Bizarre Foods America

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Bizarre Foods America
Bizarre Foods America logo.jpg
Genre Food/Travel
Starring Andrew Zimmern
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) Colleen Needles Steward, Andrew Zimmern
Editor(s) Tim Jones
Running time 43 minutes
Distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channel Travel Channel
Original run January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23) – Present (Present)
External links
[Bizarre Foods America Website]

Bizarre Foods America is an American television series, and a spin-off of Bizarre Foods, this time focusing on the United States rather than international travel. Andrew Zimmern travels to various cities throughout the country and samples local cuisines and ways of life. The format is similar to Bizarre Foods. The show premiered Monday January 23, 2012 at 9:00 ET on Travel Channel.[1]

Much like the popular Bizarre Foods, Andrew heads to some of the most unique food hubs in the country. Once there he meets with locals and local chefs to gain a better understanding of American cuisine and to see how America has developed its reputation as a melting pot of cultures and foods and what sort of unusual foods people in America might have in their own cities and not realize.[2]

Starting October 27th, 2014 the show is returning to its original format as Bizarre Foods.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (1) January 24, 2012 Twin Cities Andrew visits a hotdish cook off, Deep fried snapping turtle, elk kabobs, guinea pig confit cone, Jucy Lucy, Cajun Bluesy, duck nuts, butter burgers, making meals with meat glue, carp, Hmong cuisine including bitter bamboo soup, papaya salad.
2 (2) January 30, 2012 New Orleans "Swamp Food"; alligator; crawfish with "Cajun Napalm" boil; boudin; hog ponce; frogs legs; frog piquant; roux; rabbit; cracklings; Andrew participates in a New Orleans "Second Line" funeral procession; a visit to Willie May's Scotch House; gumbo; chicken creole; raccoon; turtle; cooking with jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins; a visit to the largest Vietnamese community in the South; jackfruit; boiled peanuts; Bahn quan; tiet cahn aka Vietnamese Pizza; Vietnamese Hot Pot.
3 (3) February 6, 2012 Seattle
4 (4) February 13, 2012 Boston Spiny Dogfish fetuses,squid ink pasta,cannoli,salumi, coppa di testa,salchicche e rapè, skate, Cambodian rice porridge, praw-hak, Yao Hun, tripe salad,toasted silkworms, oysters, a seafood boil feast, a visit to a physics class at Harvard on food science, New England summer salad with chorizo powder,Arctic char,waygu,bone marrow custard,Boston style pizza.
5 (5) February 20, 2012 Detroit Deep South Soul Food,Peking Duck,Caramel Cake,BBQ Pig Head,mower mani fore meatloaf,raccoon,Kofta,Kataif,Kunufa,A Ramadan Iftar feast in Dearborn,Spicy Head Cheese,Pigs Foot Jelly,Lamb Kidney Sub,Dried Fish Pizza,Ghost Pepper Pizza,Bean Custard pie,BBQ Pig Snouts,Terrine,Pizza Bismarck
6 (6) February 27, 2012 West Virginia Deer pluck,roast and heart,Pepperoni Rolls,squirrel stock,Burgoo,groundhog,woodchuck cacciatore, picked ramps,corn fritters,Pocahontas County roadkill cook off festival featuring kettle corn, corn flakes cubes, walking tacos,mink chowder! turtle stew, hare,rabbit, asparagus and wild turkey stew, goat, squirrel and rabbit gumbo,smeared hog with groundhog gravy, crow cheese.
7 (7) March 5, 2012 Charleston Southern Kosher cooking,Gullah cuisine,Marsh Hens and "Hoppel Poppel".
8 (8) March 12, 2012 Savannah Soul Food Savannah style, Ox Tails,Red Velvet cake with Sour Cream frosting,Scuppernongs, seafood boil, a visit with Savannah's legendary The Lady Chablis, New South Kosher cuisine, pastrami and grit cakes,chopped liver and pastrami egg rolls, barbecued beef brisket blintz.

