Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

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Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern logo.jpg
GenreFood, travel
StarringAndrew Zimmern
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons13
No. of episodes147
Executive producerColleen Steward
EditorsTroy Heller, Erik J. Fremstad
Running time43 minutes
DistributorFremantleMedia Enterprises
Original networkTravel Channel
Original releaseNovember 1, 2006 (2006-11-01) –
August 14, 2008 (2008-08-14)
Locations visited by Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern is a travel and cuisine television show hosted by Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel in the US. The first season began on Monday, February 6, 2007, at 9pm ET/PT.

Bizarre Foods focuses on regional cuisine from around the world which is typically perceived as being disgusting, exotic or bizarre. In each episode, Zimmern focuses on the cuisine of a particular country or region. He typically shows how the food is procured, where it is served and, usually without hesitation, eats it.

Originally a one-hour documentary titled Bizarre Foods of Asia, repeated showings on the Travel Channel drew consistent, considerable audiences. In late 2006, TLC decided to turn the documentary into a weekly, one-hour show with the same premise and with Zimmern as the host. In 2009, Zimmern took a break from Bizarre Foods to work on one season of the spin-off Bizarre World.


Season 1[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
Pilot (0) November 1, 2006 Asia Pilot episode in Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Tokyo: Getemono bar, at Asadachi (1-2-14 Nishi-Shinjuku) raw pig's testicles, Frog sashimi, plus the frog's beating heart, lizard sake, at Yaki Hamna: Giant snails, fugu, at Hibari sushi, raw octopus sushi.
at Suppon-Maki restaurant: Suppon (turtle soup) + drink: turtle blood with sake and turtle hearts.
Yakitori restaurant: chicken heart yakitori, keel bones, chicken butts, rooster balls.
Kobe: Kobe beef.
Bangkok: at Silver Palace, bird's nest soup with Hasma, Rambutan, grilled fresh frogs, Chiang Mai: pork sausage, fruit bat.
Penang: sambal with fish roe, belacan, fermented shrimp paste, poured tea, horseshoe crab, fish maw, durian.

1 (1) February 26, 2007 Philippines Balut, Calamansi, Bamboo shoots, Coconut and rice paste wrapped on banana leaves and roasted, Okoy (shrimp pancake), Deep fried fertilized duck eggs, baby chickens marinated, steamed and fried, Tokneneng, Ube and cheese-flavor ice cream in a bun.

At Balaw Balaw in Angono, Rizal: Balaw-balaw sauce, with fermented shrimp paste, soup Number Five (bull's rectum and testicles soup), uok in adobo, white worms from the larvae of crickets or beetles found in fallen coconut trees, crispy fried Alagaw leaves, ginatang bilo-bilo.
At Everybody's Café in San Fernando, Pampanga: Dinuguan, a blood stew, Crickets of rice fields cooked in adobo style, Betute Tugak (stuffed frog with pork).
Puerto Princesa: Banana Skewers, bananas rolled in brown sugar and deep-fried with caramelized sugar crust, fried chicken intestines on a stake.
Kinabuchs: seaweeds, mussels on a half shell, grilled tuna belly, snails cooked with coconut, tuna collars grilled.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, mangrove worms.

2 (2) March 5, 2007 Morocco Marrakech: Mashwi, Roasted Lamb, Sheep's head steamed, tongue and eye, snails in turmeric broth, beef tongue, cow's heart, pancreas stuffed with rice and raisins. Khlea, dried cooked meat preserved in fat, cooked with eggs.

Ouarzazate: Tajine with chicken and vegetables, mint tea, grilled kidneys, kefta, sausages.
Essaouira: cuttlefish, sting ray, sardines.
Eureka: cuscus with goat and vegetables.
Chahramans Restaurant, Marrackech: Pastilla with pigeon, Briouat.
Jemaa el-Fnaa: poached calf's brain.

3 (3) March 12, 2007 Ecuador Quito: Guinea pig, empanada.

Motes de la Magdalena: Menudo (soup) tripe, cuero de librillo, outside, skin of the cow stomach, Guatita with the inside of cow stomach.
Otavalo: motes, roast pork with skin, fried cheese empanada, elixir with aloe vera, jugo de sabila, and vitamin extracts. Puerto Francisco de Orellana, Napo River: lemon ants, piranha, coconut grubs, chicha.

Zimmern participates in a cleansing ritual.

4 (4) March 19, 2007 Spain Madrid:

Casa Botín: Cochinillo asado, baby eels, baby squid braisend on their ink.
La Zapatería: cruncy pig ears, snails, polbo á feira (octopus), bull's tails
Toño Sánchez: callos, casserole with blood sausages and tripes
Market: mojama, criadillas (bull testicles), tripes.
Museo del Jamón: Serrano, Ibérico, Bellota, head cheese.
La trainera: Goose barnacle, shrimp, turbot, crab.
La Bouqueria: razor clams, deep-fried worms, crickets.
La Gardunya: Calf's brain, horchata
Les Cols: Rooster combs risotto
Ferran Adrià: El Bulli.

5 (5) March 26, 2007 The Gulf Coast Morgan City, Louisiana: Nutria, squirrel,

Maurice, Louisiana: Herbert's speciality meats, Turducken, Soop's: boudin, stuffed beef tongue
New Orleans: Cochon restaurant, boudinballs, Head cheese, smoked ox stew, deep fried chicken liver.
Hattiesburg: Leathe's restaurant, opossum, raccoon; Serendipity Deli and Restaurant: chitterlings.
Mobile: Wintzell's Oyster House, fried green vinegar pickled peppers, fried green tomatoes with crayfish sauce, 33 oysters.
Alligator Alley, The Wash House Restaurant: alligator feast.
Pensacola, Fish House restaurant: black grouper throats, gazpachee salad with hardtack. Chef's restaurant: flathead mullet deep fried, gizzard, fried mullet roe.

6 (6) April 2, 2007 United Kingdom Edinburgh: Crombie's haggis, hunted pheasant

Swansea: faggot, cockles and whelks, laverbread.
Cotswolds: jugged hare, kydney and livers meatballs, Christmas pudding.
London: Harrods, jellied eels, blood tongue sausage. In East End, F. Cooke, pie and mash, stewed eels. Borough Market, Roast restaurant, pigeon, ox heart grilled with bone marrow sauce, herring roes, Neil Yard Dairy, Stinking Bishop cheese Banger shop, fresh Italian gelato.

7 (7) July 9, 2007 Trinidad and Tobago Tobago: Iguana curry with dumplings, conch and relative penis in ceviche.

Trinidad: Original souse king, souse, pig's and chicken's feet, cow skin soup.
Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, Street food: roti stuffed with goat and liver, doubles, cow heel's soup.
Maracas Beach: callaloo, "Bake n' shark" sandwich, fried bread stuffed with deep fried shark with sauces and vegetables, king mackerel sashimi.

8 (8) July 16, 2007 Mexico Huatulco: Shellfish, scallops, oysters, sea snails, mussels, Abalone, octopus, El Grillo Marinero Restaurant: with garlic sauce or stewed in its own ink, cocktail de pulpo.

Oaxaca: grasshopper (chapulines), armadillo, tacos, jumiles, ant eggs (escamoles), maguey worms, mosquito eggs, chicken feet, red snapper (huachinango), corn smut (huitlacoche), mole and duck enchilada. Mexico City

9 (9) July 23, 2007 Alaska Beluga and Bowhead whale muktuk (fermented blubber), spruce tea, Eskimo ice cream, whitefish, fermented fish heads, seal soup, walrus, jellied moose nose, reindeer pizza, ptarmigan.

Zimmern goes on a sled dog tour.

10 (10) July 30, 2007 Taiwan Stinky tofu, unborn chicken eggs, cockscomb, chicken uterus, fermented meat, black-bone chicken testicles, fried bees.
11 (11) August 6, 2007 New York City Special episode with guest Anthony Bourdain.

Tongue sandwich, geoduck, live lobster, ceviche, pupusas, worm pretzels, maggot pupae, tarantula pops, teriyaki cockroaches, jellyfish salad, sea cucumber salad, goose intestine, frog congee, salo.

