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.
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.
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.
Andrew samples a dozen different barbeque styles around the world, from a buffalo meat tailgate party to Texas pit BBQ to a pig roast in South Carolina, barbequed mutton in Kentucky to chicken hearts in Peru and pork in Korea.
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 heads to Guangzhou, the bizarre food capital of China. He finds out why this city earns its reputation as a land where anything that swims, crawls or flies is put on a plate.
Chicago is a city of both innovation and tradition. Andrew gets a taste of the Chicago's diverse food scene, including traditional cooking classics and world-renowned chefs who create new concoctions with modern technology.
From pioneering chefs to revolutionary flavors, Andrew Zimmern reveals the rebels throwing the recipe book out the window with pine cone ice cream, camel ribs and more.
Andrew Zimmern heads to Okinawa, Japan, for ancient eats like tuna eye and pickled pig ear. From poisonous pufferfish and raw goat, to the last sea snake eggs on earth, Andrew gets a taste of what gives the locals their famed well-being.
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.
Andrew heads to Croatia, an Eastern European kingdom straight out of a storybook. An up-and-coming tourist hotspot, Andrew still finds ancient tastes from roasted dormice and giant offal kebabs to baked rooster and grilled frog.
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 looks back on all the times he's had to earn his food. Whether it's making kimchi on the factory line, harvesting clams right off the ocean floor or inseminating Alaskan salmon eggs, Andrew works for his food!
Andrew visits the Appalachian Mountains to get a taste of the region's culture and its food. The mountain range runs north to south touching more than a dozen states. The people still maintain the traditions and foods that were a part of life for their ancestors.
Andrew Zimmern heads to Cartagena, Columbia. He eats capybara, shark and more in the city's mind-blowing market, before heading to the mountains for a taste of freshly caught caiman and jungle rats.
Whether it's from the land or the sea, Andrew Zimmern finds that Vancouver has an abundance of fresh food. His discoveries include box crab and bull kelp, blood sausage made with pig heads, and a look behind the scenes at a tuna cannery.
Andrew Zimmern takes a voyage of self-discovery across the Mojave Desert. From Palm Springs pickleball with oxtail stew and alien-inspired rejuvenation and jerky to a Sin City meal with Carrot Top, this journey explores the joy of escape.
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.
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.
It's part of the Alaskan culture to eat every part of every animal, and Andrew sits down to take a bite of everything in front of him, regardless of how it smells, including fermented fish heads, jellied moose nose, reindeer pizza and whitefish ice cream.
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 traces the footsteps of Juan Ponce de Leon down the Florida coast. From buccaneer-style bacon and chocolate anchovies to crab juice roasted on an ancient fire and powdered Key West shrimp, Andrew's on the hunt for eternal youth.
Andrew visits the mystical city of Venice. He enjoys the food in the historic city while catching critters in the Lagoon, blowing Murano glass, and indulging in the best cicchetti in the world.
Andrew dives into the culinary treasures of Italy's majestically beautiful Amalfi Coast. He samples raw red mullet aboard a fishing boat, tastes years-old fish sauce and tucks into Mama Agata's cloud-like meatballs.
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.
Andrew Zimmern explores the bold, traditional and unexpected flavors of Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. He samples cow head roasted underground, a Thai meal made with chicken feet, water bugs and goat meat stew.
Andrew explores the route taken by Pueblo leader Po'pay during the 1680 revolt against the Spanish. Along the way, he experiences native traditions and digs into porcupine heart, acorn mush cake and elk jerky.