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 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
Feb 14
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 14

The Other Florida

Andrew goes deep into the interior of Florida and discovers that Florida is a lot more than its beaches and amusement parks. From its traditional Native American foods like water turtle roasted in the shell, to smoked armadillo and frog legs, Florida offers Andrew a taste of its rural side.

Sunday
Mar 5
1pm | 12c
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,

Tuesday
Mar 7
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.

Wednesday
Mar 8
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 6

Lima, Peru: Frog Shakes and Fish Sperm

Andrew Zimmern explores the food capital of South America: Lima, Peru. He downs frog smoothies in a local market, hits 4-star restaurants for giant Amazonian snails, fried guinea pig and dives for octopus.

Monday
Mar 27
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 8

San Francisco Bay: Cricket Cookies & Engineered Eggs

Andrew visits the San Francisco Bay Area, home to cutting-edge food ideas. From cookies made with crickets to lamb's head soup, Andrew discovers foods of the future, mixed with an interesting take on the past!

Monday
Mar 27
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 10

New Mexico

Andrew Zimmern comes to New Mexico where the frontier spirit can still be found, even when it comes to the food! Andrew goes out hunting buffalo on horseback and learns to roast prairie dogs with members of a Pueblo tribe, but he also meets modern day pioneers living inside futuristic homes that produce fresh ingredients for every meal. From fresh buffalo sliced buffalo heart, to menudo made the old fashioned way, to a matanza celebration featuring blood pudding and fried pig skin, Andrew explores the many layers of flavors from the past and present that can be found in this southwestern state!

Monday
Apr 3
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
May 2
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 2

Chicago

Chicago is a city of both innovation and tradition. Andrew gets a taste of the Chicago's diverse food scene, including traditional cooking classics and world-renowned chefs who create new concoctions with modern technology.

Wednesday
May 3
4pm | 3c
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
May 8
6pm | 5c
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
May 15
2pm | 1c
Season 0, Episode 24

Family Business

Andrew learns that hard work runs in the family when it comes to family-run food businesses. From harvesting caviar in Florida to serving moose pot pie in Newfoundland, food just tastes better when the family legacy is at stake!

Tuesday
May 16
9am | 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.

Wednesday
May 17
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 8

San Antonio: Brains, Balls & Blood

Andrew Zimmern travels to San Antonio, where a generation raised on Tex-Mex is redefining its signature Southern style. On ranches and in railcars, he samples calf balls, crickets and quail.

Monday
May 22
5pm | 4c
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
May 22
6pm | 5c
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
May 22
7pm | 6c
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.

Monday
May 22
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 0, Episode 28

Street Foods USA

From food truck tongue tacos to state fair fried alligator, Spam sushi to elk sausage, Andrew Zimmern hits the streets to find the best street foods offered from coast to coast and everywhere in between.

Tuesday
May 23
9am | 8c
Season 0, Episode 27

Spoiled Rotten

With many dishes, spoilage is a good thing and letting food rot can work wonders! From decayed lamb in the Faroe Islands to 32-year-old Korean bean paste to Peruvian rotten potato cheese, Andrew samples rotten food from around the world.

Tuesday
May 23
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 13

Cooking with Fire

In his travels around the world, Andrew has learned that many cultures still cook like their cavemen ancestors. All it takes is a flame, a pile of wood and an animal, and you've got dinner.

Tuesday
May 23
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.

Tuesday
May 23
6pm | 5c
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.

Tuesday
May 23
7pm | 6c
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.

Wednesday
May 24
3pm | 2c
Season 8, Episode 6

The Bronx

In NYC's Bronx, Andrew samples otter soup and fresh coyote. From a local pork-slinging hero to Puerto Rican grandma-style gizzards to diving for dinner in Long Island Sound, Andrew uncovers the Bronx's strong, unique culture.

Wednesday
May 24
4pm | 3c
Season 7, Episode 6

Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos

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.

Wednesday
May 24
5pm | 4c

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