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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 23

Naples

Naples may be the birthplace of pizza, but it's also home to delightful traditional dishes. From flaky pastries stuffed with ricotta and dried fruit to meaty ragu and stewed octopus, Andrew Zimmern shows why Naples is a delicious destination.

Tuesday
May 30
5pm | 4c
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.

Wednesday
May 31
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 16

Louisville, Kentucky

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, KY. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

Sunday
Jul 2
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Chengdu

From the blistering "Hot Pot" and fiery Mapo Tofu to spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Andrew Zimmern explores the famous scorching dishes that make Chengdu, China, a delicious destination.

Wednesday
Oct 18
3am | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 24
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 6, Episode 16

Trinidad and Tobago

Andrew Zimmern samples the island flavors and culinary mashups of Trinidad and Tobago. These twin islands have a singular passion for food and life, featuring dishes like curried crab with dumplings, crispy fried shark sandwiches, and soft and silky flatbreads perfect for scooping veggies and curries.

Tuesday
Nov 14
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 2
8pm | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 2
10pm | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 7
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 16

Louisville, Kentucky

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, KY. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

Tuesday
Mar 13
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 24

Bangkok

Andrew Zimmern highlights the thrilling favorites of Bangkok. From spicy tom yum goong soup and pad Thai to fruity som tam and mango sticky rice, the vibrant flavors of Thailand come to life in every bite.

Tuesday
Apr 24
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Milwaukee

Milwaukee may be known for its beer, but it's also home to mouthwatering classic American foods. From cheese curds and bratwurst to frozen custard and butter burgers, Andrew shows us why this Midwestern city is a great food town.

Tuesday
May 8
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
May 26
12pm | 11c
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
May 26
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
May 27
12pm | 11c
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.

Sunday
May 27
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
May 27
1pm | 12c
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.

Sunday
May 27
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a delicious desert hotspot that's rich in Native American and Spanish traditions and the local cuisine reflects a unique mash-up of cultures. From stacked enchiladas loaded with green chile and a fried egg to spicy Tewa tacos on Indian fry bread, locals in this state say, if there's no chile in the house, there's no food!

Tuesday
May 29
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 13

Tokyo

Tokyo is a world leader in everything from finance to technology — and food! In a spectacular city known for such edible icons as sushi and tempura, Andrew Zimmern explores just what makes this destination so delicious.

Tuesday
May 29
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 29
1pm | 12c
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! 

Tuesday
May 29
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 29
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 24

Baja

Andrew Zimmern dives in to the Mediterranean and seafood-heavy cuisine of Baja California, Mexico. From simple smoked tuna to crispy fish tacos, Caesar salad to zesty seafood cocktail hangover cures, Baja's cuisine is an international sensation.

Tuesday
May 29
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 29
3pm | 2c