Season 2[edit]

No. Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (9) July 9, 2012 Las Vegas A Hamburger that costs five thousand dollars made with Kobe beef; a sundae that costs $1,000 ;cupcake that costs $750; tuna cones,artisan chocolates, how buffet leftovers become a feast at a pig farm in the outskirts of Las Vegas, a seafood restaurant that has an Italian fish market flown in every day; dinner for 1,800 people at Muhammed Ali's 70th birthday.
2 (10) July 16, 2012 San Diego Giant California Sea Urchin,spot prawns,Baja octopus,swordfish marrow with Yuzu and soy sauce,black cod foie gras,urchin gelato,tortas ahogadas,BBQ lamb Texcoco style, corn smut, fried crickets, pancita, a behind the scene visit to the San Diego Zoo during feeding time,Filipino comfort and street food,a visit to a camel dairy,foraging wild edible plants and abalone on the San Diego coastline .
3 (11) July 23, 2012 Miami Andrew explores the iconic treasures and hidden delights that make Miami's food scene so special.
4 (12) July 30, 2012 New Mexico Prairie Dog roasted with cedar, Elk stew in red chile sauce, Green Zebra Tomatoes,a visit to the Earthship colony near Taos,Buffalo Pluck, Tia Sophia's Christmas style platters with red and green chile,tacos,menudo,green chile cheeseburgers,a mantaza celebration in Los Lunas,Sanguie Stew,carne avovada,chicharrones.
5 (13) August 6,2012 L.A. Pop Up Andrew creates a menu inspired by his travels around the world for a hungry dinner crowd in LA.
6 (14) August 13, 2012 Austin Bloody Marys made with real blood, whole roasted pigeons, donuts topped with chicken and milkshakes made with bacon,venison lean tacos,scrambled pig brains,tortilla made with bacon fat,jar jar duck,lardo,trotter croquettes,wild boar tacos,Pon Haus,Texas style BBQ,food truck offerings from lamb hearts to yakitori.
7 (15) August 20, 2012 The Blues Trail Andrew tastes everything from southern staples like smoked baloney sandwiches, deep fried chicken livers, and pork rinds, to new spins on old staples.
8 (16) August 27, 2012 The Other Florida Frog legs; hunting armadillos; catching alligators,mud fish,garfish,Seminole cooking including water turtle, pumpkin fry bread,Indian Burgers,sofkey,swamp cabbage,fiddlehead ferns.

Season 3[edit]

No. Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (17) February 11, 2013 Washington D.C. Fresh snakehead pulled from the Potomac; pupusas at a Salavdoran restaurant; peanut butter sandwiches made with foie gras,food trucks in Capitol Hill,a visit to a restaurant which serves historical foods from America's past,Kosher Soul Food.
2 (18) February 18, 2013 Denver Rocky Mountain oysters at a ballpark; yak and elk served at an historic restaurant; pheasant cooked outside,Mongolian milk tea and dried curds,"Den-Mex" cuisine,Vietnamese style blood sausages,Ant Larva beignets. Note* this episode was dedicated to the memory of Greg "Cubby"Cabera.
3 (19) February 25, 2013 Iowa Pork brains with spring onion kimchi; a stew made from a sheep's head.
4 (20) March 4, 2013 Alaska's Inside Passage Fresh sea cucumbers; salmon eggs; fish heads that are buried before they're roasted over a fire.
5 (21) March 11, 2013 Wisconsin Science behind what makes milk taste better; a traditional Serbian casserole made with lamb organs; emu testicles.
6 (22) March 18, 2013 Chicago's Cutting Edge A fish dish made with ambergris; charcuterie that includes duck heart pate; a soup that smells like a dead body.
7 (23) March 25, 2013 Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay Beef tongue sandwiches; Korean soul foods that include boiled pig stomach and blood sausage; traditional bay foods like barbecued muskrat and grilled eel.
8 (24) April 1, 2013 The Ozarks Fried rabbit legs; Redhorse and Northern Suckerfish,Arkansas black bear cracklins; bacon-wrapped crow breast,Vietnamese style fish fry, Sour Catfish soup,Fish Spring Rolls, A squirrel cook off in Bentonville Arkansas.
9 (25) April 15, 2013 Northern California Grilled dove hearts; barf flavored jelly beans; monkey face eel.
10 (26) April 22, 2013 Portland Elk heart tartare with a raw turkey egg; bourbon smoked cherries and bone barrow; goose liver with cacao; honey made from beehives from local back yards; honey lavender ice cream; fermented salami; salt cured hogs; lardo; a visit to a exotic salt shoppe; bourbon cured pigeon crudo; wagashi; Hanabira; chocolate fois gras bars; chocolate with chicharrones and peppers; foietella; a visit to a urban farm.