12 (12) August 13, 2007 Vietnam Cobra parts including beating heart and dried bones, civet dropping coffee, pig's ears, silk worms, scorpions, roasted sparrows, bull penis, horseshoe crab, hybrid duck, mantis prawn, ship worms, and sea snails.

Zimmern also visits a fish sauce factory.

13 (13) November 28, 2007 Memorable Moments Season 1 recap with some of its highlights, including lamb's head, guinea pig, roast pigeon, worms, grubs, armadillo, and stinky tofu. Also included were outtakes and unaired scenes.
14 (14) February 26, 2008 Best Bites Season 1 recap with some of its highlights, including balut, hen's uterus, grubs, conch, ptarmigan, jellied eels, nutria, octopus and souse. Also included were unaired scenes and a preview of season 2.

Season 2[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
15 (1) March 4, 2008 Beijing, China Cicada, seahorse, sea urchin, donkey rib and tail stew and skin, dried tree lizard, sea cucumber, camel paw, pig stomach, dao jiao, snake penis, fried deer penis, yak penis, whelk over dry ice.
16 (2) March 11, 2008 Iceland Hákarl, grilled puffin, slátur (a type of blood pudding), skyr, lamb hot dog, geothermal cooking: langoustine, minke whale (not shown on Iceland episode but shown during the 3/3/09 "Surf's Up" episode).
17 (3) March 18, 2008 St. Petersburg (Russia) Vobla, borscht, cow's tongue, kvass, herring blini, salo, pickled lamprey, brown bear meat, caviar, shashlik.
18 (4) March 25, 2008 Minnesota Pig's foot, lutefisk, reuben on a stick, spaghetti and meatballs on a stick, gator on a stick, teriyaki ostrich on a stick, wild boar's liver, brain, and testicles, venison, sauerkraut pie, deep fried chicken gizzard, goober burger (with peanut butter and mayonnaise), herring roe.
19 (5) April 1, 2008 Bolivia Lamb kidneys, tripe, bull penis soup, all-organ dish, llama brain and tongue, carpaccio, pickled pig's feet, lamb jerky, chitterlings, mocochinchi (peach juice with cinnamon), llama jerky, chuño, mangosteen, armadillo, feral pig, quinoa, Titicaca Orestias.
20 (6) April 8, 2008 Chile Abalone, Pacific razor clams, cow udder, braided intestines, blood sausage, lúcuma juice, donkey milk, cow's butt sandwich, barnacles, mussels, seaweed, horse, conger eel, live sea squirt, fresh bull testicle and scrotum stew, lamb's blood pudding.
21 (7) April 15, 2008 Guangzhou, China Grilled squid, dim sum with chicken feet, stuffed duck's feet, stir-fried milk with shrimp, turtle soup, pigeon, scorpion, suckling pig, jellyfish salad, worm and hairy crab roe omelet, wood ear mushroom, frog legs, 60 meter long noodle, stinkhorn, hairy gourd, starfish being used for decoration.
22 (8) April 29, 2008 Delhi, India Pomfret, lentil, brain curry, mutton liver and kidney stew, tandoori roti, goat and lamb testicles, paneer, boiled banana flower, banana plant stem, fruit sandwich, pani puri, lassi, mutton balls, gushtaba, chapati.

Season 3[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
23 (1) September 9, 2008 Phuket, Thailand Fried grasshoppers, pork liver and beef stomach and intestine soups, coconut balls, stretched squid, stuffed mackerel, wasp larvae, stir-fried stingray, mole crabs, wasabi-, chili-, and tom yum-flavored cashews and cashew apple juice at a cashew factory, red weaver ants, forest lizards, fish stomach sauce, deep-fried fish skin, horseshoe crab, sea whelk.
24 (2) September 16, 2008 Sicily, Italy Cow stomach soup, mystery meat soup, beef spleen sandwich, sardine meatballs, gourmet cow's mouth, Cerda Artichoke Festival: fried, roasted, marinated, and frittata artichoke, and artichoke gelato on a bun, chocolate rabbit, cinnamon pudding, bottarga, tuna heart and sperm, cuttlefish eggs and pasta with ink, sea snails.
25 (3) September 23, 2008 Goa, India Bora berry, chouricos (spicy pig offal and fat sausage), pickled mackerel, Vindaloo, hilsa fish roe, Bombay duck, chicken xacuti, pomfret, prawns, chickpea sandwich, golgappa (chickpea-stuffed pastries), chili fritters, betel nuts, sorpotel, mushroom and lentil curry, potatoes and rice in sour mango sauce cow urine herb drink

Zimmern visits the Sahakari Spice Farm and tries Ayurveda and yoga.

26 (4) September 30, 2008 Samoa Samoan apple, se'a (sea cucumber intestines), pork pies, mutton, umu-cooked eel, whole pig cooked in 'umu oven, raw tuna eyeballs and still-beating heart, giant clam, roasted tree grubs, fruit bat roasted on coconut husks.
27 (5) October 7, 2008 Paris Terrine, head cheese, lardo, pressed duck with duck sauce and marrow, blood sausage, squab, gourmet mustard, truffles, refined cheese, rabbit liver, bacon and eggs ice cream, lamb tongues, sea urchin, snail caviar, escargot.

Zimmern visited the Rungis market, a mustard shop, Paris's best cheese shop, and a snail farm.

28 (6) October 14, 2008 Los Angeles Head cheese, slow-cooked piglet in goose fat, pig ears, tongue salad, and eyeballs, scorpions on toast, South American ants on string potatoes, crickets, worms, shot of wheatgrass and barley, "rawsagna" with ground sunflower seeds, flax, cherry tomatoes, and dates, hemp-sunburger on flax flatbread, coconut-durian smoothie, soondae, hot dog burrito, cow's tongue sandwich from the taco truck, monkfish with caviar, sea urchin roe, Santa Barbara shrimp saashimi, octopus tirodido, menudo, corn smut, nopal salad, grasshoppers, whole catfish, deep-fried chicken testicles, Peking duck, cockscombs.

Zimmern went to a vegan supper and a Hispanic family's feast. Featuring special guest chefs Wolfgang Puck, Ben Ford and Ani Phyo and Los Angeles food blogger Eddie Lin [1].

29 (7) October 21, 2008 Halloween (special) This special discussed unfamiliar foods that are considered scary and what made Westerners uneasy about them. Zimmern then hosted a Halloween party with Bizarre Foods fans where he served his favorite fares. He discussed drinking blood with the food historian and author Linda Civitello, which is based on culture and status. The anthropology director at the University of Minnesota, William Beeman, explained about fear of bugs and organ meat, saying that people are more likely to eat insects with a side. The chef Patrick Lue Chai, at whose restaurant Zimmern ate in Los Angeles, cooked fried crickets with potato strings as well as other insects for the party. Appetizers at Zimmern's feast were tarantula, waterbugs, grasshoppers, hissing cockroaches, and Thai stir-fried ants and crickts. The entrees were fresh cow's blood, raw goat kidney, chicken feet and guinea pig.
30 (8) October 28, 2008 Hawaii Imu-cooked kalua pig, poi, a'ama crab, he'e luau (octopus w/ taro leaves), bonefish, Spam musubi, pPineapple upside-down cake with Spam, guava-glazed Spam, tempura Spam, na'au (wild boar offal and blood), ono with lavender sauce, lamb with lavender salt and pepper, goat with Maui onion and chilipeppers, Hawaiian fusion - natto, clams, wasabi, and soy, local escargot, caviar, seaweed, goat stew with intestines and bile, opihi.
31 (9) November 11, 2008 Ethiopia Fermented enset fiber pancakes and porridge, raw sautéed beef, ibe[check spelling] cheese, unfiltered honey, berbere, goat organs in ox intestines, crepe with chicken and onion, coffee, sorghum popcorn, fresh raw beef and camel kidney.

In Addis Ababa, Zimmern shopped at Africa's largest market and in Harar he fed meat to wild hyenas.

32 (10) November 18, 2008 Maine Flounder roe soup with seaweed, sea cucumber, fiddleheads, beaver chili, bean-hole beans, wild ramps, stinging nettle soup, Indian cucumber, cattail, raw lobster, whelks, cod sperm chowder, monkfish head stew, BBQ junebugs, oysters with ramps, snails with periwinkle and beurre, moose and venison terrine, duck tartare.

