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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 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
Season 4, Episode 25

Sydney

From tender kangaroo to light, delicate Pavlova, Andrew Zimmern highlights the sweet and savory dishes of Sydney, Australia. Modern twists to old classics make hearty meat pies, rich Sunday Roasts and sweet Moreton Bay Bugs crowd pleasers.

Saturday
Jun 1
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 17

Cleveland

Old world classics are on the menu as Andrew Zimmern reveals Cleveland's most iconic foods. Tasty dishes range from beer-battered fish and fried sauerkraut balls to a kielbasa sandwich topped with french fries.

Saturday
Jun 1
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Stockholm

Andrew Zimmern highlights Stockholm's herring and traditional Swedish food such as pea soup and pancakes, Joansson's temptation and cinnamon rolls topped with crunchy pearl sugar.

Saturday
Jun 1
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 9

Pittsburgh

Andrew explores the favorite foods of Pittsburgh - home to a half-pound fish sandwich! A working-class town built on hearty recipes like kielbasa, stuffed cabbage and pierogi, Pittsburgh pride is served with fries on the side.

Saturday
Jun 1
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Cajun Country

Andrew Zimmern digs into Cajun Country's finger-licking staple dishes inspired by the area's French-speaking Acadian ancestors, including peppery boudin sausage, cayenne-spiked crawfish, iconic gumbo and crispy-fried frog legs.

Saturday
Jun 8
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 5

Oslo

Andrew Zimmern gets a taste of traditional Viking dishes in Oslo, Norway. From reindeer steak and local cured salmon to sheep and heart-shaped waffles, the capital city serves up recipes that have stood the test of time.

Saturday
Jun 8
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 15

Marrakesh

Andrew Zimmern journeys to Marrakesh, Morocco, to reveal unique cooking methods and ancient recipes for dishes like pigeon meat pies, whole lamb slow roasted in underground ovens and tiny balls of pasta hand rolled by women.

Saturday
Jun 8
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 22

Detroit

Andrew Zimmern highlights the iconic foods that have built the Motor City. From Middle Eastern shawarma and soul food classics to Detroit-style pizza and city chicken, Detroit offers up an array of unique flavors!

Saturday
Jun 8
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Atlanta

In the modern city known for its southern hospitality, Atlanta's comfort food is king. From fried chicken and peach cobbler to soul food and sweet tea, Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic eats that keep the hungry heading south.

Saturday
Jun 15
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 14

Cardiff

From hearty lamb stew with root veggies to a seafood breakfast and cheesy toast, Andrew Zimmern explores the thrifty cuisine of Cardiff, Wales, that outlasted lean times to become modern, favorite fare.

Saturday
Jun 15
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Jun 15
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Jun 15
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Jun 22
10am | 9c
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
Jun 22
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Jun 22
11am | 10c
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
Jun 22
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Jamaica

In a country celebrated for its colorful culture, Jamaica's heritage-rich food lives up to the hype. Andrew Zimmern explores island icons from jerk chicken and mannish water soup to blue mountain coffee and gizzadas.

Saturday
Jun 29
10am | 9c
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
Jun 29
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 22

Milan

From saffron-tinted risotto and warming minestrone to impossibly fluffy, fruity panettone, Andrew Zimmern shows how Milan's rich and refined dishes have earned a place in the international culinary cannon.

Saturday
Jun 29
11am | 10c
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
Jun 29
11:30am | 10:30c