Andrew's 'Bizarre' Recipes

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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.

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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 3

Ireland: Ancient Bog Butter & Smoked Pigeon

Andrew Zimmern eats his way from Cork to Dublin, Ireland. He tries the ultimate smoked salmon, dines on pigeon smoked with bog oak,and eats one of his all-time most bizarre foods.

Friday
Jan 20
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 7

Stockholm

Andrew Zimmern travels to Stockholm, Sweden, where the New Nordic movement celebrates putrefied herring and smoked sperm. Whether he's eating grated reindeer testicle or aged horse meat, trying super-Swedish spins on Vietnamese bahn mi and high-end hot dogs, fishing for oily Baltic herring or whisking goose blood soup, Andrew is schooled on the simplicity of Scandinavian culture.

Tuesday
Feb 14
4pm | 3c
Season 0, Episode 1

Sensory Overload

Andrew Zimmern takes a look back at the foods that have sent his senses into overload, from those with a strong smell, strange taste or funky texture, to those that looked just plain weird or should never have been made in the first place!

Tuesday
Mar 28
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 5

North Carolina

From hunting feral hogs to brewing ancestral pot likker soup to grilling ray with world-class chefs, Andrew experiences legendary Down East fellowship in every bite as he explores North Carolina.

Sunday
May 7
3pm | 2c
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.

Monday
May 15
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 2

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Roasted Rodents & Stone Soup

Andrew heads to Croatia, an Eastern European kingdom straight out of a storybook. An up-and-coming tourist hotspot, Andrew still finds ancient tastes from roasted dormice and giant offal kebabs to baked rooster and grilled frog.

Tuesday
May 23
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 3

Minnesota

Andrew takes viewers to the place he calls home: Minnesota. From sampling a deep-fried candy bar to eating the Scandinavian delicacy lutefisk, he shows us why Minnesota's traditional cuisine is far from ordinary.

Monday
Jun 5
9pm | 8c
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Tuesday
Jun 6
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 7

Chile

Andrew visits Chile, the world's longest country with some of the freshest food. He tries scrotum stew and braided cow intestines. Andrew also learns how important ranching and fishing is to small Chilean communities.

Monday
Jun 12
1pm | 12c
Season 8, Episode 1

Madrid

Andrew heads to Madrid, a city with an ever-changing culinary identity that continues to be shaped by the past. From organ omelets and an ancient pig slaughter to a Rolex made of duck liver, Spain is full of exciting flavors.

Tuesday
Jun 20
12am | 11c
Season 9, Episode 2

Great Lakes

From pork shoulder cooked underground to hearty pasties and whitefish plucked from the tumultuous Lake Superior, Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of the individualistic Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

Tuesday
Jun 27
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 2

Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern visits Washington, DC, for Salvadoran favorites, food trucks that feed hordes of hungry federal workers, and takes a trip back into history to taste what our forefathers ate. Whether it's a blackened snakehead sandwich made in a boat on the Potomac, peanut butter paired with foie gras, or Scrapple at a neighborhood grill known for its soul food, DC is a place where historical favorites and new innovations come together to create a variety of unexpected tastes.

Tuesday
Jun 27
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 17

Birmingham: The New South

There's more to Birmingham, AL, than barbecue and bread pudding. Here, Andrew discovers surprising Southern fare like bullfrog hearts with pea shoots and Greek grits that will make you slap your mama.

Tuesday
Jul 18
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 25

Japan

Andrew heads to Japan, where the people have a passion for food and are willing to eat just about anything. He tries some octopus eggs, fermented sushi and an unusually flavored milkshake at a restaurant where the main ingredient in every dish is mayo.

Monday
Jul 24
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 8

Trinidad and Tobago

Join Andrew Zimmern in the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago where if it swims, slithers or scampers, it's on the menu. Andrew bags a few reptiles to make curried iguana and dumplings.

Monday
Jul 24
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 13

Hawaii

Andrew heads to Hawaii, going beyond the typical tourist destinations to sample authentic Hawaiian cuisine, including poi, octopus, wild boar organs and a local favorite: Spam.

Monday
Jul 24
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 18

Sardinia

Andrew visits Sardinia, an island where people still live on distinctive, traditional foods unlike anything Andrew has ever tasted before. He experiences the true flavor of this unique culture by tasting food, including cheese teeming with live maggots.

Monday
Jul 24
3pm | 2c
Season 9, Episode 3

The Southern BBQ Trail

Andrew Zimmern eats his way through the Southern BBQ Trail. He eats dry-aged brisket in Atlanta, liver nip dumplings in South Carolina, raccoon hash in Hull, Georgia, and makes some new friends along the way.

Monday
Jul 24
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 7

Hungary

Bizarre Foods goes to Hungary to get a mix of the old and new when it comes to food and culture. Andrew has an outdoor feast with a family of Romani gypsies, and dines with a top chef that puts a modern twist on traditional favorites.

Monday
Jul 24
5pm | 4c
Season 7, Episode 1

Paris Reborn: Cow Heads, Caves & Pig Parts

Andrew goes to one of the world's culinary capitals, Paris, France. He feasts on mushrooms harvested in underground caves, brines ham delivered to the presidential palace, and learns the dying art of aging artisanal French cheese.

Monday
Jul 24
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 4

Shanghai

Andrew travels to Shanghai to snack on chicken hearts and snail shells. Whether he's tasting turtle cooked by a legend, helping out an ancient fishing family or downing a shot of snake bile, Andrew meets adventure mouth-first.

Monday
Jul 24
7pm | 6c
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
Jul 24
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 2

Great Lakes

From pork shoulder cooked underground to hearty pasties and whitefish plucked from the tumultuous Lake Superior, Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of the individualistic Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

Monday
Jul 24
11pm | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 25
12am | 11c
Season 9, Episode 2

Great Lakes

From pork shoulder cooked underground to hearty pasties and whitefish plucked from the tumultuous Lake Superior, Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of the individualistic Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

Tuesday
Jul 25
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 8

Denver

Denver may be a modern city, but Andrew finds out that you can still get a taste of the Wild West in the food! Whether it's deep fried Rocky Mountain oysters in a biker bar, pheasant cooked over an open flame, or ant larvae beignets in a fine restaurant, Denver is a goldmine of flavors from both yesterday and today!

Tuesday
Jul 25
9am | 8c

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