Zimmern went lobster fishing with Linda Greenlaw and judged a Deathmatch Maine Bizarre Foods contest with his father, a native of Portland.

33 (11) November 25, 2008 Happy Holidays (Special) Braised dried oysters with black hair moss, English goose, pig's feet and lentils, snot (sweet potato starch), cow cod soup, rabbit and wheatberries, Swedish meatballs, cuttlefish eggs, pork intestine soup with red dates, tobacco-wrapped cheese, porcupine stuffed with potatoes and bacon, sweet noodle kugel, spritz cookies, sweet fish-shaped cake.

Zimmern hosted a holiday pitch-in party with chefs and friends he made around the world. It was at a historic mansion in Minneapolis and the food was cooked at the Calhoun Beach Club.

34 (12) December 2, 2008 Uganda Lungfish, white ants lured by drumming, matoke (steamed green bananas), braised goat with peanut and sesame sauce, grasshopper, squirrel, millet bread, goat stomach lining and intestines, Nile perch, rotten goat meat from a Ugandan drive-through, roasted corn, mixed grill (intestine-encased organs), cane rat with tilapia from Lake Victoria and raw Nile crocodile.

Zimmern takes part in a spiritual possession ceremony while in one village.

35 (13) December 9, 2008 Japan River eels, sea squirts, stonefish liver, Bluefin tuna eyeballs, mayonnaise fondue and milkshake, octopus egg sac, sea cucumber egg jerky, turtle blood sake, octopus ice cream, pit viper ice cream, beef tongue ice cream, horumon, takoyaki, raw horse mane, funazushi, squid ink soup, stewed tuna eyes in mirin, giant sea snail, sea snake soup (smelling sea snake anus in the market), raw goat testicles with scrotum.
36 (14) February 10, 2009 Sexy food This episode was a Valentine's Day special. It was a compilation episode about the cultural connections between food and sex, featuring foods that are supposed to be aphrodisiacs or are made of sexual organs of animals. Zimmern visited the Mall of America where he gave out samples of bull testicles to see people's reactions and if they would eat it when told it would help their sex life. The author and food historian Linda Civitello talked about the history of eating reproductive organs. At the Midtown Global Market, Zimmern interviewed people about foods that were supposed aphrodisiacs, including chocolate and oysters. He handed out chocolate-covered meal worms and crickets that tricked people into thinking they were pretzels. At the end, Zimmern and some others ate sushi off a naked woman, a practice called nyotai mori.
37 (15) March 3, 2009 Surf It Up Compilation episode

Season 4[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
38 (1) April 14, 2009 Tanzania Zimmern samples the traditional Tanzanian breakfast called supu, soup made with goat lungs, heart and liver, as well as cow stomach, intestines and tongue. He also travels to the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater. Visiting a local tribe, he tries such delectables as fresh cow's blood and the coagulated form of it. The blood is obtained by shooting an arrow at close distance into the jugular vein so that the wound heals quickly and the cow is not harmed.
39 (2) April 21, 2009 Seoul, South Korea Zimmern feasts on the country's most authentic soups, barbecues and fermented foods. His Asian adventure goes beyond eating when he makes his first batch of fresh kimchi. He also eats raw octopus (san-nakji), chueo-tang, samgyeopsal, tteokbokki, soondae and haejang-guk.
40 (3) April 28, 2009 The Outback Zimmern goes into the Australian Outback where he eats wallaby with Aborigines, samples crocodile cooked on the barbecue and makes a meal out of poisonous cane toads.
41 (4) May 5, 2009 Appalachia Zimmern goes to the Appalachian Mountains for a taste of the region's culture and its food. The mountain range runs north to south touching more than a dozen states, and many of the people in the area still maintain the traditions and foods that were a part of life for their ancestors.
42 (5) May 12, 2009 Eastern Australia Zimmern goes snorkeling, spear fishing and visits a farm where they pamper their cattle. He makes a stop at the Sydney Fish Market where he samples bizarre food he has never tasted before, including Moreton Bay bug, Balmain bug, flathead fish and spanner crabs.
43 (6) May 19, 2009 Singapore Zimmern goes to Singapore to experience the diversity of food and culture. The melting pot is seen everywhere, including the Hawker Stalls where he samples tasty treats.
44 (7) May 26, 2009 Texas Zimmern samples some of the most outrageous food creations at the Texas State Fair, including nitrogen frozen dessert, chocolate bacon and fried alligator. He alsohas a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchens at NASA to taste space food. A fried peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwich, fried Coke, javalina, barbacoa, sweetbreads, cabrito
45 (8) June 2, 2009 Nicaragua Zimmern visits Nicaragua, "the land of lakes and volcanoes", tasting everything from juicy cheese worms to bull balls soup and raw bull balls ceviche. He visits a bush doctor in the Atlantic port town of Bluefields, eats a family rondon stew, and treks up into the Matagalpa highlands for some "black gold" where he learns how to do "the slurp" with master coffee cupper Julio Obregón.
46 (9) June 9, 2009 Puerto Rico Zimmern travels to Puerto Rico where the flavors of the food tell the history of the island, from the deep-fried treats brought in by Africans to the roasted pork made popular by the Spanish. He tries a variety of traditional foods, including a stew made with different parts of a pig.
47 (10) June 16, 2009 Survival Special Zimmern is dropped in the jungles of Mexico, where he learns how to live off the land. It is a journey where his stomach, mind and body are tested. He takes extreme to a new level, surviving with only a handful of helpful tools or objects and eating only foods he can forage in the woods.

