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 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 1, Episode 6

United Kingdom

Haggis, neeps and tatties, cockles and whelks -- it's either the start of a unique nursery rhyme or a list of some of the more unusual foods Andrew experiences on his journey through the UK.

Friday
Jan 20
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 12

San Francisco

Ever tasted calf tongue from a food truck? Curious about what happens to the thrown out food from your favorite restaurants? Then join Andrew as he visits San Francisco, a city so well known for its counter-culture that even the food can make a political statement! From digging through dumpsters with activists fighting against waste and hunger, to learning how one couple is breeding bugs as a new protein source, to foraging in the wild of a city park to find fresh food to serve at a secret dinner served by an underground food movement, Andrew gets a taste of some alternative food sources that may cause you to question your next meal.

Monday
May 1
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
May 16
6pm | 5c
Season 6, Episode 2

Ho Chi Minh City: Rat Hearts & Porcupine Parts

Andrew Zimmern travels to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Hitting the city streets at night, he feasts on snails and duck tongues. On the outskirts of town, Andrew hunts for rice-field rats and gets a taste of farm-raised porcupine.

Monday
Jun 5
10pm | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 13
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 32

Texas

Andrew Zimmern samples some of the most outrageous food creations at the Texas State Fair, including nitrogen frozen dessert, chocolate bacon and fried alligator. Andrew also gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchens at NASA to taste space food.

Wednesday
Jun 14
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 5

Road Tripping Route 66

Andrew Zimmern sets off on historic Route 66, where he tries ranch dressing soda, judges a calf fry cook-off and dines at some of the most iconic diners along the world-famous highway. He also eats quail stew, onion burgers and ox tail.

Tuesday
Jul 4
12am | 11c
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 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
Jul 31
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 7

Amsterdam: Squealing Eels & Stroopwafels

Andrew travels to Amsterdam for unique reinventions of traditional Dutch recipes.From invasive goose krokets and insect-filled nuggets to smoked local eel and hollow pig head, Andrew tastes the city's nonconformity in each bite!

Monday
Aug 7
7pm | 6c
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.

Monday
Sep 11
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 6

West Virginia

Andrew dons his hunting clothes and loads up his shotgun to get a taste of how people live in the beautiful West Virginia! Andrew finds out that the Mountain State is home to some of the best food nature has to offer, including deer and groundhog.

Tuesday
Oct 3
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 31

Appalachia

Andrew visits the Appalachian Mountains to get a taste of the region's culture and its food. The mountain range runs north to south touching more than a dozen states. The people still maintain the traditions and foods that were a part of life for their ancestors.

Monday
Oct 23
12pm | 11c
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
Oct 23
1pm | 12c
Season 8, Episode 3

Okinawa

Andrew Zimmern heads to Okinawa, Japan, for ancient eats like tuna eye and pickled pig ear. From poisonous pufferfish and raw goat, to the last sea snake eggs on earth, Andrew gets a taste of what gives the locals their famed well-being.

Monday
Oct 23
2pm | 1c
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
Oct 23
3pm | 2c
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
Oct 23
4pm | 3c
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
Oct 23
5pm | 4c
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
Oct 23
6pm | 5c
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
Oct 23
7pm | 6c
Season 10, Episode 5

Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

Andrew Zimmern traces the legendary patriot's path that ignited the flames of our nation's revolution. Along the way, he samples Colonial-era eel recipes, feasts with Italian immigrants and indulges in a Brazilian meat fest.

Monday
Oct 23
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 3

Philadelphia: Shad Cakes, Krak & Kishke

Andrew travels to Philadelphia, a city built on doing things their way - especially when it comes to food! From cheese-steak and shad cake to turkey neck and pig liver, Andrew discovers the secret to a good bite is Philly pride.

Monday
Oct 23
10pm | 9c
Season 10, Episode 5

Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

Andrew Zimmern traces the legendary patriot's path that ignited the flames of our nation's revolution. Along the way, he samples Colonial-era eel recipes, feasts with Italian immigrants and indulges in a Brazilian meat fest.

Tuesday
Oct 24
12am | 11c
Season 7, Episode 3

Philadelphia: Shad Cakes, Krak & Kishke

Andrew travels to Philadelphia, a city built on doing things their way - especially when it comes to food! From cheese-steak and shad cake to turkey neck and pig liver, Andrew discovers the secret to a good bite is Philly pride.

Tuesday
Oct 24
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 7

Portland

Andrew Zimmern heads to Portland, OR, where free thinking foodies are pushing the limits when it comes to creating what to eat. He tries things like elk heart tartar, goose liver chocolates, and ice cream made from marrow.

Tuesday
Oct 24
10am | 9c

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