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 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.

Sunday
Feb 26
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 7

Chile

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.

Wednesday
Mar 1
5pm | 4c
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
Mar 6
9pm | 8c
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 2, Episode 18

St. Croix, USVI: Bull's Feet in Paradise

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.

Monday
Mar 13
12pm | 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 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.

Monday
Mar 27
4:30pm | 3:30c
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!

Wednesday
Mar 29
1am | 12c
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 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 0, Episode 32

Art of Survival

Andrew Zimmern explores the ancient foodways that modern life tries to bulldoze into oblivion. Thanks to the proud few keeping these customs and cultures alive, Andrew goes to Chile to eat fresh lamb's blood, hunts rabbit with trained eagles in Kazakhstan, attends a Namibian tribal goat slaughter and nets Tiber River eel with Rome's last eel fisherman. This is a tribute to the heroes around the world fighting to hold onto vanishing traditions that open up a living link to our past.

Tuesday
May 16
10am | 9c
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 2, Episode 29

Eastern Australia

Andrew goes snorkeling and spear fishing and visits a farm where they "pamper" their cattle. He makes a stop at the Sydney Fish Market where he samples bizarre food he's never tasted before, including Balamain Bugs, Flathead Fish and Spanner Crabs.

Monday
May 29
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 9

Baja Mexico

Andrew explores the peninsula of Baja in Mexico - where the land is harsh, but the people and the food are out of this world! From street carts to high-end cuisine in Tijuana, Ensenada and La Paz, Andrew samples the best.

Monday
May 29
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 4

Greece

Andrew meets Greeks passionate about food in Athens and on the remote island of Kalymnos. He travels the country, tasting food rich in Greek history and culture. Andrew eats at the finest eateries and samples the best home-cooked meals.

Monday
May 29
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 17

Suriname

Andrew ventures into the remote rainforest of Suriname, where he encounters foods he's never seen before. Andrew visits 2 villages and takes hunting trek in the jungle sample the flavors of a few exotic animals, including a pingo and coconi.

Monday
May 29
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 3

Minnesota

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.

Monday
May 29
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
May 29
1pm | 12c
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
May 29
2pm | 1c
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
May 29
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.

Monday
May 29
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 6

Los Angeles: Spleen Soup and Sriracha

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.

Monday
May 29
5pm | 4c
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
May 29
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
May 29
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 1

Mexico City: Corn Smut & Ant Eggs

Andrew Zimmern travels to Mexico City to indulge in stewed pig knuckles in one of the city's most notorious barrios. Andrew also feasts on worms and ant eggs in the desert outside the metropolis, and travels though ancient canals to taste fish egg tamales.

Monday
May 29
9pm | 8c

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