After more than 10 years of globetrotting in search of the world's most interesting eats, Andrew Zimmern shifts his focus to his homeland.
What's it really like to travel the country in search of the best regional eats? We went to the source himself. Check out Andrew's picks of his best personal shots while filming season 9 of Bizarre Foods, premiering Jan. 31.
Experience America with Andrew Zimmern on 'Bizarre Foods.'
Andrew Zimmern is dusting off his passport to crisscross the globe in search of the world's most bizarre foods.
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.
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.
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.
A blend of diverse ethnic backgrounds and can-do spirit, Crucian culture has a flavor all its own, and Andrew gets a taste of all this tropical paradise has to offer, from bullfoot soup to conch roti.
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.
Andrew Zimmern goes deep into Alaska's wilderness where people hunt and gather food to get them through the long winter months. From hunting grouse to making moose head soup, Andrew gets a taste of life in the Copper River Valley.
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.
Andrew's taking a food tour around the world without ever leaving our nation's capitol! He visits some of the foreign embassies in Washington, DC, to get a taste of how food can open the doors to diplomacy.
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.
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.
Bizarre Foods America makes a trip to the Big Easy where the food and the culture are a mix of Southern traditions and modern influence. Andrew eats Cajun comfort foods like stuffed pig stomach and smoked raccoon served with a side of live jazz.
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.
Andrew learns that some of the best foods in Los Angeles are hiding in neighborhoods where outsiders rarely go! From pig head tamales in Watts to steamed chicken embryo in Long Beach, Andrew tastes it all.
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.
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."
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.
Andrew Zimmern heads to Panama City, Panama, one of the world's crossroads. He feasts on chicken-foot souse and iguana meat and eggs. Then, he hits the street for beef lung and aphrodisiac smoothies before noshing on Chinese-Panamanian kosher cheese.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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