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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 4, Episode 11

Managua

Andrew Zimmern reveals the must-try foods of Managua. From a steamed beef dish called baho to the crispy pork skin-topped salad known as vigaron, traditional flavor is alive in Nicaragua's capital.

Monday
Feb 27
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 23

Naples

Naples may be the birthplace of pizza, but it's also home to delightful traditional dishes. From flaky pastries stuffed with ricotta and dried fruit to meaty ragu and stewed octopus, Andrew Zimmern shows why Naples is a delicious destination.

Tuesday
Jun 13
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 5

Mexico City

Mexico City has the most people of any city in the western hemisphere, and they all love to eat! Home to some of the best street food on earth, Andrew Zimmern explores tasty traditions like barbacoa, chicharrone and huarache.

Tuesday
Jul 4
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 18

Hanoi

Full of culinary collaboration and contrasting flavors, Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic foods of Hanoi, Vietnam, including sweet and sour snail soup, ground pork-filled crepes and sweet potato fritters topped with shrimp.

Tuesday
Sep 12
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Prague

Andrew Zimmern visits Prague, a pilsner-lover's paradise in the Czech Republic. The city's cuisine is full of hearty comfort classics like pork knuckle marinated in lager, mushroom soup, sweet plum pastries and lots of dumplings.

Wednesday
Nov 22
1am | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 12
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 14

Bogota

Andrew Zimmern explores the sky-high flavors of Bogota, Colombia. This mountaintop city keeps warm with hearty potato soup, roasted stuffed pork, egg-filled arepas, a unique take on the tamale and cheesy hot chocolate.

Monday
Dec 18
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 21

Venice

Andrew Zimmern highlights the culinary treasures of Venice, Italy, including paper-thin cuts of beef Carpaccio, espresso-soaked tiramisu and cuttlefish stewed in its own ink.

Tuesday
Feb 6
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 14

Hyderabad

Andrew Zimmern explores the aromatic treasures of Hyderabad, India. From savory potato pastries and silver-garnished syrupy fried bread to spicy pancakes and hearty meals of meat and rice, Hyderabad's menus are fit for royalty.

Wednesday
Feb 7
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 23

Oaxaca

Andrew Zimmern explores regional specialties in Oaxaca, Mexico. From complex mole negro sauce over Mayan-era tamales and crispy tortilla with pork lard to egg bread dunked in hot chocolate, local tradition flavors each bite.

Tuesday
Mar 6
2am | 1c
Season 7, Episode 3

Chicago: A Second Bite

Andrew Zimmern takes a bite of Chicago's humble, hearty and world-renowned food scene. From juicy rib tips to zesty Polish sausages to experimental and edible works of art, Chicago's eats stay true to its roots.

Tuesday
Apr 3
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Cape Town

Andrew Zimmern leaves no meal unexplored in multicultural Cape Town, South Africa, where meat comes in all forms, from sausage to stew to pie. The coastal city's seafood is out of this world, and the favorite pastry is nothing without a coat of syrup!

Tuesday
Apr 10
2am | 1c
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.

Tuesday
May 8
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Nashville

Andrew Zimmern explores the country classics of Nashville, from hot chicken to chess pie. Other Music City mainstays range from heaven-sent biscuits smothered in gravy to barbecue juicy enough to make you sing!

Tuesday
May 22
5pm | 4c
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.

Tuesday
May 22
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Brooklyn

Andrew digs into Brooklyn's iconic eats. The multicultural borough offers old-school relics like insanely juicy steak, perfect NY pizza, Jewish pastries swirled with chocolate, decadent cheesecake and Russia's take on ravioli.

Tuesday
May 22
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 3

San Antonio

Andrew Zimmern showcases the Tex-Mex favorites of San Antonio, Texas, including puffy tacos and a giant chalupa burger. Other featured foods include slow-cooked brisket, melt-in-your-mouth barbacoa and marinated stuffed quail cooked over mesquite.

Tuesday
May 22
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 23

Naples

Naples may be the birthplace of pizza, but it's also home to delightful traditional dishes. From flaky pastries stuffed with ricotta and dried fruit to meaty ragu and stewed octopus, Andrew Zimmern shows why Naples is a delicious destination.

Tuesday
May 22
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 11

Toronto

From sweet and savory BBQ pork and enormously artful mountains of lobster to herbaceous Jamaican flatbreads and sinfully gooey butter tarts, Andrew showcases the diverse eats of Toronto, Canada.

Tuesday
May 22
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Brooklyn

Andrew digs into Brooklyn's iconic eats. The multicultural borough offers old-school relics like insanely juicy steak, perfect NY pizza, Jewish pastries swirled with chocolate, decadent cheesecake and Russia's take on ravioli.

Wednesday
May 23
1am | 12c
Season 6, Episode 3

San Antonio

Andrew Zimmern showcases the Tex-Mex favorites of San Antonio, Texas, including puffy tacos and a giant chalupa burger. Other featured foods include slow-cooked brisket, melt-in-your-mouth barbacoa and marinated stuffed quail cooked over mesquite.

Wednesday
May 23
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 23

Naples

Naples may be the birthplace of pizza, but it's also home to delightful traditional dishes. From flaky pastries stuffed with ricotta and dried fruit to meaty ragu and stewed octopus, Andrew Zimmern shows why Naples is a delicious destination.

Wednesday
May 23
2am | 1c
Season 5, Episode 11

Toronto

From sweet and savory BBQ pork and enormously artful mountains of lobster to herbaceous Jamaican flatbreads and sinfully gooey butter tarts, Andrew showcases the diverse eats of Toronto, Canada.

Wednesday
May 23
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 24

Beijing

From crispy breakfast pancakes to deep bowls of chewy noodles, tender Peking duck to steamed buns and zesty donkey sandwiches, Beijing's cuisine is a modern-day dynastic sensation steeped in history and fit for an Emperor.

Saturday
May 26
12pm | 11c
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
May 26
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 20

Sicily

Andrew Zimmern unveils Sicily's edible icons. Known for artisanal comfort food such as crunchy fried rice balls, thick crust pizza, irresistibly creamy cannoli and a pasta that will make you sing, Sicilian cuisine is a timeless treasure made with classic Italian passion.

Sunday
May 27
12pm | 11c