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 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 11
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.

Wednesday
Mar 29
6pm | 5c
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.

Sunday
Apr 30
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 12

San Francisco

Ever tasted calf tongue from a food truck? Curious about what happens to the thrown out food from your favorite restaurants? Then join Andrew as he visits San Francisco, a city so well known for its counter-culture that even the food can make a political statement! From digging through dumpsters with activists fighting against waste and hunger, to learning how one couple is breeding bugs as a new protein source, to foraging in the wild of a city park to find fresh food to serve at a secret dinner served by an underground food movement, Andrew gets a taste of some alternative food sources that may cause you to question your next meal.

Monday
May 1
12pm | 11c
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
May 8
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
May 16
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 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 4, Episode 1

Embassy Row

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.

Monday
Jun 5
2pm | 1c
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
Jun 5
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 13

Hawaii

Andrew heads to Hawaii, going beyond the typical tourist destinations to sample authentic Hawaiian cuisine, including poi, octopus, wild boar organs and a local favorite: Spam.

Tuesday
Jun 13
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 32

Texas

Andrew Zimmern samples some of the most outrageous food creations at the Texas State Fair, including nitrogen frozen dessert, chocolate bacon and fried alligator. Andrew also gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchens at NASA to taste space food.

Wednesday
Jun 14
5pm | 4c
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
Jul 4
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 25

Japan

Andrew heads to Japan, where the people have a passion for food and are willing to eat just about anything. He tries some octopus eggs, fermented sushi and an unusually flavored milkshake at a restaurant where the main ingredient in every dish is mayo.

Monday
Jul 24
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 8

Trinidad and Tobago

Join Andrew Zimmern in the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago where if it swims, slithers or scampers, it's on the menu. Andrew bags a few reptiles to make curried iguana and dumplings.

Monday
Jul 24
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 13

Hawaii

Andrew heads to Hawaii, going beyond the typical tourist destinations to sample authentic Hawaiian cuisine, including poi, octopus, wild boar organs and a local favorite: Spam.

Monday
Jul 24
2pm | 1c
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
Jul 24
3pm | 2c
Season 9, Episode 3

The Southern BBQ Trail

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.

Monday
Jul 24
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 7

Hungary

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.

Monday
Jul 24
5pm | 4c
Season 7, Episode 1

Paris Reborn: Cow Heads, Caves & Pig Parts

Andrew goes to one of the world's culinary capitals, Paris, France. He feasts on mushrooms harvested in underground caves, brines ham delivered to the presidential palace, and learns the dying art of aging artisanal French cheese.

Monday
Jul 24
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 4

Shanghai

Andrew travels to Shanghai to snack on chicken hearts and snail shells. Whether he's tasting turtle cooked by a legend, helping out an ancient fishing family or downing a shot of snake bile, Andrew meets adventure mouth-first.

Monday
Jul 24
7pm | 6c
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
Jul 24
9pm | 8c
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.

Monday
Jul 24
11pm | 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.

Tuesday
Jul 25
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 25
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 8

Denver

Denver may be a modern city, but Andrew finds out that you can still get a taste of the Wild West in the food! Whether it's deep fried Rocky Mountain oysters in a biker bar, pheasant cooked over an open flame, or ant larvae beignets in a fine restaurant, Denver is a goldmine of flavors from both yesterday and today!

Tuesday
Jul 25
9am | 8c

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