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Every traveler wants to try a crepe in Paris, gelato in Florence, Italy, or a po'boy in New Orleans. But how many really know where those dishes came from or how they are made? Andrew Zimmern digs into the not-to-be-missed legendary foods that define a location.

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 8, Episode 10

Kanazawa

Andrew introduces the modern city of Kanazawa, Japan, that's filled with deep traditions. From regionally fished Kano crab to sushi built using aged rice and fresh seafood, he explores tantalizing eats that are unspoiled by international tourism.

Saturday
Oct 6
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Munich

As the proud capital of Bavaria — and beer drinking — Munich has built a cuisine around hearty dishes meant to stick to the bones. From schnitzel and spaetzle to kneidel and cake, Andrew Zimmern reveals Munich's festival of foods! 

Saturday
Oct 13
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 2

Birmingham

Andrew Zimmern unveils must-have eats in Birmingham, Alabama. This southern city cherishes soul food classics like fried catfish and hushpuppies, barbecued chicken slathered in sauce, crunchy fried green tomatoes and refreshingly cool pie.

Saturday
Oct 13
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

Tel Aviv

Andrew Zimmern explores the classic tastes of Tel Aviv. Rich in Middle-Eastern tradition, the Israeli city's food is a modern reflection of an ancient culture, featuring crispy falafel and savory schnitzel to world-renowned hummus and sweet malabi.

Saturday
Oct 13
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 12

Santiago

Andrew Zimmern reveals iconic flavors of the culinary paradise of Santiago, Chile. Andrew learns about some of Santiago's signature dishes such as Asado a la Parrilla, Pastel de Jaiba and Chacarero.

Saturday
Oct 13
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Santa Monica

Andrew dives in to the laid-back eats of Santa Monica, California. Boasting miles of coastline, Santa Monica is home to spicy seafood soup, Chinese chicken salad, Tsukemen and many other dishes any seafood lover could want.

Saturday
Oct 13
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 8

Phuket

Andrew explores the alluring eats of Phuket, Thailand, an island paradise with bountiful natural gifts, aromatic flavors and multicultural cuisine. From spicy crab curry to sweet, crispy street snacks, Phuket's gastronomy is a feast for the senses.

Saturday
Oct 13
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 15

Charleston

Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic dishes of Charleston, SC. Known for its low country culinary style and high-class hospitality, this charming city offers coastal classics like shrimp and grits, she-crab soup and, of course, barbecue.

Saturday
Oct 20
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 3

San Diego

Andrew highlights San Diego's sun-soaked cuisine, served surfside. The laid-back beach town is known for its Mexican-inspired fish tacos, octopus tostadas, Filipino chicken adobo, So-Cal monster burritos, and a globally-loved hometown salad.

Saturday
Oct 20
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 22

Milan

From saffron-tinted risotto and warming minestrone to impossibly fluffy, fruity panettone, Andrew Zimmern shows how Milan's rich and refined dishes have earned a place in the international culinary cannon.

Saturday
Oct 20
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 13

Mumbai

Andrew Zimmern unveils Mumbai's multicultural flavors and addictive ingredients. A city built on chaos, hard work and multicultural melding, Mumbai showcases its history through its delicious eateries. The city's edible icons include deep-fried fish and prawns, saucy goat over rice and vegetarian dishes from puffed rice salad to spicy potato mashups.

Saturday
Oct 20
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 23

Lyon

Andrew explores the legendary and timeless cuisine of Lyon, France. The flavors of pike fish dumplings, breaded beef tripe and pink pralines have all helped Lyon earn the title "World Capital of Gastronomy." Andrew discovers the traditions and great food that earn chefs in this 2000-year-old city national treasure status.

Saturday
Oct 20
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 12

Denver

Andrew explores the frontier fare of Denver, Colorado. From classic game meats remade for the modern palette to the signature green chili sauce of Den-Mex cuisine, Denver has become the region's cultural hub with an abundance of top-shelf food.