Season 5[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
48 (1) April 26, 2010 Thailand (Isan region) Zimmern goes to a roadside Farmers' market near Udon Thani. He mentions a personal rule that he must try something twice. He then visits a couple of farming families/villages, the annual winter fair in the city of Udon Thani, and lastly a silk village.
Detailed list of bizarre items and Zimmern's description and/or reactions to them
Bizarre item Andrew's Description and/or Reaction
Raw cow placenta (Not eaten)
Roasted salted whole Bamboo rat Sour, rancid
Stir-fried bamboo rat wrapped in banana leaf with lemon grass, chili, and bamboo shoots Spicy, tastes good
Raw living crabs, snails, minnows Very sweet, tastes like "fresh water jellybean", flavorless, shrimp-like, creamy
Live jumping Shrimp with lemon grass, peppers, rice powder, fish sauce, and lime juice Alive with flavor, spicy, salty, nutty, sweet, bitter
Dung Beetle Not buggy-tasting, nutty, crunchy
Grasshopper Harsh, soft, mushy, grassy, like leaves after rain
Giant horned beetle Like swamp mud, tough to get down, filled with grassy soft pussy mucus
Raw warm calf's chest fat Tough, milky, like a tallow candle
Raw warm calf's leg meat dipped into fluid from hip socket Chewy, foul
Partly digested contents of cow stomach (Not eaten due to bacteria concerns)
Raw warm calf's liver Sweet, warm, nutty
Calf's raw warm liver and boiled digestive tract contents with chili peppers, toasted rice powder, fresh herbs, and sauce created from bile and fish sauce Very bitter, won't leave your mouth for a week, can feel the back of throat closed
Grilled rat Like sweet young pork shoulder, delicious
Stir-fried chopped rat including skin, liver, bones, brains, head, entrails, organs, heart, intestines with contents, and tail, with fresh herbs (chili, garlic, lemon grass, basil, scallion, cilantro) and spices Gristly, gamy, harsh, like a pencil dipped in liquid rubber, gooey, goopy, with sauce that tastes like fantastic Thai food from the USA
Dried squid put through a wringer Salty, putrefied, chewy, loves it
Deep-fried sparrow Spoiled poultry masked by rancid frying oil, unpleasant
Fresh mango with salt and hot chili Sour, salty, spicy, bitter, sweet
Green mango with chili and salt Like cross between cucumber and sweet lime
Freshwater bass salted and fermented for three days Smells like Limburger cheese, a sauerkraut drum, sweaty gym socks, engages the gag reflex, smells like bottom of fish bucket, ripe, need to be careful of tiny bones, ferocious, sour, putrid, cadaver aroma, brutal
Pizza-looking cuisine with fake cheese, fake seafood, fake hot dog Invokes gag reflex
Boiled silkworm grubs Creamy, gooey, paper covered custard ball, sweet, nutty
Fried silkworm grubs Crispy outside, nice, contrast with bug custard inside, not his favorite but addictive
49 (2) May 3, 2010 Cambodia Zimmern goes to a Skuon, Phnom Penh, Sisophon, Battambang, and the Tonlé Sap region (Chong Khneas floating village), visiting markets, street vendors, cities, bat caves, and Angkor
Detailed list of bizarre items and Zimmern's description and/or reactions to them
Bizarre item Andrew's Description and/or Reaction
Fried whole tarantula with egg sack, mashed garlic, peppercorn, instant chicken soup mix, salt, sugar Delicious, like soft-shell crab, sweet, nutty, incredible. Eggs are flavorless and mealy
Duck tongue on a stick Best fried poultry you've ever had, not a lot of meat, good stuff, super crunchy, really good
Unidentified pork product on a stick Grissly, greasy, fatty, reminds me of an exotic hoofed animal, strange
Small rotten clams "A trip to the hospital", can't eat (spits out)
Whole small frog Leathery, numbs the side of tongue, terrible, tastes like old reptile and mud
Fertilized duck egg Imposing, scary, gamey, malardy, wet, feathery, marshy, bad egg yolk flavor, disgusting
Sauteed flying fox with garlic, spring onions, chili peppers Smells delicious, tastes like beef, extraordinary, sweet, tender
Fried crickets Tasted like wet hay
Fried grasshopper Best flavor, like meadow flowers, yummy
Grilled water snake with eggs Fishy, gamey. Eggs taste like toasted pine nuts, mealy, chalky, better than meat
Durian Intolerable, like rotted onions, spongy, nasty, like spoiled custard
Blood cake soup with intestine, lungs, liver Fresh, tanic, not spongy, earthy, like soil
Leaf of green berry Extraordinary, initially sour, then like almond milk
Steamed goby fish with Kroeung, Prahok, coconut milk, leaf of green berry, lemongrass, hot chili Beautiful
Seared-then-baked large prawn served with sauteed vegetables, eggs, prawn head contents, rice, Prahok, accompanied by pickled radish, carrots, and green papaya Fantastic, seafoody rear end taste, like lobster that melts in your mouth, shellfishy, briney, like celery, the river, and the moon. Can taste countryside
Grilled and fried snakehead fish in soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, and chili with rice Good, strong tasting, grassy, muddy, brackish, sweet, tender, strong sauce. Fried is cleaner tasting
50 (3) May 10, 2010 Mongolia Zimmern visits a meat market and the central market in Ulaanbaatar, a nomadic family living in Gers in the steppe on the edge of the Gobi Desert, rides a horse with help from an amateur child racer, takes an archery lesson, a throat singing lesson, and meets some contortionists.
Detailed list of bizarre items and Zimmern's description and/or reactions to them
Bizarre item Andrew's Description and/or Reaction
Boiled whole sheep's head with root vegetables Like well-cooked mutton, tender, melts in your mouth. Eyeball is not for the faint of heart, but good, chewy
Sausage of heart, kidney, liver, and lard (unspecified animal) Pretty good, gamey, can taste parts, nicely spiced, rich
Pickled vegetable (unspecified variety) Sweet, sour, delicious
Sheep's head cheese with salt and vegetables Barn yardy, muttony, made from old sheep
Snack made from dried and pressed curd Tastes like rotten milk
Desert made from boiled milk fat, flour, sugar Smells sour, tastes sweet
Creamed butter aged in cow stomach Double the most violently rotten food you have ever smelled
Mare's milk fermented in horse hide Sour, like a mixture of sour cream and lemon juice
Dried curd of cow's milk Sweet and sour. Like dried sweetened cottage cheese. Very good.
Clotted cream and cheese Amazing. Thick, sweet cream. Like ambrosia
Milk curds fried in milk fat and transformed into "brown pebbles" Completely puzzling. Very hard, hurts your teeth. Like scorched milk
Fresh cow's milk Rich, comforting
Goat cooked in its own carcass with hot rocks Chewy and fatty but really good
"Soup" of body fluids and melted fat from goat roast Tasted charred, like the outside of a burnt lamb chop. Amazing
Goat skin with attached fat Earthy, flavorful, grassy, clean
Goat liver wrapped in fat and tied with intestine Good, metallic tasting, thin and sharp. Intestines are gamey
51 (4) May 17, 2010 Arizona Zimmern goes to Monument Valley and visits a Navajo family, the Phoenix/Tucson corridor, South Tucson, learns to build a deadfall trap in the desert of Northern Arizona, goes on a machine gun adventure in Scottsdale, visits the Arizona State Fair, and Sedona.
Detailed list of bizarre items and Zimmern's description and/or reactions to them
Bizarre item Andrew's Description and/or Reaction
Sheep's head cooked under hot coals and sand in a pit (no specific description given)
Grilled sheep's intestines wrapped around themselves including partially digested contents Gamey, lamb-y, fatty, nice salty grassy flavor
Grilled sheep's liver and caul fat sandwich Great, crispy, rich
Sheep's blood sausage cooked in sheep's stomach with potatoes, onions, and blue cornmeal Nutty, corny, minerally, bloody flavor, extraordinary
Sheep's eyeballs Hard-to-swallow texture, slimy, very gelatinous
Menudo (beef tripe, tendons, hominy) with ankle, lime juice, onions Gamey, rectal, stomach happiness, barn yard-y. Ankle has texture of rubbery celery - huge mistake
Sun-dried carne seca (dried beef) Tender, bursting with flavor, limey, salty, garlicky, beefy, can taste the sunshine
Menudo Clean, less gamey than the other
Birria (stewed goat), braised with dried peppers and lime Broth-y goodness, no hint of urine soaked hay, tender, meaty, melt-in-your-mouth goodness, leaner than beef, not as strong as pork
Sonoran hot dog with bacon, beans, onions, and tomatoes in a sweet bun Rich, fatty, porky, bacon-y
Pack rat grilled over an open flame Bitter, herbaceous, antiseptic-y, cedar-y, juniper taste, like sour burnt fur and intestines
Squirrel grilled over an open flame Like poultry, aftertaste like gasoline, gamey
Buffalo chicken on a cracker with cheese - a military "Meal, Ready-to-Eat" (MRE) Stuck in my mouth, unpleasant, wants to spit out, gelatinous, gooey, liquid-y, like sour hot-sauce-flavored Vaseline on cardboard
French toast MRE Disgusting, like on old mattress, like sugar, dough, and chalk. Swells up from saliva
New England style clam chowder with Mexican style corn MRE Like school lunch. Uniquely disgusting, foot locker, old sock, salt water. Like a piece of fish on an old knife that sat in a plastic bag
Deep-fried moon pie Peeling the enamel off of my teeth
Deep-fried bacon with sausage gravy Just a little rich
Navajo Taco (Navajo frybread with chili meat and cheese) Fatty, dense, like a taco donut, beefy, spicy, fatty heaven
Navajo frybread with chocolate and powdered sugar (not described)
Deep-fried fresh peach Awesome. Like a fruit dumpling. World-class, sweet, sour
Raw soup made from garlic, onion, avocado, liquefied kale, jalapeño, parsley, cilantro Balance of sweetness, bitterness, richness, like eating Thailand
Fermented tea (Kombucha) made from prickly pear Like the best iced tea you've ever had with vinegar, extraordinary
Kombucha made from Thai basil and 6 varieties of tea Thin, tart, like a fabulous sour apple juice
52 (5) May 24, 2010 A Kid's Guide Zimmern meets young adventurous eaters around the world, from children who try fried frog legs in Florida to children in Tanzania who show him how to eat clotted cow's blood.
53 (6) May 31, 2010 Tokyo Zimmern goes to the biggest fish market in Tokyo, visits a Tokyo Tuna restaurant, Horamon restaurant, Visits Alcatraz ER: theme restaurant, Visits the home of Dr. Nakamats, watches sumo wrestlers in a stable
54 (7) June 7, 2010 Bangkok Exotic eats in Bangkok are sampled.
55 (8) June 14, 2010 Baja, Mexico Zimmern explores unique food traditions on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, from street carts to high-end cuisine. Cities visited include Tijuana, Ensenada and La Paz, Baja California Sur.
56 (9) June 21, 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina Zimmern visits Buenos Aires and explores its meaty culture.

