Andrew Zimmern discovers that foods from the past may still be the best on a visit to Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay. From beef tongue sandwiches, to Korean boiled pig stomach and blood sausage, to barbecued muskrat and grilled eel.
Andrew Zimmern visits Washington, DC, for Salvadoran favorites, food trucks that feed hordes of hungry federal workers, and takes a trip back into history to taste what our forefathers ate. Whether it's a blackened snakehead sandwich made in a boat on the Potomac, peanut butter paired with foie gras, or Scrapple at a neighborhood grill known for its soul food, DC is a place where historical favorites and new innovations come together to create a variety of unexpected tastes.
Andrew finds out that there's a lot more than meat and potatoes on the table in Iowa. He discovers that Iowa's menu ranges from heritage pork brains with spring onion kimchi to a stew made with a whole sheep's head.
While in America's Dairy Land, Andrew Zimmern finds there's more to the food in Wisconsin than meets the eye. He discovers the science to making milk taste better, lamb organs in a traditional Serbian casserole and emu testicles.
Andrew explores the driving forces behind the cutting edge food scene in Chicago. From world class charcuterie, to fresh seafood from the far corners of the world, to restaurants serving up unique dishes with ingredients you've never even heard of before, purveyors in the Windy City are pushing the limits when it comes to food. Whether it's sourcing the right breed for pressed duck, hunting down an exotic element, like whale vomit for a fish dish, or whipping up a fresh seafood concoction that's served in a baby bottle, Andrew finds out that food suppliers in Chicago are turning out fresh ideas to meet the demand!
There's a bounty of new flavors in store for Andrew when he visits Alaska's Inside Passage. From fresh sea cucumbers, to pickled gumboots, to smoked hooligans, there are plenty of new finds and old favorites for Andrew to try.
Andrew Zimmern heads to Portland, OR, where free thinking foodies are pushing the limits when it comes to creating what to eat. He tries things like elk heart tartar, goose liver chocolates, and ice cream made from marrow.
Denver may be a modern city, but Andrew finds out that you can still get a taste of the Wild West in the food! Whether it's deep fried Rocky Mountain oysters in a biker bar, pheasant cooked over an open flame, or ant larvae beignets in a fine restaurant, Denver is a goldmine of flavors from both yesterday and today!
Andrew Zimmern visits Northern California where people are reinventing sustainable living. From hunting doves to developing strange new flavors for jelly beans to training sheep to eat weeds at local vineyards, people in this part of the country have a unique way of looking at how to get the food they eat.
Andrew Zimmern makes a trip to the Ozarks where people still live off the land, and combine old traditions with new techniques with foods like fried rabbit legs, black bear cracklins and bacon-wrapped crow breast.
Global culture and Texas tradition create bold flavors in Houston, where Andrew eats steer head at a tailgate party, duck organs in dirty rice from a "blast and cast" and goat in the Gandhi District.
Andrew gets a taste of Hawaii's other side by sampling raw fish salad with eyeballs in Waimanalo, a drink made from the juice of a rotting noni fruit in Miloli'i and deep-fried pork intestine in Honolulu's Chinatown. There are all kinds of unexpected Hawaiian food traditions for Andrew to enjoy.
Andrew wants you to meet him in St. Louis, as the song goes, and get a taste of this river city’s diverse neighborhoods, serving up iconic barbecue and rarer fare like pig snouts and paddlefish roe.
Andrew finds the pioneer spirit still going strong in Louisville, KY, when he tastes its unique foods, like barbequed sheep meat, pork brain sandwiches and burgoo, a hunter's stew made with squirrel.
Andrew visits Rhode Island, where local eats are a blend of old traditions and high-tech creations. From the beloved quahog to monkfish liver mousse, the food in this tiny state is packed with flavor.
Forget about the East and West Coasts; visit the Third Coast with Andrew and explore the unsung Gulf Shore by hunting wild hogs and bow-fishing stingrays. Andrew samples swamp fare like pan-fried duck testicles, gizzard gumbo and a river rat stew.
There's more to Birmingham, AL, than barbecue and bread pudding. Here, Andrew discovers surprising Southern fare like bullfrog hearts with pea shoots and Greek grits that will make you slap your mama.
A blend of diverse ethnic backgrounds and can-do spirit, Crucian culture has a flavor all its own, and Andrew gets a taste of all this tropical paradise has to offer, from bullfoot soup to conch roti.
With a menu that includes a Tibetan soup with yak, a Pakistani dish with goat offal and a chicken blood pancake, Andrew finds that a trip to Queens, NY, is just as good as a trip around the globe!
Andrew learns that some of the best foods in Los Angeles are hiding in neighborhoods where outsiders rarely go! From pig head tamales in Watts to steamed chicken embryo in Long Beach, Andrew tastes it all.