Season 4[edit]

No. Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (27) July 1, 2013 Hidden Los Angeles Grunion hunting on Venice Beach; smoked ox tongue;a visit to an urban ranch in a Compton neighborhood ; carnitas; tortitas de Camaron; fried dough sticks; rice porridge with 1,000 year old eggs, Hakka cuisine; Hunan cuisine, Shumai style BBQ,stinky tofu; faux meats and seafood made with vegetable protein; ;Chicken and Guerrero style Pig head tamales at a food truck in Watts; Hawkins House of Burgers famous Whipper Burger; chicken and waffles; Cambodian rice porridge,fish amok,steamed chicken embryo (Balut) during a Cambodian New Years celebration in Long Beach home of the largest Cambodian community in the United States; wild wood sorrel, wild mustard greens,beef brisket with korbucha, pear tart with sorrel curd.
2 (28) July 8, 2013 Undiscovered Hawaii Dried octopus bile sac; crispy pork intestine; a raw fish salad that includes the eyeballs,Poke,Palu,octopus liver,Crack Seed,Sesame Fish,Icee with Li Hing Mui juice,"Larry" size Hawaiian Shaved Ice,Helmet Urchin,Taro.


3 (29) July 15, 2013 Third Coast: Stingrays, Swamp and Swine Stingray tacos; pan fried duck testicles; nutria stew,wild hog,Vietnamese cooking,a visit to Chappawila Farms,Isleño cuisine including Boudin Sausage,Pulldoo Gumbo, Arroz con Pollo,oysters.
4 (30) July 22, 2013 Queens N.Y.: World's Best Food Town A Pakistani kebab joint with a dish made out of goat liver and brains; a Tibetan place with soup made from yak meat; buffalo chicken feet with maple syrup.
5 (31) July 29, 2013 Birmingham: The New South A Chinese style noodle bowl made with frog legs and pig skin; sautéed rabbit offal and goat head soup.
6 (32) August 5, 2013 Rhode Island: Chowing Gaggers & Stuffies New Englanders blend old traditions and experimental to create clam cakes and monkfish liver mousse.gagah,coffee milk, a visit to the Pawtucket Winter Farmers Market, sea scallops, sea robins, fig bars, oysters,Stuffies,fish roll,codfish, papo sec,Azores style chorizo ,baclabo.