Season 6[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
57 (1) January 18, 2011 Syria Zimmern visits the Umayyad Mosque in the Old City of Damascus, the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, a Bedouin tent in the desert, Aleppo, then goes back to the New City of Damascus. In Damascu,s he eats fresh camel after slaughter, shawarma, and Syrian ice cream and cheese. In Aleppo, he tries ful, pistachio candy, Arabic bread, and camel hump sausage. He also eats roast goat with a Bedouin family.
58 (2) January 25, 2011 Pennsylvania Andrew makes some kielbasa and tries cheesesteak and fugu in Philadelphia. In White Haven he has scrapple at the Redneck Ranch and eats snapping turtle soup in Drums.
59 (3) February 1, 2011 Venice Zimmern Zimmern tries out glassblowing on Murano island and fishing in the Venetian Lagoon. Here he eats calves' liver, snails, cuttlefish in ink, beef carpaccio, salt cod, fresh crayfish, and donkey salami.
60 (4) February 8, 2011 Madagascar Zimmern visits Madagascar, where many natives still live the way they did hundreds of years ago, hunting and gathering for their food. Morandava: king mackerel, baobab tree seeds, beef and cassava, giraffe beetles, river eel. With his wife Reisha, he buys a zebu to be given as a gift at a ritual circumcision ceremony.
61 (5) February 15, 2011 Chicago Zimmern visits the Vienna Beef factory, visits a hot dog restaurant, tries molecular gastronomy at Alinea with Grant Achatz and candied delicacies at Graham Elliot's restaurant. Rick Bayless introduces him to his Mexican food and local street food. After a meat-butchering demonstration, he tries pork jowl and kidney. In Albany Park he takes a world tour of cuisine, including Korean fermented cabbage tacos and Iraqi pacha.
62 (6) February 23, 2011 Namibia Zimmern visits Namibia, where he meets members of a semi-nomadic tribe whose way of life hasn't changed in hundreds of years. Catatura: smiley sheep, cow stomach and foot and potatoes, mopane worms in brine, dried catfish. On safari, he tries wildebeest eyeballs, and he goes oyster fishing in Walvis Bay. Visiting the Himba tribe in the Namib, he eats chicha fermented milk with rice and goat parts.
63 (7) March 1, 2011 San Francisco Zimmern checks out alternative food sources in San Francisco, from raising edible bugs (making mealworms, cricket empanadas, and wax moth larva fritters) to foraging in the wild. He rescues dumpster vegetables and dives for abalone. At a spontaneous foraged food dinner, he has mussels with seaweek aeoli, escargot with porcini mushrooms, and wild boar raviolis. At Chris Cosentino's restaurant Incanto, he has blood mousse, foie gras ice cream sandwich, prosciutti ice cream, pig intestine tacos, calves' tongue sliders, trotter tots, and brainaise.
64 (8) March 8, 2011 Greece Athens: Souvlaki, tripe soup, cow lung soup, roast lamb, kokoretsi, ray, octopus stew, monkfish, scorpionfish, eggplant custard with squid ink. Kalymnos: raw black sea urchin roe, sea squirt, fried ink sacs, slipper lobster, mouri goat.
65 (9) March 15, 2011 Hong Kong Zimmern samples snake bile, turtle-jelly soup and medicinal bug tea when he visits Hong Kong, the center for traditional Chinese medicine.
66 (10) March 22, 2011 Hungary Zimmern explores old and new food traditions in Hungary. He attends an outdoor feast with a Romani family and meets an acclaimed chef who puts a modern twist on traditional Hungarian favorites.
67 (11) March 29, 2011 Chengdu Zimmern tours Chengdu, capital of China's Sichuan province, known for its spicy cuisine. Featured eats include boiling chili and volcano rabbit head.
68 (12) April 20, 2011 Indonesia Reusing a large proportion of previously aired footage from Bizarre World - Sulawesi and Bali episodes. In Ubud, Bali, he goes to a pork feast and visits a tooth-filing ceremony. Denpasar: cobra restaurant (blood, gall, marrow, penis, soup, and fried cobra), jackfruit, saba, kelengkeng (longan). In Negara he watches water buffalo racing. Tanatoraja, Sulawesi: salak, water buffalo soup, papyong (spiced pork in bamboo). In Batutumanga he eats snake, eel, and water buffalo entrail soup and visits a funeral celebration.
69 (13) April 27, 2011 Taste of the Tropics Reusing a proportion of previously aired footage from Bizarre World - Belize, Cuba and Florida episodes
70 (14) May 3, 2011 Kalahari In Johannesburg, he eats medicinal dirt, impala, wildebeest, and water buffalo. With the Ju wasi people in Aha Hills, Botswana,Zimmern tries jewel beetles, porcupine, and small bird, and participates in a dance ritual. Scenes reused from Bizarre World.
71 (15) May 24, 2011 NYC: Will Work for Food Zimmern returns to New York City to try his hand at cooking, waiting and street vending to see if he can still cut it.
72 (16) May 31, 2011 Embassy Row Zimmern goes to some of the foreign embassies in Washington, DC to taste the different diplomatic food, including those of Sweden, France, Palau, Indonesia, Peru, Kazakhstan, and Finland.
73 (17) June 7, 2011 Finland Andrew cooks meals with a family in Lapland and discusses the simple ingredients of Nordic cuisine with a world class chef. Blood cake and lamprey in Helsinki. Tries bear and feeds them at a sanctuary. Hailuoto: seal, cured herring, salmon soup. Reindeer milk, grilled reindeer liver and onion, crayfish, salmon pie.
74 (18) June 14, 2011 Rio de Janeiro The diverse food culture of Rio de Janeiro is explored.
75 (19) June 21, 2011 Suriname Zimmern treks into the jungle of Suriname in northern South America, sampling the local fare, including wild pig and a rodent-like rabbit called coconi.
76 (20) June 28, 2011 Fez, Morocco A culinary tour of Morocco. Featured eats include lamb's head and pigeon pie.
77 (21) July 5, 2011 Sardinia Zimmern visits the Mediterranean island of Sardinia to learn about what the locals like to eat, from mountain goats, to sea urchins, to casu marzu (rotten cheese).
78 (22) July 12, 2011 Montreal Zimmern is joined by Nadia Giosia on a comprehensive culinary tour of Montreal that includes both traditional and avant-garde cuisine. Montreal-style bagels, Duck livers, and horse-heart tartare are among the foods sampled in this multicultural city.
79 (23) July 19, 2011 Jamaica An exploration of Jamaican cuisine, which blends island flavors with African traditions.

Seasons 7-12 - Bizarre Foods America[edit]

Beginning with Season 7, the show has been retitled Bizarre Foods America. The format remains the same but focuses more on the United States rather than international travel.

Starting with season 12, Bizarre Foods America has episodes in the other countries of the Americas. New episodes have been shot in Cartagena, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Ft. Worth, Texas; Copper River (Alaska); Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; the Florida Keys; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[1][2][3]

Season 13[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
80 (1) October 27, 2014 Mexico City: Corn Smut & Ant Eggs Stewed pig knuckles; worms and ant eggs; fish egg tamales.
81 (2) November 3, 2014 Lisbon: Snails, Sardines & Barnacles Crashing surf to harvest barnacles from the rocky shore; feasting on mounds of mollusks at a huge snail festival; making the world's best canned fish.
82 (3) November 10, 2014 Ireland: Ancient Bog Butter & Smoked Pigeon Ultimate smoked salmon; pigeon with bog oak; 3 thousand-year-old butter.
83 (4) November 17, 2014 Factory Food Artisanal and strange foods from jelly beans to blood pudding to escargot.
84 (5) November 24, 2014 Brooklyn: Schmaltz & Sea Robins Fishing for sea robin; grilling dockside; kombucha bacteria pancakes; spleen sandwich.
85 (6) December 1, 2014 Newfoundland: Moose PIes & Seal Flippers Fried cod cheek and tongues; moose pie; chicken fried seal flipper.
86 (7) December 8, 2014 Ethnic Enclaves Vietnamese meals to Lebanese sweets; Mongolian cooking huts to Japanese chefs.
87 (8) December 15, 2014 Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds Giant horse mussels; fermented sheep head; blood-filled sheep stomach; seagulls.
88 (9) December 22, 2014 Food Science The marriage of cooking and science; extracting the essence of flavors; taste sensations not found in nature.
89 (10) December 29, 2014 BBQ A buffalo meat tailgate party; Texas pit BBQ; a pig roast in South Carolina; barbecued mutton; chicken hearts in Peru; pork in Korea.
90 (11) January 5, 2015 Comfort Food Chopped hogs head in Belize; chitterlings; pig uterus soup; the world's oldest ice cream.
91 (12) January 12, 2015 Los Angeles: Spleen Soup and Sriracha Fried fish fins; honey from Africanized bees; the country's hottest sauce.
92 (13) January 19, 2015 Hawaii's Big Island: Eyeballs and Abalone Fresh water prawns; abalone; tuna eyeballs.

