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.

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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 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
Feb 28
6pm | 5c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 1
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 13

St. Louis: Pig Snouts & Paddlefish

Andrew wants you to meet him in St. Louis, as the song goes, and get a taste of this river city’s diverse neighborhoods, serving up iconic barbecue and rarer fare like pig snouts and paddlefish roe.

Monday
Mar 13
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.

Sunday
Mar 19
4pm | 3c
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
Mar 21
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 9

Austin

There's a rich mix of tradition and innovation in Austin! From roasted pigeons (with the heads still on!) to grits mixed with duck innards, plus scrambled pig brains and bloody marys made with real pig blood, Andrew explores the foods that "Keep Austin Weird."

Tuesday
Apr 11
7pm | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 26
3pm | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 7
5pm | 4c
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,

Wednesday
Jul 19
3pm | 2c
Season 10, Episode 6

Daniel Boone's Wilderness Trail

Andrew Zimmern samples Appalachian fare as he treks the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail. From fried, crispy peascakes and buttery buffalo bone marrow to ham cured and aged in pillowcases, Andrew searches for the flavors of the frontier.

Monday
Aug 21
7pm | 6c
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
Sep 4
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 35

Frozen

Andrew Zimmern travels to some of the coldest places on Earth to see how people survive and eat. He seeks out delicacies like muffler meat and hand-pried sea cucumber -- an array of deliciousness that's sure to beat the chill.

Monday
Sep 18
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 20
5pm | 4c
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
Sep 25
12pm | 11c
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 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.

Monday
Sep 25
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 4

Guangzhou

Andrew heads to Guangzhou, the bizarre food capital of China. He finds out why this city earns its reputation as a land where anything that swims, crawls or flies is put on a plate.

Monday
Sep 25
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 4

Rome: Porchetta, Pecorino and Pizza

Andrew heads to Rome for tastes that stand the test of time. He feasts on lamb brains and veal intestine in the shadow of an ancient dump, eats cheese aged in millennia-old caves, and nets eel with Rome's last eel fisherman.

Monday
Sep 25
4pm | 3c
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
Sep 25
5pm | 4c
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 juicy mollusks.

Monday
Sep 25
6pm | 5c
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
Sep 25
7pm | 6c
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
Sep 25
9pm | 8c
Season 10, Episode 2

Cowboy Life in Texas

Andrew Zimmern saddles up for life as a Texas cowboy. From barbacoa made with the centuries-old traditions of vaqueros to fried and funky snacks at the rodeo, Andrew eats farm-fresh, meaty cuisine.

Monday
Sep 25
10pm | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 26
12am | 11c
Season 10, Episode 2

Cowboy Life in Texas

Andrew Zimmern saddles up for life as a Texas cowboy. From barbacoa made with the centuries-old traditions of vaqueros to fried and funky snacks at the rodeo, Andrew eats farm-fresh, meaty cuisine.

Tuesday
Sep 26
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 3

Iowa

Andrew finds out that there's a lot more than meat and potatoes on the table in Iowa. He discovers that Iowa's menu ranges from heritage pork brains with spring onion kimchi to a stew made with a whole sheep's head.

Tuesday
Sep 26
9am | 8c

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