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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 21

Vancouver

Andrew Zimmern highlights the world-class eats of Vancouver, British Columbia. From delicate spot prawns, inventive sushi and king crab to Japadogs and salmon candy, Vancouver celebrates modern twists on old favorites.

Saturday
Mar 23
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 14

Budapest

Andrew travels to Budapest, Hungry, to showcase this ancient city's most beloved foods. From classic stuffed cabbage and rich goulash to the mouthwatering Transylvania chimney cake and a decadent sponge cake trifle, Hungary's capital city is loaded with comforting dishes.

Saturday
Mar 23
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Mar 23
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Mar 30
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 16

Madrid

Andrew Zimmern heads to Madrid to reveal the most famous foods in Spain's capital. From sweet and succulent roasted piglet to fried calamari sandwiches and tapas, Madrid transforms food into a true culinary and social experience.

Saturday
Mar 30
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

Helsinki

From raucous crayfish boils and snackable fish to lean reindeer meat and hearty porridge pies, Andrew Zimmern highlights traditional dishes from Helsinki, Finland.

Saturday
Mar 30
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 9

Jersey Shore

Andrew Zimmern uncovers the boardwalk indulgences of the Jersey Shore. From sticky-sweet saltwater taffy, to slices of tomato pie and Italian subs, the Jersey Shore's culinary scene is a carnival for the taste buds.

Saturday
Mar 30
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Memphis

Andrew uncovers the edible icons of Memphis from BBQ ribs to the Elvis sandwich.

Saturday
Apr 6
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 4

London

London is a multicultural melting pot, and Andrew Zimmern explores the dishes that have passed the test of time. He samples traditional British fare, from Yorkshire pudding to the classic pies 'n' mash to fish 'n' chips.

Saturday
Apr 6
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Apr 6
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Manila

Andrew reveals Manila's iconic foods, from slow roasted pork to chicken inasal.

Saturday
Apr 13
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Florence

Florence may have an artistic reputation but Andrew is more interested in its culinary contributions. In this episode, Andrew explores the classics like rare Florentine steak, thick ribollita soup, the original cappuccino and the world-famous frozen dessert, gelato.

Saturday
Apr 13
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

New York City

New York City is a melting pot of ethnicities and cuisines. Andrew explores the iconic foods from the Big Apple, such as mile-high pastrami sandwiches, bagels and lox, pizza by the slice and the American hamburger.

Saturday
Apr 13
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Philadelphia

Andrew turns to Philadelphia for iconic meals demanding to be loved. From cheese steak to water ice to 'scrapple,' this town's famous flavors and historic recipes will knock out your taste buds.

Saturday
Apr 20
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 12

Hong Kong

The city of Hong Kong's 7 million residents flock daily to its many restaurants, street carts and noodle houses. From dim sum to congee to roast goose, Andrew Zimmern finds out just what makes this destination so delicious!

Saturday
Apr 20
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 8

St. Louis

As the Gateway to the West, St. Louis has built a reputation for homegrown goodness on the backs of its hardworking people. Andrew Zimmern explores such edible icons as St. Louis-style barbecue, toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake.

Saturday
Apr 20
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Singapore

Andrew explores Singapore's famous foods. The cuisine illustrates the blend of cultures with dishes like the sweet and savory chili crab, the extravagant fish head curry and the tasty marinated skewered meats known as satay.

Saturday
Apr 27
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

Amsterdam

Look no further than the picture-perfect city of Amsterdam for the best eating in the Netherlands. Built on simple classics like bitterballen and haring, Andrew Zimmern discovers just what makes the Dutch destination so delicious.

Saturday
Apr 27
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Boston

Boston is known for its illustrious history, but this week we’re focused on its food! From New England clam chowder to the hotel where Boston cream pie and Parker House rolls were invented, join Andrew as he explores Boston’s legendary cuisine.

Saturday
Apr 27
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Twin Cities

Walleye, bundt cake and the Jucy Lucy are on tap for Andrew in the Twin Cities.

Saturday
May 11
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 7

Dublin

In a city celebrated for its beloved beverages, Dublin, Ireland's food does not disappoint. Andrew Zimmern examines edible Irish icons from smoked salmon, soda bread and stew to boxty, black pudding and Guinness.

Saturday
May 11
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 12

Miami

Miami's beaches and glitzy nightlife make it an international hot spot, but it's the food that really gives this city flavor. From Cuban sandwiches to fresh stone crabs and key lime pie, Andrew reveals Miami's iconic foods.

Saturday
May 11
11:30am | 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!

Saturday
May 18
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 6

Warsaw

In Poland's capital city of Warsaw, the Slavic culture is rich and the hearty food sticks with you through the winter. From pierogi to zapiekanka to paczki, Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic eats that Poles hold as tradition.

Saturday
May 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 23

Seoul

Andrew Zimmern highlights Seoul's dynastic dining icons. From spicy stews to cure a hangover and icy buckwheat noodles to beat the heat to sweet beef and spicy fermented cabbage, Seoul cuisine is tradition with a tasty kick.

Saturday
May 18
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 4

Tucson

Andrew Zimmern unveils Tucson's iconic desert edibles. The culinary oasis sizzles with frontier flavors from legendary sun-dried beef and deep-fried chimichangas to bacon-wrapped hot dogs and shaved ice treats called raspados.

Saturday
May 18
11:30am | 10:30c