Season 14 - Delicious Destinations (Season 1)[edit]

A spin-off series of half-hour episodes that focused on famed destinations' classic foods—where they came from, how they're prepared, and the best way to enjoy them. Focused on general fare and not bizarre foods.

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
1 (1) January 26, 2015 Athens Gyros, souvlaki, loukamades, spanakopita and Greek yogurt.
Rating: 458,000 U.S. viewers[4]
2 (2) January 26, 2015 Paris Steak frites, croque-monsieur, artisan baguettes, buttery croissants, macarons and crepes.
Rating: 566,000 U.S. viewers[4]
3 (3) February 2, 2015 New York Mile-high pastrami sandwiches, bagels and lox, pizza by the slice and American hamburger.
4 (4) February 2, 2015 London Traditional Sunday roast, Yorkshire pudding, pie 'n' mash and fish and chips.
5 (5) February 9, 2015 Florence Florentine steak, ribollita soup, cappuccino and gelato.
6 (6) February 9, 2015 Boston New England clam chowder, scrod, Boston cream pie and Parker House rolls.
7 (7) February 23, 2015 Barcelona Tapas and crema Catalana.
8 (8) March 2, 2015 New Orleans Po'boys, gumbo, oysters Rockefeller and bananas Foster.
9 (9) March 9, 2015 Tokyo Sushi and tempura.
10 (10) March 16, 2015 Munich Schnitzel, spatzle, knoedel and cake.
11 (11) March 23, 2015 St. Louis St. Louis-style BBQ, toasted ravioli, and gooey butter cake.
12 (12) March 30, 2015 Zurich Fondue and Swiss chocolate.
13 (13) April 6, 2015 Hong Kong Dim sum, congee and roast goose.

Season 15[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
93 (1) April 13, 2015 Kazakhstan: Hunting with Eagles & Milking Mares
94 (2) April 20, 2015 Taipei: Stinky Tofu and Iron Eggs Zimmern visits Taipei, Taiwan and faces down stinky tofu in a mountains aid factory, learns the secret to turning eggs into hard-as-iron street food, and masters pulling the longest and strongest noodles.
95 (3) April 27, 2015 Rome: Porchetta, Pecorino and Pizza
96 (4) May 4, 2015 Dubai: Carp, Camel and Cocoons
97 (5) May 18, 2015 Cold Blooded Creatures
98 (6) May 25, 2015 Panama: Beef Lungs & Love Potions
99 (7) June 1, 2015 Ho Chi Minh City: Rat Hearts & Porcupine Parts Zimmern travels to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and while hitting the city streets at night, he feasts on sucking snails and duck tongues and on the outskirts of town he hunts for rice field rats, and gets a taste of farm-raised porcupine.
100 (8) June 8, 2015 Peruvian Amazon: Giant Rodents & Biting Ants
101 (9) June 15, 2015 San Antonio: Brains, Balls & Blood

Season 16 - Delicious Destinations (Season 2)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
14 (1) July 6, 2015 San Francisco Sourdough bread and Crab Louie.
15 (2) July 6, 2015 Jamaica Jerk chicken, mannish water soup, curry goat, Blue Mountain coffee and gizzadas.
16 (3) July 13, 2015 Atlanta Fried chicken, peach cobbler, soul food and sweet tea.
17 (4) July 20, 2015 Los Angeles Korean tacos and hot dogs.
18 (5) July 27, 2015 Mexico City Barbacoa, chicharrón and huarache.
19 (6) August 3, 2015 Warsaw Pierogi, zapiekanka and paczki.
20 (7) August 10, 2015 Dublin Smoked salmon, soda bread, stew, boxty, black pudding and Guinness.
21 (8) August 17, 2015 Amsterdam Bitterballen and haring.
22 (9) August 24, 2015 Montreal Poutine, smoked meat and hand-rolled bagels.
23 (10) August 31, 2015 Chicago Deep dish pizza and all-beef hot dogs, Chicken Vesuvio and Garrett Popcorn.
24 (11) September 7, 2015 Milwaukee Cheese curds, bratwurst, frozen custard and butter burgers.
25 (12) September 14, 2015 Miami Cuban sandwiches, fresh stone crabs and key lime pie.
26 (13) September 21, 2015 Buenos Aires Barbecued beef, chimichurri and dulce de leche.

Season 17[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
102 (1) September 28, 2015 Guatemala: Balls, Brains & Bull's Eyes Fresh bull testicle ceviche and possum Sunday dinner in Guatemala where ancient flavors are still alive.
103 (2) October 6, 2015 Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Roasted Rodents & Stone Soup Ancient tastes in Croatia like roasted dormice and giant offal kebabs to baked rooster and grilled frog.
104 (3) October 13, 2015 Paris Reborn: Cow Heads, Caves & Pig Parts Mushrooms delivered to the presidential palace; brined ham delivered to the presidential palace; aging artisanal French cheese.
105 (4) October 20, 2015 Philadelphia: Shad Cakes, Krak & Kishke Cheese-steak and shad cake to turkey neck and pig liver in Philadelphia where pride brings good food.
106 (5) November 3, 2015 Oaxaca: Ant Tortillas and Grasshopper Tacos Winged ants, grilled intestines, grasshoppers and dried beef hearts enjoyed in Mexico's culinary capital.
107 (6) November 17, 2015 Amsterdam: Squealing Eels & Stroopwafels Unique re-inventions of traditional Dutch recipes in Amsterdam from goose krokets to insect-filled nuggets to smoked local eel and hollow pig head.
108 (7) November 24, 2015 Kansas City: Snoots & Spleens Jiggly pig snoots, spliced spleen, backyard-trapped woodchuck and world-class BBQ in Kansas City.
109 (8) December 1, 2015 Jerusalem: Kugel, Couscous and Kunafa Cow udder and veal brain to turkey balls and mullet roe.

Season 18 - Delicious Destinations (Season 3)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
27 (1) January 26, 2016 Memphis BBQ ribs and the Elvis sandwich.
28 (2) February 2, 2016 Philadelphia Cheesesteaks and stromboli
29 (3) February 9, 2016 Singapore Chicken rice and fish head curry.
30 (4) February 16, 2016 Twin Cities Walleye, Bundt cake and Jucy Lucy
31 (5) February 23, 2016 Manila Slow-roasted pork and chicken inasal.
32 (6) March 1, 2016 Providence Hot wieners, Johnny cakes, coffee milk, grilled pizza and Rhode Island clam chowder.
33 (7) March 8, 2016 Seattle Dungeness crab and teriyaki
34 (8) March 8, 2016 Lima Ceviche and ice cream with exotic tropical fruits
35 (9) March 15, 2016 Honolulu Kalua pig, shave ice, fish poke and Spam
36 (10) March 15, 2016 Marseille Beef stew and pizza.
37 (11) March 22, 2016 Tel Aviv Falafel, hummus and shawarma.
38 (12) March 22, 2016 Albuquerque Enchiladas and nut rolls
39 (13) March 29, 2016 Austin BBQ brisket, chili and chicken-fried steak.
40 (14) March 29, 2016 Bogota Stuffed pork and cheesy hot chocolate.
40 (15) April 5, 2016 Charleston Shrimp and grits, she-crab soup and barbecue
41 (16) April 5, 2016 Louisville Hot Brown sandwich, country ham, burgoo stew, rolled oysters and derby pie
42 (17) April 12, 2016 San Juan Puerto Rican lasagna.
43 (18) April 12, 2016 Houston Tex-Mex fajitas, Czech pastry and Cajun mash-ups.
44 (19) April 19, 2016 Lisbon Seafood, pork sandwiches and custard tarts.
45 (20) April 19, 2016 Sicily Fried street eats, cannoli and pizza.

