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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 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.

Tuesday
Feb 28
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 11

Managua

Andrew Zimmern reveals the must-try foods of Managua. From a steamed beef dish called baho to the crispy pork skin-topped salad known as vigaron, traditional flavor is alive in Nicaragua's capital.

Tuesday
Apr 4
5pm | 4c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 18
10:30pm | 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.

Tuesday
Apr 25
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 15
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

London

London is a multicultural melting pot, and Andrew Zimmern explores the dishes that have passed the test of time. He samples traditional British fare, from Yorkshire pudding to the classic pies 'n' mash to fish 'n' chips.

Monday
Sep 11
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Monday
Sep 18
10:30pm | 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.

Tuesday
Nov 28
9pm | 8c
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
Dec 19
11:30pm | 10:30c
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
Jan 23
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Jan 23
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 30
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 0, Episode 2

Desserts

Andrew showcases some of the world's most iconic desserts. These sweet temptations include Boston Cream Pie, Germany's Black Forest Cake and Montreal's maple syrup-laden Pouding Chomeur.

Tuesday
Mar 13
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 2

Shanghai

Andrew Zimmern introduces the popular tastes of Shanghai, China. From creamy hairy crab and savory pork-filled dumplings to rice wine-soaked chicken and scallion pancakes on the go, cuisine in this big city is sweet and simple.

Saturday
Apr 28
12pm | 11c
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
Apr 28
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Birmingham

Andrew Zimmern unveils must-have eats in Birmingham, Alabama. This southern city cherishes soul food classics like fried catfish and hushpuppies, barbecued chicken slathered in sauce, crunchy fried green tomatoes and refreshingly cool pie.

Monday
Apr 30
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 10

Prague

Andrew Zimmern visits Prague, a pilsner-lover's paradise in the Czech Republic. The city's cuisine is full of hearty comfort classics like pork knuckle marinated in lager, mushroom soup, sweet plum pastries and lots of dumplings.

Monday
Apr 30
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Memphis

Andrew uncovers the edible icons of Memphis from BBQ ribs to the Elvis sandwich.

Monday
Apr 30
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 1

Memphis

Andrew uncovers the edible icons of Memphis from BBQ ribs to the Elvis sandwich.

Tuesday
May 1
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 2

Birmingham

Andrew Zimmern unveils must-have eats in Birmingham, Alabama. This southern city cherishes soul food classics like fried catfish and hushpuppies, barbecued chicken slathered in sauce, crunchy fried green tomatoes and refreshingly cool pie.

Tuesday
May 1
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 10

Prague

Andrew Zimmern visits Prague, a pilsner-lover's paradise in the Czech Republic. The city's cuisine is full of hearty comfort classics like pork knuckle marinated in lager, mushroom soup, sweet plum pastries and lots of dumplings.

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

Tuesday
May 1
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 9

Asheville

Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic eats of Asheville, North Carolina. The eclectic food city features tangy barbecue, decadent sweet potato pie, mouthwatering fried chicken, succulent rainbow trout and giant soft-dough biscuits with savory gravy.

Tuesday
May 1
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Phnom Penh

Andrew Zimmern discovers the complex flavors of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Spicy grilled crab, cold and refreshing beef salad and herbaceous fish and noodle soup reflect a mission to preserve the uniqueness of Cambodian cuisine.

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

Tuesday
May 1
2pm | 1c