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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 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.

Saturday
Nov 3
10am | 9c
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.

Saturday
Nov 3
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Seattle

Andrew discovers Seattle's iconic foods including Dungeness crab and teriyaki.

Saturday
Nov 3
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 17

Osaka

Andrew Zimmern highlights foods from Osaka, the gateway to Japan. From panko-crusted vegetables and octopus fritters to udon noodles topped with fried tofu, Osaka's cuisine is Japan's answer to soul food.

Saturday
Nov 3
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Honolulu

Andrew divulges Honolulu's favorite culinary classics. From smoky, tender kalua pig and sweet-tooth-satisfying shave ice to raw fish poke and a Hawaiian favorite spiked with Spam, there's a bounty of multicultural delights.

Saturday
Nov 10
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 1

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California is the capital of stardom - and that includes its cuisine! In a city known for such edible icons as Korean tacos and the LA street dog, Andrew Zimmern explores just what makes this destination so delicious.

Saturday
Nov 10
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 18

Baltimore

Andrew Zimmern brings us to Baltimore, a gritty city where the food is alive with original flavor. Hearty and unique favorites are featured, including local blue crab, tender pit beef and beloved chocolaty Berger cookies.

Saturday
Nov 17
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 10

Veracruz

Andrew discovers the taste of Veracruz, Mexico, by sampling Arroz a la tumbada, which includes a whole boiled octopus! Then he enjoys traditional favorites like chile relleno, picaditas and a towering seafood cocktail known as Vuelve A La Vida.

Saturday
Nov 17
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Providence

Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic foods of Providence. Local favorites include hot wieners made with a special meat sauce, Johnny cakes, coffee milk, grilled pizza and the legendary Rhode Island clam chowder.

Saturday
Nov 24
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 13

Dubrovnik

Andrew Zimmern highlights the locally grown traditional foods of Dubrovnik, Croatia. From spit-roasted lamb and octopus salad to a smoked meat, cabbage and potatoes dish and Dalmatia-style grilled fish, Andrew tastes the difference freshness can make in this ancient seaport city.

Saturday
Dec 1
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 7

New Orleans

New Orleans is a vibrant, eclectic city, and its cuisine has been infused with a multitude of culinary influences. Andrew Zimmern explores the classic dishes, from po'boys and gumbo to oysters Rockefeller and bananas Foster.

Saturday
Dec 1
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 19

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city of bold traditions that doesn't shy away from flavor. Andrew Zimmern features a variety of Scottish classics including the filling Scottish breakfast, peppery haggis, blue lobster and classic Scotch whisky.

Saturday
Dec 8
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 1

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Andrew Zimmern uncovers the most delicious food in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. From Croatian chicken cooked over an open flame to fresh-caught Lake Superior whitefish and traditional pasties, this rural landscape is home to many mouthwatering dishes.

Saturday
Dec 8
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Dec 15
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 16

Dubai

Andrew Zimmern unveils the diverse delicacies of ultra-modern Dubai like marinated meat kababs, an Egyptian dish with roots to an ancient past and halwa, a rosewater-flavored sweet known as a symbol of the region.

Saturday
Dec 15
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.

Sunday
Dec 16
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 10

Chicago

From high-end restaurants to tucked-away eateries, Chicago, IL, is a world-class food paradise. Andrew Zimmern explores Windy City classics from deep dish pizza and all-beef hot dogs to chicken vesuvio and Garrett popcorn.

Sunday
Dec 16
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 18

Houston

Andrew uncovers Houston's eclectic eats. From Tex-Mex steak fajitas and cheesy Czech pastries, to Creole classics, Gulf seafood and Vietnamese-Cajun crawfish, Houston is a flavorful fusion of Wild West, Far East and Deep South.

Sunday
Dec 16
1pm | 12c
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.

Sunday
Dec 16
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Dec 22
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

Paris

In the City of Love, Andrew Zimmern explores the delicious delicacies of Paris, from indulgent steak frites and croque monsieur to baked croissants and baguettes to sweet macarons and savory crepes.

Saturday
Dec 29
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 8

Manhattan

Andrew Zimmern is in Manhattan for foods that have earned their place as culinary staples in an ever-changing city. From juicy pastrami on rye to black and white cookies, he finds proof that New York is home to some of the best restaurants and highest standards in the world.

Saturday
Dec 29
11:30am | 10:30c
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
Jan 5
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 14

Scottish Highlands

Andrew Zimmern explores the bountiful larder and proud history that provides chefs in the Scottish Highlands with the building blocks for uniquely Highland dishes. From lean, flavorful Highland beef and sweet, buttery shellfish to handheld meat pies and smoked salmon, these hearty meals are shaped by seasonal ingredients and bountiful natural resources.

Saturday
Jan 5
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Lima

The ocean and the mountains provide plenty of bounty in Lima. From ceviche made with the freshest fish to ice cream made with exotic tropical fruits, Andrew Zimmern uncovers the most famous foods in this Peruvian city by the sea.

Saturday
Jan 12
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 26

Bali

Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic foods of Bali, where the dishes are rooted in tradition and ceremony. Featured foods include suckling pig cooked all day on a rotisserie, spicy wok-fried rice and whole slow-roasted duck.

Saturday
Jan 12
11:30am | 10:30c