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.

Bizarre Foods

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 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 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 8

Savannah

Andrew makes a trip to Savannah, GA. It's a city where the food is touched by rich cultural influences that are both obvious and unexpected. Andrew eats a home-cooked Gullah meal and enjoys a fine-dining restaurant with The Lady Chablis.

Monday
Apr 3
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Apr 30
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 5

Beijing

From imperial dishes to hot pot street snacks, Andrew eats his way through Beijing, where East meets West and traditional food reigns. He discovers why this ancient Chinese city is home to one of the world's most vibrant food scenes.

Monday
May 8
1pm | 12c
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.

Monday
May 15
3pm | 2c
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
May 22
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 4

Shanghai

Andrew travels to Shanghai to snack on chicken hearts and snail shells. Whether he's tasting turtle cooked by a legend, helping out an ancient fishing family or downing a shot of snake bile, Andrew meets adventure mouth-first.

Monday
Jun 19
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 25

Japan

Andrew heads to Japan, where the people have a passion for food and are willing to eat just about anything. He tries some octopus eggs, fermented sushi and an unusually flavored milkshake at a restaurant where the main ingredient in every dish is mayo.

Monday
Jul 24
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 8
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 4

Rome: Porchetta, Pecorino and Pizza

Andrew heads to Rome for tastes that stand the test of time. He feasts on lamb brains and veal intestine in the shadow of an ancient dump, eats cheese aged in millennia-old caves, and nets eel with Rome's last eel fisherman.

Monday
Aug 28
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 8

Cajun Country Trail

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.

Tuesday
Sep 26
10pm | 9c
Season 10, Episode 5

Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

Andrew Zimmern traces the legendary patriot's path that ignited the flames of our nation's revolution. Along the way, he samples Colonial-era eel recipes, feasts with Italian immigrants and indulges in a Brazilian meat fest.

Monday
Oct 23
9pm | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 16
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 5

Chicago's Cutting Edge

From exotic ingredients to innovative techniques, Andrew Zimmern finds foodies in Chicago are pushing the limits. From a dish made with whale vomit, to soup that smells like a dead body, Chicago feeds his adventurous appetite.

Tuesday
Jan 16
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 7

Bangkok

Andrew returns to one of the most stimulating and abundant food cities in the all of the world'Bangkok. It's a food paradise for anyone with a hungry appetite, including great street foods, markets and restaurants.

Wednesday
Jan 17
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.

Wednesday
Jan 17
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 17

Sicily, Italy

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.

Wednesday
Jan 17
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 7

Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds

Andrew Zimmern travels to the Faroe Islands, a mysterious Nordic wonderland. He dives into frigid waters for giant horse mussels, feasts on a fermented sheep's head and eats seagulls scooped from the ocean.

Wednesday
Jan 17
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 13

St. Louis: Pig Snouts & Paddlefish

Andrew wants you to meet him in St. Louis, as the song goes, and get a taste of this river city’s diverse neighborhoods, serving up iconic barbecue and rarer fare like pig snouts and paddlefish roe.

Monday
Jan 22
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 6

NYC Overnight: Bizarre at All Hours

New York is the city that never sleeps. Andrew pulls the night shift to explore the hidden world that fuels the Big Apple. From eating goat brains at a cabby hangout to slurping blood clams at a fish market at 4 a.m., Andrew finds out why feeding hungry New Yorkers is an all-night job.

Monday
Jan 22
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 9

Northern California

Andrew Zimmern visits Northern California where people are reinventing sustainable living. From hunting doves to developing strange new flavors for jelly beans to training sheep to eat weeds at local vineyards, people in this part of the country have a unique way of looking at how to get the food they eat.

Monday
Jan 22
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 4

Guatemala: Balls, Brains & Bull's Eyes

Andrew visits Guatemala, where ancient flavors are still alive in the food today. From fresh bull testicle ceviche at the market to a Sunday dinner with possum as the main dish, Andrew tastes rich heritage in every bite.

Monday
Jan 22
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
Jan 22
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 4

Rome: Porchetta, Pecorino and Pizza

Andrew heads to Rome for tastes that stand the test of time. He feasts on lamb brains and veal intestine in the shadow of an ancient dump, eats cheese aged in millennia-old caves, and nets eel with Rome's last eel fisherman.

Monday
Jan 22
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 5

Beijing

From imperial dishes to hot pot street snacks, Andrew eats his way through Beijing, where East meets West and traditional food reigns. He discovers why this ancient Chinese city is home to one of the world's most vibrant food scenes.

Monday
Jan 22
3pm | 2c

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