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.

Monday
Feb 20
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 4

Virginia: Cicadas & Cownose Rays

Andrew hits one of our original colonies, Virginia, where plenty of surprises await. Among other delicacies he samples mystery snails, Brood II cicadas and the "other, other" red meat -- the Chesapeake cownose ray.

Monday
Mar 13
1pm | 12c
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
Apr 4
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
May 1
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 7

Bangkok

Andrew returns to one of the most stimulating and abundant food cities in the all of the world'Bangkok. It's a food paradise for anyone with a hungry appetite, including great street foods, markets and restaurants.

Monday
Jun 19
3pm | 2c
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
Jun 19
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 12

Miami

The blend of old world immigrants and new wave trendsetters are bringing a mix of flavors to Miami's multicultural cuisine. Andrew Zimmern samples roasted pig brains, salt cured fish eggs, and a fruit that feels like glass in the throat.

Tuesday
Jul 11
7pm | 6c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 18
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 8
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 6

NYC Overnight: Bizarre at All Hours

New York is the city that never sleeps. Andrew pulls the night shift to explore the hidden world that fuels the Big Apple. From eating goat brains at a cabby hangout to slurping blood clams at a fish market at 4 a.m., Andrew finds out why feeding hungry New Yorkers is an all-night job.

Tuesday
Sep 5
11am | 10c
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 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.

Wednesday
Sep 27
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
Dec 20
5pm | 4c
Season 10, Episode 7

The Mighty Erie Canal

Andrew Zimmern embarks on the Erie Canal, an engineering marvel that connects some of New York's greatest small towns. He chows down on tomato pie, juicy roast beef sandwiches, chicken rigatoni and fish pulled fresh from Oneida Lake.

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

Chicago's Cutting Edge

From exotic ingredients to innovative techniques, Andrew Zimmern finds foodies in Chicago are pushing the limits. From a dish made with whale vomit, to soup that smells like a dead body, Chicago feeds his adventurous appetite.

Tuesday
Jan 16
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 7

Bangkok

Andrew returns to one of the most stimulating and abundant food cities in the all of the world'Bangkok. It's a food paradise for anyone with a hungry appetite, including great street foods, markets and restaurants.

Wednesday
Jan 17
3pm | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 17
4pm | 3c
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 17
5pm | 4c
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
Jan 17
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.

Monday
Jan 22
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 6

NYC Overnight: Bizarre at All Hours

New York is the city that never sleeps. Andrew pulls the night shift to explore the hidden world that fuels the Big Apple. From eating goat brains at a cabby hangout to slurping blood clams at a fish market at 4 a.m., Andrew finds out why feeding hungry New Yorkers is an all-night job.

Monday
Jan 22
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 9

Northern California

Andrew Zimmern visits Northern California where people are reinventing sustainable living. From hunting doves to developing strange new flavors for jelly beans to training sheep to eat weeds at local vineyards, people in this part of the country have a unique way of looking at how to get the food they eat.

Monday
Jan 22
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 4

Guatemala: Balls, Brains & Bull's Eyes

Andrew visits Guatemala, where ancient flavors are still alive in the food today. From fresh bull testicle ceviche at the market to a Sunday dinner with possum as the main dish, Andrew tastes rich heritage in every bite.

Monday
Jan 22
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 5

Dubai: Carp, Camel and Cocoons

Andrew Zimmern heads to gleaming and gritty Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. He learns the secrets to milking camels, fermenting fish in the desert sun, making musical organ-meat mush, and finding manna from heaven at the spice market.

Monday
Jan 22
1pm | 12c
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
Jan 22
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 5

Beijing

From imperial dishes to hot pot street snacks, Andrew eats his way through Beijing, where East meets West and traditional food reigns. He discovers why this ancient Chinese city is home to one of the world's most vibrant food scenes.

Monday
Jan 22
3pm | 2c

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