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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 5, Episode 9

Berlin

Andrew Zimmern highlights iconic Berlin street foods such as currywurst and the Berliner jelly-filled doughnut. He also showcases paper-thin weiner schnitzel and the comfort foods of the German beer gardens in this capital city.

Saturday
Jan 19
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

Vienna

Andrew Zimmern samples the cuisine of Vienna and enjoys Sachertorte, an Austrian dessert dating back to the 1800s, and other classics such as schnitzel, frankfurter sausage and more enjoyed by emperors and commoners alike.

Saturday
Jan 26
11am | 10c
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
Jan 26
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Reykjavik

Andrew Zimmern highlights the edible icons of Iceland's capital. From salted cod and lamb hot dogs piled with toppings to tangy, creamy skyr, Reykjavik's food is as colorful, quirky and steeped in history as the city itself.

Saturday
Feb 2
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 1

The Hamptons

Andrew Zimmern dives into the seafood masterworks of the Hamptons. From delectable surf and turf to buttery lobster rolls, clam chowder to smoked bluefish pate, the Hamptons' dinner scene is sizzling.

Saturday
Feb 2
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
Feb 9
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 9

Barcelona

Andrew visits Barcelona, Spain, a coastal city that draws its edible inspiration directly from the mountains and sea. From tapas to crema Catalana, the foods of this Mediterranean city reflect history and culture in every bite.

Saturday
Feb 9
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 11

Zurich

Andrew takes us to Zurich, where Switzerland's most famous foods originated. From warm, gooey fondue to Swiss chocolate made with a modern twist, this city is home to some of the most indulgent comfort foods in the world!

Saturday
Feb 9
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 15

Rome

Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic foods of Rome, including deep-fried artichokes, spaghetti alla carbonara and pizza tonda. Each dish has a history that dates back hundreds of years, and these legendary pleasures are the reason people travel half way around the world to eat them.

Saturday
Feb 9
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 19

Portugal

Andrew explores the iconic eats of Lisbon, Portugal, where seafood reigns supreme, from sardines to shellfish feasts. Late-night snacks are piled with pork, soups overflow with sausage and dessert is a religious experience, too.

Saturday
Feb 16
10am | 9c
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
Feb 16
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

San Francisco

Look no further than San Francisco, CA, for the best eating on the West Coast. Built on classics like Dungeness Crab Louie and sourdough bread, Andrew Zimmern discovers just what makes “The City by the Bay” so delectable.

Saturday
Feb 16
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Athens

Athens, Greece, is the birthplace of many culinary traditions, and Andrew explores the classics, from stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita to moussaka and real Greek yogurt, still made the way it’s been done for generations.

Saturday
Feb 16
11:30am | 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.

Saturday
Feb 23
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 9

Montreal

Known as The City of Saints, Montreal, Canada, is blessed with a cuisine formed by global flavors. From poutine to smoked meat to hand-rolled bagels, Andrew Zimmern digs in to the iconic eats that keep the hungry heading to Quebec.

Saturday
Feb 23
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Marseille

Andrew Zimmern explores Marseille's iconic food. This port city is packed with local delicacies such as fisherman's stew fresh from the Mediterranean, fruity confections fit for royalty and France's answer to pizza.

Saturday
Feb 23
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
Feb 23
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
Mar 2
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

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

Buenos Aires

In Buenos Aires, a strong sense of tradition drives the food culture. Barbecued beef, chimichurri and sweet dulce de leche are featured as Andrew uncovers the mashup of mingling cultures that influence the city's cuisine.

Saturday
Mar 9
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 7

Portland, ME

From lobster roll sandwiches and fresh East Coast oysters to Italian sandwiches and whoopie pies, Andrew Zimmern shows that the seaside city of Portland, Maine, is loaded with classic New England fare.

Saturday
Mar 9
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 20

Copenhagen

Andrew Zimmern explores classic Danish dishes in the city of Copenhagen. From seafood prepared in the New Nordic style to classics like marinated crown herring and pan-fried meatballs, he finds that Copenhagen is bursting with unique flavors.

Saturday
Mar 9
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 13

London: A Second Bite

Andrew highlights the iconic British dishes and ethnically diverse foods that have put London on the culinary map, from humble shepherd's pie and posh beef Wellington to sizzling seekh kebabs and smoky Jamaican jerk chicken.

Saturday
Mar 9
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
Mar 16
10am | 9c
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.

Saturday
Mar 16
10:30am | 9:30c