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.

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Jungle Market

This is a fresh market off a busy highway outside of Udon Thani. People can find foods that are caught, produced or grown in their own backyard, including roasted bamboo rat.

Udon Thani, Thailand

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Dancing Shrimp and Beetles

Andrew visits a small farm in Udon Thani and learns how to collect and cooks dancing shrimp and beetles found in fresh dung.

Udon Thani, Thailand

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Farming Village

In the village of Ban Huay Yang Kam, Andrew witnesses how a group of native farmers slaughter and prepare raw calf. His meal includes raw meat, intestines, blood and bile from the animal.

Kut Chab District, Udon Thani, Thailand

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Rat Hunting

Andrew learns how to hunt field rats and prepare minced-rice field rat stir-fry and grilled-rice field rat in the village of Ban Pako.

Kumphawapi District, Udon Thani, Thailand

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Annual Winter Fair

Vendors serve up local fare for locals and tourists during this annual event held in Udon Thani's city center. Andrew samples dried squid, deep-fried sparrows and fresh mango with salt and hot pepper.

Udon Thani, Thailand

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Silk-Weaving Village

Andrew travels to the Ban Kud Tao Village in the Na Ma-Phueng sub-district to visit an area known for producing some of the most amazing silk fabrics in the world. He also eats boiled silkworms and silkworm larvae.

Muang Nong Bua Lam Phu, Na Ma-Phueng, Thailand

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