Video: Andrew's Top 5 for San Antonio

Andrew Zimmern counts down his favorite moments from San Antonio.

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A Successful Quail Hunt

A Successful Quail Hunt

Andrew Zimmern shows off his freshly bagged quail in Texas Hill Country. 960 1280

  

Texas Longhorns and Zebras

Texas Longhorns and Zebras

A herd of Texas longhorns and zebras roam the pastures of Koch Ranches outside San Antonio. 960 1280

  

Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School

Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School

Andrew and the Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School in front of San Antonio's iconic Alamo, a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress. 960 1280

  

The Alamo

The Alamo

The Bizarre Foods film crew shoots a scene in front of the Alamo, the iconic site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. 960 1280

  

Bill Miller Bar-B-Que

Bill Miller Bar-B-Que

Andrew makes a pit stop at Bill Miller Bar-B-Que, a popular establishment in San Antonio for brisket. 960 1280

  

Cooking With Chef Johnny Hernandez

Cooking With Chef Johnny Hernandez

Andrew visits the home of chef Johnny Hernandez for some fresh grilled cecina tacos. Cecina is traditionally prepared with salt and dried by air, sun or smoking. 960 1280

  

Man's Best Friend

Man's Best Friend

Andrew meets a future quail-hunting dog in Texas Hill Country. 960 1280

  

Coturnix Quail Eggs

Coturnix Quail Eggs

Coturnix quail eggs, a Texas delicacy best sampled raw, from Diamond H Ranch. 960 1280

  

Brotherly Love at Diamond H Ranch

Brotherly Love at Diamond H Ranch

Andrew receives a kiss for luck from quail purveyor Chris Hughes at Diamond H Ranch. 960 1280

  

Beef Brain at Restaurant Gwendolyn

Beef Brain at Restaurant Gwendolyn

Andrew looks on as chef Michael Sohocki prepares ingredients for beef brain foie gras at Restaurant Gwendolyn. 960 1280

  

Meat of El Machito

Meat of El Machito

Chicken and goat skewered over an open fire at San Antonio's El Machito. 960 1280

  

Sampling Goat Innards at El Machito

Sampling Goat Innards at El Machito

Andrew prepares to sample grilled goat innards at Johnny Hernandez's restaurant El Machito. 960 1280

  

Fish for Breakfast

Fish for Breakfast

Andrew is served Amazon River fish for breakfast with the Bora tribe. 960 1280

  

Artificial Village

Artificial Village

The central building of the artificial village near Iquitos, where members of the Bora tribe perform traditional dances and sell handmade crafts. 960 1280

  

Fishing in the Amazon River

Fishing in the Amazon River

Andrew fishes with Walter Arimuya in a tributary of the Amazon River. 960 1280

  

A Bag of Frogs

A Bag of Frogs

Andrew Zimmern talking with Walter Arimuya, who holds a bag of live frogs that he's about to turn into lunch.  960 1280

  

Cooking on the Grill

Cooking on the Grill

Amazon River fish cooking on the grill, along with skewered pieces of yucca plant. 960 1280

  

A House Pet

A House Pet

A tapir, the house pet at a waterfront restaurant. 960 1280

  

Bellavista Market Skewers

Bellavista Market Skewers

Skewers of grubs cooking on the grill at Bellavista Market. 960 1280

  

Cooked Frog

Cooked Frog

Frogs in plantain leaf, cooked with fresh tomato, garlic and chilies. 960 1280

  

Snail for Sale

Snail for Sale

Andrew holds one of the giant snails for sale at Belen Market in Iquitos, Peru. 960 1280

  

Belen Market Cuisine

Belen Market Cuisine

Giant snail stew, yucca and vegetables, cooked and served at Belen Market. 960 1280

  

Selfie in Ho Chi Minh City

Selfie in Ho Chi Minh City

Just a little selfie with my unsure friend Kikki Le as we consider our next meal: rice field rat. 960 1280

  

Clearing the Rice Fields

Clearing the Rice Fields

Outside of Ho Chi Minh City, 2 rice farmers clear the land before we hunt for rice field rats. 960 1280

  

Prized Possession

Prized Possession

One of the rice farmers, just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, is showing off his catch. 960 1280

  

Rat Meat on the Grill

Rat Meat on the Grill

This grill might look rudimentary, but it definitely gets the job done. That lemongrass spear isn't just a garnish - it's the tool used to baste the rat meat. 960 1280

  

Pig Brain Soup

Pig Brain Soup

This fresh pig brain soup was being sold right on the street by one of Ho Chi Minh City's ubiquitous vendors. 960 1280

  

Fresh Fish from the Mekong Delta

Fresh Fish from the Mekong Delta

These dried fresh fish from the Mekong Delta are being sold at Ba Chieu Market. Impressed by how perfect each little fish was prepped, cleaned and presented for sale. 960 1280

  

The Old & New Ho Chi Minh City

The Old & New Ho Chi Minh City

The old meets the new as a soaring skyscraper takes over the Ho Chi Minh City skyline. 960 1280

  

Bahn da Lon

Bahn da Lon

My new friend Sinh Nguyen's favorite food is bahn da lon, a sweet treat made from mung bean paste, rice flour, coconut milk and sugar. 960 1280

  

Herbs & Spices at Cho Ben Thanh Market

Herbs & Spices at Cho Ben Thanh Market

Cho Ben Thanh Market is a one-stop shop. You can find virtually anything you need including dozens and dozens of dry goods like these herbs and spices 960 1280

  

Breakfast Rolls at Ba Chieu Market

Breakfast Rolls at Ba Chieu Market

The French influence lives on in Ho Chi Minh City with these perfectly crafted breakfast rolls sold outside Ba Chieu Market. 960 1280

  

