After more than 10 years of globetrotting in search of the world's most interesting eats, Andrew Zimmern shifts his focus to his homeland.
What's it really like to travel the country in search of the best regional eats? We went to the source himself. Check out Andrew's picks of his best personal shots while filming season 9 of Bizarre Foods, premiering Jan. 31.
Experience America with Andrew Zimmern on 'Bizarre Foods.'
Andrew Zimmern is dusting off his passport to crisscross the globe in search of the world's most bizarre foods.
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.
Andrew Zimmern finds out that some amazing things are growing in America's Garden State. From Filipino favorites to an iconic local breakfast meat and a new breed of oyster, New Jersey is home to some surprising flavors.
Andrew Zimmern ventures into the world of eating insects as a source of protein. From coconut grubs in the Amazon to dung beetles in Thailand, Andrew finds that bugs are a great food source in many places around the world.
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.
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.
Andrew visits Nicaragua, tasting everything from juicy cheese worms to bull balls soup. He visits a bush doctor and treks up into the highlands for 'black gold' where he learns how to do 'the slurp' with a master cupper.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Zimmern heads to Panama City, Panama, one of the world's crossroads. He feasts on chicken-foot souse and iguana meat and eggs. Then, he hits the street for beef lung and aphrodisiac smoothies before noshing on Chinese-Panamanian kosher cheese.
It's Midwestern comfort food with a twist when Andrew makes the rounds to some of his favorite food spots in the Twin Cities, his adopted hometown.
Andrew Zimmern heads south to explore Louisiana's Cajun country. From blood sausage to chewy ginger cakes, seafood gumbo to wild hog heart, Andrew finds that Cajun country is rife with edible resources and French-inspired recipes from the past.
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!
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.
Andrew travels to Northeastern Thailand to uncover a culture not familiar to Western tourists. The people in the Isan region know how to make use of everything living and breathing when it comes to food.
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.
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.
Andrew Zimmern follows Mark Twain's path down the Mississippi River for a slice of Americana. Floating from meal to meal, he tries frog legs on a cargo ship, hunts wood duck, grills huge fish ribs and learns the art of Deep South pheasant pot pie.
Andrew Zimmern tests his mettle on the trail that brought gold rushers through the treacherous Yukon. Along the way, he eats black bear heart, beaver tail and oil-soaked crackers with the gritty characters who call it home.
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.
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.
Andrew finds the pioneer spirit still going strong in Louisville, KY, when he tastes its unique foods, like barbequed sheep meat, pork brain sandwiches and burgoo, a hunter's stew made with squirrel.
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.
Andrew Zimmern finds that Pittsburgh has a knack for blending old and new food traditions, like old world favorites such as stuffed cabbage and braunschweiger to cutting-edge goat heart tartare.
Andrew gets a taste of Hawaii's other side by sampling raw fish salad with eyeballs in Waimanalo, a drink made from the juice of a rotting noni fruit in Miloli'i and deep-fried pork intestine in Honolulu's Chinatown. There are all kinds of unexpected Hawaiian food traditions for Andrew to enjoy.
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.