Season 19 - Delicious Destinations (Season 4)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
46(1) October 4, 2016 Nashville Hot chicken, chess pie, biscuits smothered in gravy and barbecue.
47(2) October 4, 2016 Sydney Meat pies and Sunday roasts
48(3) October 11, 2016 Brooklyn Steak, New York-style pizza, Jewish pastries swirled with chocolate, cheesecake and Russian ravioli.
49(4) October 11, 2016 Rome Deep-fried artichokes; spaghetti alla carbonara and pizza tonda.
50(5) October 18, 2016 Baltimore Blue crab, pit beef and Berger cookies.
51(6) October 18, 2016 Bangkok Tom yum goong soup, pad Thai, som tam and mango sticky rice.
52(7) October 25, 2016 Birmingham Fried catfish and hush puppies, barbecued chicken in sauce, fried green tomatoes and pie.
53(8) October 25, 2016 Managua Baho and vigaron
54(9) November 1, 2016 Pittsburgh Half-pound fish sandwich, kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, pierogi and French fries
55(10) November 1, 2016 Taipei Pork dumpling soup, crab hot pot and tofu.
56(11) November 15, 2016 Cajun Country Boudin sausage, crawfish, gumbo and frog legs.
57(12) November 15, 2016 Ho Chi Minh City Loaded sandwiches and soups.
58(13) November 22, 2016 San Diego Fish tacos, octopus tostadas, Filipino chicken adobo, So-Cal monster burritos and salad.
59(14) November 22, 2016 Dubai Meat kebabs and halwa
60(15) November 29, 2016 Cleveland Beer-battered fish, fried sauerkraut balls and a kielbasa sandwich with French fries.
61(16) November 29, 2016 Veracruz Chile relleno picaditas, vuelve a la vida and arroz a la tumbada
62(17) December 6, 2016 Tucson Sun-dried beef, chimichangas, bacon-wrapped hot dogs and raspados.
63(18) December 6, 2016 Seoul Stews, buckwheat noodles, sweet beef and fermented cabbage
64(19) December 13, 2016 Detroit Eastern shawarma, soul food classics, Motor City-style pizza and city chicken.
65(20) December 13, 2016 Edinburgh Scottish breakfast, peppery haggis, blue lobster and whiskey
66(21) December 20, 2016 Vienna Sachertorte, schnitzel and frankfurter sausage.
67(22) December 20, 2016 Santiago Asado a la Parrilla, Pastel de Jaiba and Chacarero.
68(23) January 3, 2017 Vancouver Spot prawns, sushi and king crab, Japadogs and salmon candy.
69(24) January 3, 2017 Budapest Stuffed cabbage, goulash, Transylvania chimney cake and a sponge cake trifle.
70(25) January 10, 2017 Bali Suckling pig, wok-fried rice and whole slow-roasted duck.
71(26) January 10, 2017 Copenhagen New Nordic style seafood, crown herring and pan-fried meatballs.

Season 20[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
118 (1) January 31, 2017 Lewis and Clark Trail
119 (2) February 7, 2017 Southern BBQ Trail
120 (3) February 14, 2017 Civil War
121 (4) February 21, 2017 Road Tripping Route 66
122 (5) February 28, 2017 Great Lakes
123 (6) March 7, 2017 The Pacific Coast Highway

Season 21 - Delicious Destinations (Season 5)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
72(1) April 18, 2017 Asheville BBQ pork, rainbow trout, fried chicken; divine biscuits and red eye gravy.
73(2) April 18, 2017 Buffalo Wings, pepperoni pizza, cake doughnuts and meat and potatoes slathered in sauce
74(3) April 25, 2017 Venice Beef Carpaccio, tiramisu and cuttlefish
75(4) April 25, 2017 Milan Risotto, minestrone and panettone
76(5) May 2, 2017 Manhattan Pastrami on rye, black and white cookies, spaghetti with meatballs and smoked fish
77(6) May 2, 2017 Berlin Currywurst, Berliner jelly-filled doughnut and wiener schnitzel
78(7) May 9, 2017 Dallas Chicken-fried steak, pecan pie, tortilla soup and steak
79(8) May 9, 2017 Shanghai Hairy crab, pork-filled dumplings, rice wine-soaked chicken and scallion pancakes
80(9) May 16, 2017 Portland Lobster roll sandwiches, oysters, Italian sandwiches and whoopie pies
81(10) May 16, 2017 Osaka Okonomiyaki, octopus fritters and udon noodles topped with fried tofu
82(11) May 23, 2017 Santorini Tomato fritters, lamb fricassee and grilled octopus
83(12) May 23, 2017 Naples Pizza, pastries stuffed with ricotta and dried fruit, ragu and stewed octopus
84(13) May 30, 2017 St. John's Blue mussels, cod au gratin, moose stew and rabbit pie
85(14) May 30, 2017 Chiang Mai Coconut curry soup, sausage with pork and chile paste, fish roasted in banana leaves and minced pork salad.
86(15) June 6, 2017 Toronto BBQ pork, lobster, Jamaican flatbreads and butter tarts
87(16) June 6, 2017 Hanoi Sweet and sour snail soup, ground pork-filled breakfast crepes and sweet potato fritters topped with shrimp
88(17) June 13, 2017 San Antonio Puffy tacos, chalupa burger, brisket, barbacoa and stuffed quail
89(18) June 13, 2017 Oaxaca Mole negro sauce, Mayan-era tamales, crispy tortilla with pork lard and egg bread dunked in hot chocolate
90(19) June 20, 2017 Savannah Shrimp and grits, oysters in a half shell, crab bisque and barbecue stew
91(20) June 20, 2017 Dubrovnik Spit-roasted lamb and octopus salad, Dalmatia-style grilled fish.
92(21) June 27, 2017 Chengdu Hot pot and Mapo tofu, Kung Pao Chicken
93(22) July 11, 2017 Helsinki Crayfish boils and fish, reindeer meat and porridge pies
94(23) July 11, 2017 Mauritius Fried dumplings and handmade egg noodles, veggie-stuffed flatbread and curried swordfish
95(24) July 18, 2017 Hyderabad Potato pastries, fried bread, pancakes and meat and rice

Season 22[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
124 (1) July 25, 2017 Cowboy Life In Texas
125 (2) August 1, 2017 Daniel Boone's Wilderness Trail
126 (3) August 9, 2017 Magnificent Mississippi River
127 (4) August 15, 2017 Cajun Country Trail
128 (5) August 22, 2017 Discovering Columbus
129 (6) August 29, 2017 Paul Revere's Midnight Ride
130 (7) September 5, 2017 Florida's Conquistador Coast
131 (8) September 12, 2017 Yukon Gold Rush Trail
132 (9) September 19, 2017 The Mighty Erie Canal
133 (10) September 26, 2017 Vegas Road Trip