7 (33) August 12, 2013 Louisville: Bourbon And Burgoo A beverage that tastes like bourbon but without the alcohol; barbecued mutton,fried bologna sandwiches with chili and spaghetti,frog legs,grilled goose breast with Kentucky sorghum,egg drop soup,tobacco chocolate cookies,burgoo,squirrel,Watergate salad, Soy Sauce made in Bourbon barrels,Premium Kentucky Ham,Pork Brain sandwiches,fried hominy,carrot marmalade.
8 (34) August 19, 2013 St. Croix, USVI: Bull's Feet In Paradise Goat water soup; conch roti; breadfruit tostones,Senepol Cattle,Land Crabs,Shellfish,Pate,Sweet Potato Dumplings,Bull's Feet soup,Pickled Green Bananas.
9 (35) August 26, 2013 St. Louis: Pig Snouts & Paddlefish Pork Brain sandwiches with marble rye bread, crispy pig snouts aka "Snoots", pig heart pastrami; dessert made with organ meats and caramel sauce,St. Louis style pizza with Provel Cheese, St.Louis Ooey Gooey Butter Cake,Paddlefish,Burek,Sac,Cevapi.
10 (36) September 2, 2013 Houston: Blast and Cast Buffalo; fresh duck organs; grilled redfish; a restaurant that serves up Viet Cajun crawfish,tailgating with fans of the Houston Texans professional football team,Texas "T" Wagyu beef,Machitos,Barbacoa, Mangulita pig leg,oysters Gilhooey,Indian Sweets,making by-catch fish into cuisine.

Season 5[edit]

No. Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (37) November 4, 2013 New Jersey: Pigs Blood & Paprikash Filipino favorites like dinuguan,turban,sisig,lechon and balut to the Taylor pork roll to triploid oysters and other dishes like scungilli,conch,ocean whelks,A visit to the Hungarian festival in New Brunswick, Ramen, Fluke,Taylor pork roll,chicken paprikash,grilled duck hearts.
2 (38) November 11, 2013 Pittsburgh: Catfish & Kiska Blending old and new food traditions; stuffed cabbage; braunschweiger; goat heart tartare,riverside catfish fishing at the Allegheny river near PNC Park,sfoglitelle,rhemer's blennd,Primanti's sandwich,Vietnamese Banh Mi,trout,drinking vinegar,heart tartar with celery foam.
3 (39) November 18, 2013 Virginia: Cicadas & Cownose Rays Andrew Zimmern finds out that in Virginia, people aren't afraid to shake up tradition when it comes to food.
4 (40) November 25, 2013 Toronto: Horse Heart & Flipper Pie Horse heart salami; seal flipper pie; pig's ear and cuttlefish,Singapore Slaw,Chinese Sausage,Malay style noodles,a visit to a traditional Chinese medical shop disguised as a frozen yogurt shop,Soursop,durian,grouper,eel with black bean sauce,pea meal bacon sandwich, a visit to the Festival of South Asia,Curry Goat, Paan, papadatum, Chakri,samosas, cod cheeks and tounge,hard bread,britches ( cod roe fried), Screech a type of Jamaican Rum.
5 (41) December 2, 2013 Cleveland: Pighead & Perch Pigs head,perch,souse,Deep Fried Hot Dogs, Polish Boy sandwiches,A visit to a Friday Night Fish Fry at the American-Slovak Club in Lorain,Hurka,Tailgate Mustard,Wet aged and Dry aged beef,Denver Steak, vegetables that are grown underground. oyster leaf,Diver's grass,Popcorn shoots.
6 (42) December 9, 2013 NYC Overnight: Bizarre at All Hours Halal,Naan,Dal,braised goat's head,Chicken and Pork tamales,menudo,chicken feet in hot sauce,rabbit in green chili,Doctor fish,Blood Cockles,uncut beef,dry aged beef,Al Chigae/Jjigae,Budae Chigae /Jjigae (Army Stew),Haejang Guk ( Hangover Curing stew). sesame leaf, raw marinade crab,pork belly and squid marinaded in chilli (chili) sauce,Green Tea muffins,Chocolate Miso brownies,organic ice cream,Lox.
7 (43) December 16, 2013 Minnesota State Fair: Curds, Corn & Cracklins Tom Thumb donuts,mini cinnamon rolls,foot long hot dogs,malts,The Gizmo,double bacon corn dogs,comet corn,deep fried pickles,fried pickled and chocolate,dough-sant,peach glazed pig cheeks,cracklings with Alabama style white sauce,roasted corn,cheese curds,a visit to the baking,canning and pickling competition and the livestock competition at the "MNSF",goat cheese,goat meat,Texas dry rub BBQ,pork tamales,lefse,Swedish Egg Coffee,smelt,walleye on a stick,chocolate chip cookies.
8 (44) December 23, 2013 San Francisco Bay: Cricket Cookies & Engineered Eggs Cookies made with crickets; eggs made out of plants; lamb's head soup.

