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]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (1) January 24, 2012 Twin Cities
2 (2) January 30, 2012 New Orleans
3 (3) February 6, 2012 Seattle
4 (4) February 13, 2012 Boston
5 (5) February 20, 2012 Detroit
6 (6) February 27, 2012 West Virginia
7 (7) March 5, 2012 Charleston
8 (8) March 12, 2012 Savannah

Season 2[edit]

No. Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (9) July 9, 2012 Las Vegas Hamburger that costs five thousand dollars; 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 From wild vegetables to wild animals, Andrew gets a taste of the unexpected when he visits San Diego.
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 Zimmern explores the many layers of flavors from the past and present that can be found in this southwestern state.
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.
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.

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.
2 (18) February 18, 2013 Denver Rocky Mountain oysters at a ballpark; yak and elk served at an historic restaurant; pheasant cooked outside.
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; Arkansas black bear cracklins; bacon-wrapped crow breast.
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.

Season 4[edit]

No. Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (27) July 1, 2013 Hidden Los Angeles Pig head tamales at a food truck in Watts; steamed chicken embryo in Long Beach.
2 (28) July 8, 2013 Undiscovered Hawaii Dried octopus bile sac; crispy pork intestine; a raw fish salad that includes the eyeballs.
3 (29) July 15, 2013 Third Coast: Stingrays, Swamp and Swine Stingray tacos; pan fried duck testicles; nutria stew.
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.
7 (33) August 12, 2013 Louisville: Bourbon And Burgoo A beverage that tastes like bourbon but without the alcohol; barbecued sheep meat.
8 (34) August 19, 2013 St. Croix, USVI: Bull's Feet In Paradise Goat water soup; conch roti; breadfruit tostones.
9 (35) August 26, 2013 St. Louis: Pig Snouts & Paddlefish Brain sandwiches and crispy pig snouts; pig heart pastrami; dessert made with organ meats and caramel sauce.
10 (36) September 2, 2013 Houston: Blast and Cast Buffalo; fresh duck organs; grilled redfish; a restaurant that serves up Viet Cajun 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 to the Taylor pork roll to triploid oysters.
2 (38) November 11, 2013 Pittsburgh: Catfish & Kiska Blending old and new food traditions; stuffed cabbage; braunschweiger; goat heart tartare.
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.
5 (41) December 2, 2013 Cleveland: Pighead & Perch From pig head to popcorn shoots.
6 (42) December 9, 2013 NYC Overnight: Bizarre at All Hours The hidden world that fuels the Big Apple.
7 (43) December 16, 2013 Minnesota State Fair: Curds, Corn & Cracklins Kitschy and bizarre food at a main attraction.
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.
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 and grilled Sandhill crane in Nashville.
4 (48) April 14, 2014 Dallas: Red Meat & Rattlesnakes Andrew visits Dallas, Texas; Cow head roasted underground; chicken feet and water bugs; goat meat stew.
5 (49) April 28, 2014 Cartagena, Colombia: Jungle Rats & Reptiles Land turtle and shark; land creatures and caiman.
6 (50) May 5, 2014 Lima, Peru: Frog Shakes & Fish Sperm Frog smoothies; giant Amazonian snails; fried guinea pig; octopus.
7 (51) May 19, 2014 Atlanta: Monkfish Liver & Goat Heart
8 (52) May 26, 2014 Florida Keys: Horse Conch and Hogfish

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