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 0, Episode 12

Hard to Swallow

Mystery meat and fermented fish make the list as Andrew Zimmern looks back on the most challenging foods he's encountered. From putrid smells to gelatinous textures, Andrew admits to the foods that have been the hardest for him to swallow.

Tuesday
Mar 7
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 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 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.

Wednesday
Aug 9
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
Sep 4
5pm | 4c
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 4
6pm | 5c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 6
2am | 1c
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
Sep 18
7pm | 6c
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!

Tuesday
Oct 10
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 1

Madrid

Andrew heads to Madrid, a city with an ever-changing culinary identity that continues to be shaped by the past. From organ omelets and an ancient pig slaughter to a Rolex made of duck liver, Spain is full of exciting flavors.

Monday
Nov 13
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 21

Indonesia

Andrew visits Indonesia, a tropical paradise where modern life is still influenced by ancient rituals, and food is at the core of centuries old traditions. He explores the culture and cuisine by drinking cobra blood, feasting on water buffalo entrails and more.

Monday
Nov 20
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 16

Third Coast: Stingrays, Swamp and Swine

Forget about the East and West Coasts; visit the Third Coast with Andrew and explore the unsung Gulf Shore by hunting wild hogs and bow-fishing stingrays. Andrew samples swamp fare like pan-fried duck testicles, gizzard gumbo and a river rat stew.

Tuesday
Dec 12
11am | 10c
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
Dec 17
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 7

Atlanta: Monkfish Liver and Goat Heart

Andrew Zimmern explores the "new South," Atlanta. He feasts on calf brains on toast at a gourmet pub, helps butcher a goat at a nearby farm, and gets a Korean scrub down with Margaret Cho.

Tuesday
Dec 19
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 19
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 10

The Ozarks

Andrew Zimmern makes a trip to the Ozarks where people still live off the land, and combine old traditions with new techniques with foods like fried rabbit legs, black bear cracklins and bacon-wrapped crow breast.

Tuesday
Dec 19
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 3

Kazakhstan: Hunting With Eagles & Milking Mares

Andrew Zimmern heads to Kazakhstan in the heart of central Asia. He hunts for rabbits with a golden eagle, suffers a blow while milking a horse and feasts on everything from sheep brains to smoked horse sausage.

Tuesday
Dec 19
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 5

Newfoundland: Moose Pies & Seal Flippers

Andrew Zimmern explores the eastern most part of North America: St. John's Newfoundland. Andrew fishes for cod, makes moose pie in a family grocery, and dines on chicken fried seal flipper with a local chef.

Tuesday
Dec 19
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 19
2pm | 1c
Season 7, Episode 5

Kansas City: Snoots & Spleens

Andrew heads to the American heartland to taste his way through meat-centric Kansas City. From jiggly pig snoots and sliced spleen to backyard-trapped woodchuck and world-class BBQ, Andrew satisfies his carnivorous cravings in KC.

Tuesday
Dec 19
3pm | 2c
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
Dec 19
4pm | 3c
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
Dec 19
5pm | 4c
Season 6, Episode 7

Peruvian Amazon: Giant Rodents and Biting Ants

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.

Wednesday
Dec 20
3pm | 2c
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
Dec 20
4pm | 3c
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
Dec 20
5pm | 4c

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