Andrew's 'Bizarre' Recipes

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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 0, Episode 16

Ethnic Enclaves

New immigrant communities are popping up in unexpected places. Andrew explores their culinary roots, from Vietnamese meals in New Orleans to Lebanese sweets near Detroit, Mongolian cooking huts in Denver to Japanese chefs in Peru.

Tuesday
Mar 28
10am | 9c
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 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 3

Ireland: Ancient Bog Butter & Smoked Pigeon

Andrew Zimmern eats his way from Cork to Dublin, Ireland. He tries the ultimate smoked salmon, dines on pigeon smoked with bog oak,and eats one of his all-time most bizarre foods.

Wednesday
Jun 7
6pm | 5c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 13
7pm | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 5
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 16

Rio de Janeiro

Andrew visits Rio de Janeiro to go beyond the sunny beaches, glitzy nightlife and carnival, to find out what the locals really eat in this seaside city. Andrew samples fast food in the favelas, high end avant-garde dining and more.

Wednesday
Jul 5
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 6

Cambodia

Andrew visits Cambodia, a developing nation where the food traditions are a source of national pride. From the bustling markets of Phnom Penh to a quaint floating village on the Tonle Sap River, Andrew samples some of the most extreme food on the planet.

Monday
Aug 14
5pm | 4c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 23
2pm | 1c
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,

Monday
Sep 18
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.

Wednesday
Sep 20
6pm | 5c
Season 7, Episode 5

Kansas City: Snoots & Spleens

Andrew heads to the American heartland to taste his way through meat-centric Kansas City. From jiggly pig snoots and sliced spleen to backyard-trapped woodchuck and world-class BBQ, Andrew satisfies his carnivorous cravings in KC.

Wednesday
Oct 4
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 2

Cowboy Life in Texas

Andrew Zimmern saddles up for life as a Texas cowboy. From barbacoa made with the centuries-old traditions of vaqueros to fried and funky snacks at the rodeo, Andrew eats farm-fresh, meaty cuisine.

Sunday
Nov 5
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 21

Indonesia

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.

Monday
Nov 20
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 8

Thailand

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.

Monday
Nov 20
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 7

Peruvian Amazon: Giant Rodents and Biting Ants

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.

Monday
Nov 20
2pm | 1c
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.

Monday
Nov 20
3pm | 2c
Season 9, Episode 7

Magnificent Mississippi River

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.

Monday
Nov 20
4pm | 3c
Season 10, Episode 8

Yukon Gold Rush Trail

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.

Monday
Nov 20
5pm | 4c
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
Nov 20
6pm | 5c
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
Nov 20
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 14

Louisville: Bourbon and Burgoo

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.

Tuesday
Nov 21
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

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
Nov 21
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 1

Pittsburgh: Catfish & Kiska

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.

Tuesday
Nov 21
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 12

Undiscovered Hawaii

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.

Tuesday
Nov 21
11am | 10c
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
Nov 21
12pm | 11c

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