Season 6[edit]

No. Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (45) March 24, 2014 Alaskan Wilderness: Moose Fat & Muskrat People hunt and gather foods to get them through the long cold winter in Copper River Valley.Moose Bone Marrow, Porcupine, Labrador Tea, Dinesse, Fermented Salmon Head oil,Moose Fat,Spruce Chicken,Soss,Moose Head Soup.
2 (46) March 31, 2014 Vancouver: Box Crabs & Bull Kelp Box crab and bull kelp; blood sausage made with pig heads; a tuna cannery.
3 (47) April 7, 2014 Nashville: Crane Meat & Pigeon Feet Hot chicken, dry ribs, grilled Sandhill crane, squash casserole, turkey feet broth,ramen with hot fried chicken and pickles,Nashville style BBQ,Kurdish cuisine including roasted lamb,currant juice,Arum,Kari and Kurdish dumpling soup, Duck egg omelet,Hot chicken skin with Sorghum molasses,pigeon foot jerky, Ancient White Park beef.
4 (48) April 14, 2014 Dallas: Red Meat & Rattlesnakes Andrew visits the Metroplex, Deep South and east Texas style bbq Cow head roasted underground (South Texas Barbacoa); sweetbreads, chorizo tacos; a visit to a master gunsmith in Fort Worth; moronga; machito; fermented duck eggs; tom yum with chicken feet ;giant water bugs; nam prick kampi; stink beans with sautéed shrimp; venison; goat meat stew (Birria de Chivo); a visit to a Russian banya; zakuski; samsa; herring in a fur coat; Russian pickles.
5 (49) April 28, 2014 Cartagena, Colombia: Jungle Rats & Reptiles Land turtle and shark; ,ñence, cartenaja caiman, patacon con toro, mamona,local sweets and treats,locu toro prieiro,Libranche,Jackfish stew,Macabi,Pompano,Sargo.
6 (50) May 5, 2014 Lima, Peru: Frog Shakes & Fish Sperm Frog and toad smoothies with bee pollen, maca and alfalfa pollen; giant Amazonian river snails; fried guinea pig; octopus,tochos,blood bark,anticuchos,chifa, frogfish, okayo with fish sperm,"new age" sushi, nigiri with aji armadillo límon sauce,scallops,ceviche ( misspelled as "serveche",fried fish eggs,leche de Tigre, piache, armored catfish, manioc aka aji negro,octopus,chicken foie,pekin cuy.
7 (51) May 19, 2014 Atlanta: Monkfish Liver & Goat Heart A visit to the Buford Highway Farmers Market the largest farmers market in the South, Bigos,Polish Hunter Stew,Sundae,Japanese Squid Jerky,monkfish liver with ponzu,goats neck,goat heart,goat fries,brisket infused with miso,coppa with Korean chili,kimchi bologna,kimchi stew,bran flake peanut butter French toast with caramelized bananas, a visit to a Korean bathhouse with Margaret Cho, a visit to a cake sculpturer who uses bizarre flavors for their cakes.
8 (52) May 26, 2014 Florida Keys: Horse Conch and Hogfish Iguanas,Stone Crab Claws,iguana Eggs,Lionfish cerviche, a visit to a Lionfish fishing tournament, sea cucumbers,Jack crevalle,Lookdown/Atlantic Moonfish,bar jack /yellow jack,Cuban style coffee, Buchis,Cuban style sandwiches, A visit to a Cuban cigar factory in Key West, Majua chips,Camarones y Langostas Enchilados (spicy shrimp and lobsters),horse conch,oysters,hogfish,Key Lime Pie.

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