cannery.

Wednesday
Mar 8
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 6

NYC Overnight: Bizarre at All Hours

New York is the city that never sleeps. Andrew pulls the night shift to explore the hidden world that fuels the Big Apple. From eating goat brains at a cabby hangout to slurping blood clams at a fish market at 4 a.m., Andrew finds out why feeding hungry New Yorkers is an all-night job.

Saturday
Mar 18
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 29

Eastern Australia

Andrew goes snorkeling and spear fishing and visits a farm where they "pamper" their cattle. He makes a stop at the Sydney Fish Market where he samples bizarre food he's never tasted before, including Balamain Bugs, Flathead Fish and Spanner Crabs.

Monday
May 29
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 7

Peruvian Amazon: Giant Rodents and Biting Ants

Andrew Zimmern goes off the grid in Iquitos, Peru, in the heart of the Amazon. He wrestles giant paiche fish, hits local markets for grilled coconut grubs and smoked jungle rodents, and forages for giant biting ants with a tribal shaman.

Monday
Jun 19
5pm | 4c
Season 7, Episode 6

Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos

Andrew travels south to Oaxaca, Mexico for tastes and traditions thousands of generations old. From winged ants and grilled intestines to grasshoppers and dried beef hearts, Andrew eats a path through Mexico's culinary capital.

Tuesday
Jul 18
2am | 1c
Season 7, Episode 6

Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos

Andrew travels south to Oaxaca, Mexico for tastes and traditions thousands of generations old. From winged ants and grilled intestines to grasshoppers and dried beef hearts, Andrew eats a path through Mexico's culinary capital.

Monday
Jul 31
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 10

New Mexico

Andrew Zimmern comes to New Mexico where the frontier spirit can still be found, even when it comes to the food! Andrew goes out hunting buffalo on horseback and learns to roast prairie dogs with members of a Pueblo tribe, but he also meets modern day pioneers living inside futuristic homes that produce fresh ingredients for every meal. From fresh buffalo sliced buffalo heart, to menudo made the old fashioned way, to a matanza celebration featuring blood pudding and fried pig skin, Andrew explores the many layers of flavors from the past and present that can be found in this southwestern state!

Tuesday
Aug 8
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 3

Mongolia

Andrew travels to rugged Mongolia, where living off the land is part of the country's nomadic tradition. He eats foods prepared in ways he's never seen before from a blowtorch barbecue to an animal carcass oven.

Monday
Sep 25
1pm | 12c
Season 9, Episode 8

Cajun Country Trail

Andrew Zimmern heads south to explore Louisiana's Cajun country. From blood sausage to chewy ginger cakes, seafood gumbo to wild hog heart, Andrew finds that Cajun country is rife with edible resources and French-inspired recipes from the past.

Monday
Oct 30
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 14

The Other Florida

Andrew goes deep into the interior of Florida and discovers that Florida is a lot more than its beaches and amusement parks. From its traditional Native American foods like water turtle roasted in the shell, to smoked armadillo and frog legs, Florida offers Andrew a taste of its rural side.

Tuesday
Oct 31
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 9

Baja Mexico

Andrew explores the peninsula of Baja in Mexico - where the land is harsh, but the people and the food are out of this world! From street carts to high-end cuisine in Tijuana, Ensenada and La Paz, Andrew samples the best.

Monday
Nov 6
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 21

Indonesia

Andrew visits Indonesia, a tropical paradise where modern life is still influenced by ancient rituals, and food is at the core of centuries old traditions. He explores the culture and cuisine by drinking cobra blood, feasting on water buffalo entrails and more.

Monday
Nov 20
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 8

Thailand

Andrew travels to Northeastern Thailand to uncover a culture not familiar to Western tourists. The people in the Isan region know how to make use of everything living and breathing when it comes to food.

Monday
Nov 20
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 7

Peruvian Amazon: Giant Rodents and Biting Ants

Andrew Zimmern goes off the grid in Iquitos, Peru, in the heart of the Amazon. He wrestles giant paiche fish, hits local markets for grilled coconut grubs and smoked jungle rodents, and forages for giant biting ants with a tribal shaman.

Monday
Nov 20
2pm | 1c
Season 7, Episode 6

Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos

Andrew travels south to Oaxaca, Mexico for tastes and traditions thousands of generations old. From winged ants and grilled intestines to grasshoppers and dried beef hearts, Andrew eats a path through Mexico's culinary capital.

Monday
Nov 20
3pm | 2c
Season 9, Episode 7

Magnificent Mississippi River

Andrew Zimmern follows Mark Twain's path down the Mississippi River for a slice of Americana. Floating from meal to meal, he tries frog legs on a cargo ship, hunts wood duck, grills huge fish ribs and learns the art of Deep South pheasant pot pie.

Monday
Nov 20
4pm | 3c
Season 10, Episode 8

Yukon Gold Rush Trail

Andrew Zimmern tests his mettle on the trail that brought gold rushers through the treacherous Yukon. Along the way, he eats black bear heart, beaver tail and oil-soaked crackers with the gritty characters who call it home.

Monday
Nov 20
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 1

Lewis and Clark Trail

Andrew Zimmern experiences the bountiful cuisine of the Pacific Northwest while retracing the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. He samples Pacific lampreys, forages for edible barnacles and harvests sea salt on this culinary adventure.

Monday
Nov 20
6pm | 5c
Season 9, Episode 4

Civil War

Andrew Zimmern sinks his teeth into the foods that have sustained soldiers and civilians since the lean times of the Civil War and shaped a region's cuisine, from barbecued raccoon and squirrel stew to tooth-cracking hard tack.

Monday
Nov 20
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 14

Louisville: Bourbon and Burgoo

Andrew finds the pioneer spirit still going strong in Louisville, KY, when he tastes its unique foods, like barbequed sheep meat, pork brain sandwiches and burgoo, a hunter's stew made with squirrel.

Tuesday
Nov 21
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

Seattle

Andrew visits Seattle, where the food scene is a contrast of high-tech sophistication and rugged simplicity. He’s an eyewitness to how complicated gadgets create brand-new tastes, and he visits an all-natural farm to eat cow placenta.

Tuesday
Nov 21
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 1

Pittsburgh: Catfish & Kiska

Andrew Zimmern finds that Pittsburgh has a knack for blending old and new food traditions, like old world favorites such as stuffed cabbage and braunschweiger to cutting-edge goat heart tartare.

Tuesday
Nov 21
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 12

Undiscovered Hawaii

Andrew gets a taste of Hawaii's other side by sampling raw fish salad with eyeballs in Waimanalo, a drink made from the juice of a rotting noni fruit in Miloli'i and deep-fried pork intestine in Honolulu's Chinatown. There are all kinds of unexpected Hawaiian food traditions for Andrew to enjoy.

Tuesday
Nov 21
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 12

Miami

The blend of old world immigrants and new wave trendsetters are bringing a mix of flavors to Miami's multicultural cuisine. Andrew Zimmern samples roasted pig brains, salt cured fish eggs, and a fruit that feels like glass in the throat.

Tuesday
Nov 21
12pm | 11c

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