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  • 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.
    Tuesday July 21
    4pm | 3c
  • Taiwan
    Andrew is off to Taiwan, a land home to dramatic geography such as waterfalls, mountains and natural hot springs. The national dish here is one that makes an appearance before you even see it. It's called stinky tofu, and Andrew can't wait to try it!
    Tuesday July 21
    6pm | 5c
  • Madagascar
    Andrew gets an intimate look at the food and the people that live in Madagascar. Most people still live the way they did 100s of years ago -- hunting and gathering for food.
    Tuesday July 21
    7pm | 6c
  • 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 July 21
    11pm | 10c
  • 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 July 22
    2am | 1c
  • 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.
    Wednesday July 22
    4pm | 3c
  • Finland
    Andrew ventures to Finland, a country where traditional cooking still reigns but is also inspiring a new food trend known as new Nordic cuisine. Andrew finds out that Finns like to make the most of the fresh foods that are right in their own backyards!
    Wednesday July 22
    5pm | 4c
  • New Orleans
    Bizarre Foods America makes a trip to the Big Easy where the food and the culture are a mix of Southern traditions and modern influence. Andrew eats Cajun comfort foods like stuffed pig stomach and smoked raccoon served with a side of live jazz.
    Sunday July 26
    2pm | 1c
  • Nashville: Crane Meat & Pigeon Feet
    Andrew Zimmern visits Nashville, where he gets a taste of the city's most iconic foods. From classics like hot chicken and dry ribs to grilled Sandhill crane, Andrew finds flavors both old and new in Music City USA.
    Sunday July 26
    3pm | 2c
  • Rhode Island
    Andrew visits Rhode Island, where local eats are a blend of old traditions and high-tech creations. From the beloved quahog to monkfish liver mousse, the food in this tiny state is packed with flavor.
    Monday July 27
    12am | 11c
  • Charleston
    Andrew goes beyond the plantation tours to explore the food scene in Charleston. This is one trip through South Carolina you won’t want to miss. Andrew tastes the world’s greatest BBQ; takes an unforgettable journey on a clamming boat; and much more!
    Monday July 27
    1pm | 12c
  • Lima Peru: Frog Shakes & 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 July 27
    2pm | 1c
  • Sicily
    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.
    Monday July 27
    4pm | 3c
  • Tokyo
    Join Andrew as he returns to the vibrant and trend-setting city of Tokyo for more unforgettable adventures in food from legendary seafood markets to becoming a horumon chef for a day serving up intestines from cows and pigs.
    Monday July 27
    6pm | 5c
  • Bizarre Foods: Washington DC
    Andrew Zimmern visits Washington, DC, for Salvadoran favorites, food trucks that feed hordes of hungry federal workers, and takes a trip back into history to taste what our forefathers ate. Whether it's a blackened snakehead sandwich made in a boat on the Potomac, peanut butter paired with foie gras, or Scrapple at a neighborhood grill known for its soul food, DC is a place where historical favorites and new innovations come together to create a variety of unexpected tastes.
    Monday July 27
    7pm | 6c
  • Queens, NY
    With a menu that includes a Tibetan soup with yak, a Pakistani dish with goat offal and a chicken blood pancake, Andrew finds that a trip to Queens, NY, is just as good as a trip around the globe!
    Monday July 27
    8pm | 7c
  • Seattle
    Andrew visits Seattle, where the food scene is a contrast of high-tech sophistication and rugged simplicity. He’s an eyewitness to how complicated gadgets create brand-new tastes, and he visits an all-natural farm to eat cow placenta.
    Monday July 27
    10pm | 9c
  • Third Coast
    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.
    Monday July 27
    11pm | 10c
  • Seattle
    Andrew visits Seattle, where the food scene is a contrast of high-tech sophistication and rugged simplicity. He’s an eyewitness to how complicated gadgets create brand-new tastes, and he visits an all-natural farm to eat cow placenta.
    Tuesday July 28
    1am | 12c
  • Third Coast
    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 July 28
    2am | 1c
  • Queens, NY
    With a menu that includes a Tibetan soup with yak, a Pakistani dish with goat offal and a chicken blood pancake, Andrew finds that a trip to Queens, NY, is just as good as a trip around the globe!
    Tuesday July 28
    3am | 2c
  • Taipei: Stinky Tofu and Iron Eggs
    Andrew Zimmern hits the food mecca of Taipei. He faces down stinky tofu in a mountainside factory, learns the secret to turning eggs into hard-as-iron street food, and masters pulling the longest and strongest noodles.
    Tuesday July 28
    4pm | 3c
  • Gulf Coast
    Andrew takes a slow drive across America's Gulf Coast in hopes of filling up on everything from pig guts to water rodents and raccoons. It's a journey filled with soul, seasoned with Cajun favorites and scooped up with a few servings of classic Creole creations.
    Tuesday July 28
    6pm | 5c
  • Eastern Australia
    Tuesday July 28
    7pm | 6c
  • Jamaica
    Andrew goes to Jamaica, where the food is as distinctive as the island’s famous reggae music. He experiences the true flavor of this tropical paradise through traditional cuisine, street food in Kingston and all-natural Rastafarian food made in the jungle.
    Tuesday July 28
    11pm | 10c
  • Jamaica
    Andrew goes to Jamaica, where the food is as distinctive as the island’s famous reggae music. He experiences the true flavor of this tropical paradise through traditional cuisine, street food in Kingston and all-natural Rastafarian food made in the jungle.
    Wednesday July 29
    2am | 1c

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Andrew Zimmern is dusting off his passport to crisscross the globe in search of the world's most bizarre foods.

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Andrew Zimmern is a food writer, TV personality, chef, and teacher.  Find out more about the host of Bizarre Foods America.

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