Andrew's 'Bizarre' Recipes

Chicken Fried Steak

Get the recipe for Andrew Zimmern's chicken fried steak inspired by season 9 of 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 2, Episode 17

Sicily, Italy

Renée Restivo, of Soul of Sicily, guides Andrew around the Italian island, where the people think of themselves as Sicilian first and Italian second. The local cuisine thrives on unique flavors.

Wednesday
Jan 11
6pm | 5c
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 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
Feb 20
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.

Saturday
Mar 4
12pm | 11c
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.

Sunday
Mar 5
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 4

Virginia: Cicadas & Cownose Rays

Andrew hits one of our original colonies, Virginia, where plenty of surprises await. Among other delicacies he samples mystery snails, Brood II cicadas and the "other, other" red meat -- the Chesapeake cownose ray.

Monday
Mar 13
1pm | 12c
Season 0, Episode 8

Everything but the Squeal

From raw pig's blood in Bali and ground pig snouts, ears and tongues in Cleveland, OH, to cured pig legs in Sardinia and pig face bacon in Los Angeles, Andrew Zimmern recaps his favorite porcine finds.

Tuesday
Mar 14
9am | 8c
Season 0, Episode 11

From the Vault: Volume 2

Andrew Zimmern is back with another round of never-before-told-stories and behind-the-scene moments with the crew. From hot wings in Chicago to Muskrat pate in Detroit, Andrew reveals some of the foods that didn't make it into the show.

Tuesday
Mar 14
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 6

Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway

Andrew Zimmern cruises up the most scenic highway in America on a seafood-sampling adventure. His journey takes him hagfish fishing in the Pacific, eating the slimy reproductive organs of sea urchins and foraging for juicy gooseneck barnacles.

Sunday
Mar 19
7pm | 6c
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.

Monday
Mar 20
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 2

Twin Cities

It's Midwestern comfort food with a twist when Andrew makes the rounds to some of his favorite food spots in the Twin Cities, his adopted hometown.

Monday
Apr 3
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 2

Lisbon: Snails, Sardines & Barnacles

Andrew heads to the coast in Lisbon, Portugal. He braves crashing surf to harvest barnacles from the rocky shore, feasts on mounds of mollusks at huge snail festival, and learns the secret to making the world's best canned fish.

Tuesday
Apr 4
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 7

Minnesota State Fair: Curds, Corn & Cracklins

Andrew Zimmern visits the Minnesota State Fair for some of the country's most kitschy and bizarre food. From fried pickles and chocolate to goats milk straight from the udder, Andrew explores what it takes to feed more than a million hungry fair goers.

Monday
Apr 17
2pm | 1c
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
Apr 24
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 8

Finland

Andrew ventures to Finland, a country where traditional cooking still reigns but is also inspiring a new food trend known as new Nordic cuisine. Andrew finds out that Finns like to make the most of the fresh foods that are right in their own backyards!

Monday
Apr 24
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 4

Brooklyn: Schmaltz & Sea Robins

Andrew Zimmern uncovers what's cookin' in Brooklyn, NY. During his visit, Andrew samples grilled sea robin in Sheepshead Bay, tries kombucha bacteria pancakes in a defunct pharmaceutical warehouse, and eats a spleen sandwich in an Italian focacceria.

Monday
Apr 24
2pm | 1c
Season 8, Episode 2

Senegal

Andrew journeys to Senegal for brain-like snails and charred beef ankle. Whether he's on a near-death fishing trip or dining with a local family over a whole roasted sheep, Andrew is immersed in West African culture.

Monday
Apr 24
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 5

Pennsylvania

Andrew samples Pennsylvania's staple foods that most people never hear about. Andrew meet interesting people, including a Japanese superstar chef who cooks poisonous sex organs and a family that boils up every part of the pig,

Monday
Apr 24
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 7

Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds

Andrew Zimmern travels to the Faroe Islands, a mysterious Nordic wonderland. He dives into frigid waters for giant horse mussels, feasts on a fermented sheep's head and eats seagulls scooped from the ocean.

Monday
Apr 24
5pm | 4c
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
Apr 24
6pm | 5c
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
Apr 24
7pm | 6c
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.

Monday
Apr 24
9pm | 8c
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
Apr 25
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 40

How It's Made

Andrew Zimmern circles the globe to discover food making processes old and new. He helps make and eat traditional longevity noodles in Taipei, olive oil on a Moroccan mountainside and true ham in Paris.

Tuesday
Apr 25
9am | 8c
Season 0, Episode 39

The Great Outdoors

Andrew Zimmern travels the world on a hunt for the planet's most delicious game. He eats black bear skin cracklings in Arkansas, pan-fried nutria in Louisiana and wildebeest organs, including an eyeball, in Namibia.

Tuesday
Apr 25
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 37

Whole Hog

Andrew Zimmern celebrates the world's greatest edible animal by digging into every part. From year-old cured ham to deep-fried testicles and melts-in-your-mouth snout sandwiches, the hog provides unmatched versatility.

Tuesday
Apr 25
11am | 10c

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