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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 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!

Monday
Feb 13
5pm | 4c
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.

Tuesday
May 16
10pm | 9c
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
Jun 6
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Jul 10
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 19

Brussels

Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of a city that's often overshadowed by its European neighbors. From Belgian waffles to steamed mussels and fries, there's a lot to be hungry for in Brussels, Belgium.

Tuesday
Oct 17
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 20

Santorini

Andrew Zimmern reveals the foods of Santorini. Bursting with beauty and culinary icons of near-mythical proportion, the Greek island is home to tomato fritters, lamb fricassee and nautical delicacies like grilled octopus.

Tuesday
Oct 24
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 11

Jerusalem

Andrew Zimmern investigates the rich culinary heritage of Jerusalem. From savory classics like shawarma, falafel, kubbeh and hummus to tempting pastries like halva and bureka, this holy city's edible icons are steeped in history.

Monday
Dec 4
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 20
3am | 2c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 14
3am | 2c
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.

Monday
Feb 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

St. John's

Andrew Zimmern samples some of the best cuisine St. John's, Newfoundland, has to offer. From succulent blue mussels steamed in local beer and creamy cod au gratin to hearty moose stew and savory rabbit pie, these Canadian eats showcase Newfoundland's storied history of fishing and hunting.

Wednesday
Apr 4
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Chiang Mai

Andrew Zimmern reveals the most iconic foods of Chiang Mai, Thailand. From coconut curry soup to a signature sausage with pork and chile paste, fish roasted in banana leaves to minced pork salad, the northern city has a regional cuisine unlike any other, boasting salty and bitter flavors, fresh vegetables and thriving rice crops.

Tuesday
May 1
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 1
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Monday
Jul 16
10pm | 9c
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.

Monday
Jul 16
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 20

Santorini

Andrew Zimmern reveals the foods of Santorini. Bursting with beauty and culinary icons of near-mythical proportion, the Greek island is home to tomato fritters, lamb fricassee and nautical delicacies like grilled octopus.

Monday
Jul 16
11pm | 10c
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.

Monday
Jul 16
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 17
1am | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 17
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 20

Santorini

Andrew Zimmern reveals the foods of Santorini. Bursting with beauty and culinary icons of near-mythical proportion, the Greek island is home to tomato fritters, lamb fricassee and nautical delicacies like grilled octopus.

Tuesday
Jul 17
2am | 1c
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
Jul 17
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

Austin

Andrew Zimmern uncovers the one-of-a-kind tastes of Austin, a city known for "keeping things weird." The city excels at meaty classics like barbecued brisket, Texas-style chili and chicken-fried steak.

Tuesday
Jul 17
12pm | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 17
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Ho Chi Minh City

Andrew unveils the must-have bites of Ho Chi Minh City, the economic and cultural center of Vietnam. After a thousand years of Chinese occupation and a century of French colonialism, the city has a rich history and the food lives up to its legacy. From loaded sandwiches to savory soups, this youthful city has something for everyone.

Tuesday
Jul 17
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 17
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 17
2pm | 1c