Saturday
Oct 20
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 22

Detroit

Andrew Zimmern highlights the iconic foods that have built the Motor City. From Middle Eastern shawarma and soul food classics to Detroit-style pizza and city chicken, Detroit offers up an array of unique flavors!

Saturday
Oct 27
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 16

Louisville, Kentucky

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, KY. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

Saturday
Oct 27
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Chengdu

From the blistering "Hot Pot" and fiery Mapo Tofu to spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Andrew Zimmern explores the famous scorching dishes that make Chengdu, China, a delicious destination.

Saturday
Oct 27
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 15

Panama City

Andrew Zimmern digs in to Panama City's classic tastes inspired by the blended cultures that make up the capital city's population. From fried whole fish and plantains to citric ceviche and yucca fritters packed with steak, the Latin flair of this multicultural city seasons every dish.

Saturday
Oct 27
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 2

Queens

Andrew Zimmern visits NYC specifically to scope out Queens' multicultural gastronomy. From hand-ripped noodles to spicy Thai stir-fries, grilled Greek octopus to kosher icons like pastrami on rye, Queens is an abundance of edible diversity.

Saturday
Oct 27
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 19

Aruba

Andrew Zimmern takes a culinary tour of Aruba, where the climate is as warm as the people. He indulges in local favorites like hearty Dutch pea soup, comforting yet elegant seafood cazuela and sweet, buttery cashew cake.

Saturday
Oct 27
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

Mauritius

From piping-hot fried dumplings and handmade egg noodles to veggie-stuffed flatbread and curried swordfish, Andrew Zimmern showcases the flavorful fusions of the island paradise of Mauritius.

Saturday
Nov 3
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 22

Dominican Republic

Andrew Zimmern takes a culinary tour of the Dominican Republic, a meat-lover's paradise. From whole roast pig and crispy, Lebanese-inspired fried dough pockets to beef and plantain casseroles, Dominican gastronomy is full of surprises.

Saturday
Nov 3
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 7

Boston: A Second Bite

Boston is the heart of New England, the birthplace of American independence and home to so many delicious foods that it calls for more than one visit! Andrew Zimmern explores the flavors of Boston neighborhoods, from black pasta found in the north end's Little Italy to the bay neighborhood's fresh Irish fish and chips and seafood stew made with all local ingredients. He also satisfies his sweet tooth with a local favorite, a giant, flaky pastry filled with vanilla custard and whipped cream.

Saturday
Nov 3
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 3

Bermuda

Andrew Zimmern explores the landscape and cuisine of the island of Bermuda, a 21-square-mile British territory with Caribbean soul. He finds native dishes ranging from fish chowder and jerk chicken to spiny lobster and cassava pie, all reflecting the island's diverse population that includes Jamaican immigrants and descendants of slaves from the West Indies.

Saturday
Nov 3
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 11

Kansas City

Andrew Zimmern visits Kansas City, where he finds a thriving arts and industrial hub with a small town vibe serving up treasured dishes. Barbecue is still the reigning king, but locals are also devoted to a swirled Croatian dessert bread and a locally-made marshmallow chocolate candy.

Saturday
Nov 10
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 5

Washington, DC

Andrew Zimmern looks at the diverse and monumental eats that define Washington, DC. Full of vibrant communities, DC boasts gastronomy that includes local oysters, Ethiopian chicken stew, spicy Chinese stir-fry and chili-smothered sausages.

Saturday
Nov 17
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 18

Frankfurt

Andrew takes a look at the hearty, simple and filling dishes of Frankfurt, Germany. Steeped in tradition and down-to-earth ingredients, Frankfurt's gastronomy showcases the city's regal history and lush natural resources. Andrew samples everything from the classic frankfurter and apple wine to pork shoulder with sauerkraut and hand cheese with music.

Saturday
Nov 17
11:30am | 10:30c