Season 23 - Delicious Destinations (Season 6)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
96(1) October 3, 2017 Mississippi Delta Catfish and hush puppies, oxtails and mud pie
97(2) October 3, 2017 Panama City Whole fish and plantains, ceviche and yucca fritters
98(3) October 10, 2017 Upper Peninsula Croatian chicken, Lake Superior whitefish and pasties
99(4) October 10, 2017 Brussels Belgian waffles, steamed mussels and fries.
100(5) October 17, 2017 Prague Pork knuckle, mushroom soup, plum pastries and dumplings.
101(6) October 17, 2017 Madrid Roasted piglet, fried calamari sandwiches and tapas
102(7) October 24, 2017 Cardiff Lamb stew with root veggies, seafood breakfast and cheesy toast
103(8) October 24, 2017 Baja Smoked tuna, fish tacos, Caesar salad, seafood cocktail
104(9) October 31, 2017 Antigua Guatemala Enchiladas, tamales, handmade confections and pockets of beans and plantains.
105(10) October 31, 2017 Marrakesh Pigeon-meat pies, beef and lentil dishes and whole lamb
106(11) November 7, 2017 Trinidad and Tobago Curried crab with dumplings, shark sandwiches and flatbreads
107(12) November 14, 2017 Reykjavik Salted cod and lamb hot dogs, skyr
108(13) November 14, 2017 Quito Fried pork and potato cakes, ceviche, roasted peanuts, fish soup
109(14) November 21, 2017 Beijing Breakfast pancakes, noodles, Peking duck, steamed buns and donkey sandwiches.
110(15) November 21, 2017 Cartagena Fried fish and egg arepas, fruits and seafood stews
111(16) November 28, 2017 Stockholm Herring, pea soup and pancakes, Jansson's temptation and cinnamon rolls
112(17) November 28, 2017 Jerusalem Shawarma, falafel, kubbeh and hummus, halva and bureka
113(18) December 5, 2017 Phnom Penh Grilled crab, beef salad, fish and noodle soup
114(19) December 5, 2017 Cape Town Sausage, stew, pie, Biltong jerky
115(20) December 12, 2017 Amman Goat and veggies, sumac-coated chicken, lamb and fava bean spreads.
116(21) December 12, 2017 Dominican Republic Whole roast pig, fried dough pockets.
117(22) December 19, 2017 Mumbai Deep-fried fish and prawns, goat over rice and vegetarian dishes, puffed rice salad, potato mash-ups.
118(23) December 26, 2017 Oslo Reindeer steak and cured salmon, sheep and heart-shaped waffles
119(24) December 26, 2017 Key West Conch fritters, coconut pink shrimp and hogfish sandwiches, Cubanos and Key lime pie

Season 24 - Delicious Destinations (Season 7)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
120(1) January 16, 2018 The Hamptons Surf and turf, lobster rolls, clam chowder, and smoked bluefish pate.
121(2) January 23, 2018 Queens Hand-ripped noodles, Thai stir-fries, grilled Greek octopus and pastrami on rye
122(3) January 30, 2018 Chicago: A Second Bite Rib tips and Polish sausages
123(4) February 6, 2018 Door County Fish and local produce
124(5) February 13, 2018 Washington, D.C. Oysters, Ethiopian chicken stew, Chinese stir-fry and chili-smothered sausages.
125(6) February 20, 2018 Chesapeake Bay Shellfish in J.O. spice, Virginia ham, peanut soup, bacon-wrapped oysters and fried soft-shell crab.
126(7) February 27, 2018 Boston: A Second Bite Black pasta, Irish fish and chips and seafood stew
127(8) March 6, 2018 Cape Cod Fried clams and cod, clambakes and cranberry bog ice cream
128(9) March 13, 2018 Jersey Shore Saltwater taffy, tomato pie and Italian subs
129(10) March 20, 2018 New Jersey Brazilian meat, seafood stew, potato-loaded hot dogs and Dominican marinated pork.
130(11) March 27, 2018 Kansas City Barbecue, Croatian dessert bread and marshmallow chocolate candy.
131(12) April 3, 2018 Denver Game meats and green chili sauce
132(13) April 10, 2018 London: A Second Bite Shepherd's pie, beef Wellington, seekh kebabs and Jamaican jerk chicken.
133(14) April 17, 2018 Scottish Highlands Highland beef, shellfish, handheld meat pies and smoked salmon.
134(15) April 24, 2018 Nova Scotia Cold-water lobster, seafood chowder, haddock and chips, blueberry grunt and rappie pie
135(16) May 1, 2018 Quebec City Maple syrup
136(17) May 8, 2018 Porto salty cod in a creamy casserole, white bean and tripe stew, octopus rice and Port wine.
137(18) May 15, 2018 Frankfurt Frankfurter and apple wine, pork shoulder with sauerkraut and hand cheese
138(19) May 22, 2018 Tuscany Extra virgin olive oil, fish stew over crusty bread, chickpea pancakes and whole fish in spicy tomato sauce.
139(20) May 29, 2018 Genoa Seafood salad, pesto with pasta and flatbread
140(21) June 5, 2018 Emilia-Romagna Mortadella sausage, parmigiano reggiano and tortellini in broth.
141(22) June 12, 2018 Paris: A Second Bite Pot au feu and steak tartare.
142(23) June 19, 2018 Lyon Pike fish dumplings, breaded beef tripe and pink pralines
143(24) June 26, 2018 Alsace Choucroute garnie and foie gras.


Season 25[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
134 (1) January 23, 2018 The Paul Bunyan Trail
135 (2) January 30, 2018 The Jesse James Trail
136 (3) February 6, 2018 Germany's Route 66
137 (4) February 13, 2018 Italy's Amalfi Coast
138 (5) February 20, 2018 Napoleon's March Through Poland
139 (6) February 27, 2018 America's First Revolution Trail
140 (7) March 6, 2018 Aztec Routes of Mexico

Season 26[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
141 (1) July 3, 2018 The Pony Express
142 (2) July 10, 2018 William Wallace's March Through Scotland
143 (3) July 17, 2018 Captain Cook and the Ancient Hawaiians
144 (4) July 24, 2018 WWII Battle of the Bulge
145 (5) July 31, 2018 The Saint James Way in Spain
146 (6) August 7, 2018 North Carolina's Moonshine Highway
147 (7) August 14, 2018 The Underground Railroad

Season 27 - Delicious Destinations (Season 8)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
144(1) August 21, 2018 Montevideo Asado meats, chivitos and fried beef.
145(2) August 28, 2018 Guayaquil Red mangrove crab and plantain dumpling
146(3) September 4, 2018 Bermuda Fish chowder, spiny lobster and cassava pie.
147(4) September 11, 2018 Hollywood Steak and martinis, Thai steamed whole fish, Armenian flatbread and Persian ice cream.
148(5) September 18, 2018 Santa Monica Seafood soup, Chinese chicken salad and Tsukemen.
149(6) September 25, 2018 Phuket Crab curry and street snacks.
150(7) October 2, 2018 Kanazawa Kano crab and sushi.
151(8) October 9, 2018 Las Vegas Quail breast stuffed with foie gras, Waygu steaks, veal Parmigiana and Thai.

Season 28 - Delicious Destinations (Season 9)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
152(1) August 31, 2020 Bangkok: A Second Bite Steamed whole bass and massaman curry
153(2) September 7, 2020 Kyoto Kaiseki and obanzai
154(3) September 14, 2020 Phoenix Chilaquiles, Neapolitan pizza and Sonoran hot dogs
155(4) September 21, 2020 Tahiti Polynesian ceviche and freshwater shrimp coated in coconut curry sauce
156(5) September 28, 2020 Puerto Vallarta Marinated pork, pozole and skewered mojo fish
157(6) October 5, 2020 Merida Slow-roasted pork, pork-stuffed cheese balls in Yucatan sauces
158(7) October 12, 2020 El Paso Fajitas, menudo, rolled tacos and entomatadas
159(8) October 19, 2020 Bay Area Chinese dim sum, Indian panipuri, American soul food and Mexican tacos
160(9) October 26, 2020 Aruba Dutch pea soup, seafood cazuela and cashew cake
161(10) November 2, 2020 Curacao African stews and Dutch cheese
162(11) November 9, 2020 Seville Iberico ham, gazpacho and serranito pork sandwiches
163(12) November 16, 2020 Fez Tagine-cooked meats, pastille, zaalouk, bessara and brouchettes
164(13) November 23, 2020 Delhi Tandoori chicken, goat kebabs, samosas and sweet dough balls
165(14) November 30, 2020 Goa Prawn curry, Portuguese chorizo and pork vindaloo

Season 29 - Delicious Destinations (Season 10)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
166(1) December 7, 2020 The Bronx Dry-aged pork sausage and Jamaican meat pastries
167(2) December 14, 2020 Harlem Soul food
168(3) December 21, 2020 Central New York Beef and veal sausages and half-moon cookies
169(4) December 28, 2020 Martha's Vineyard Clams and lobster rolls
170(5) January 25, 2021 Portland Boozy doughnuts, Thai fish sauce chicken wings and crayfish boils
171(6) February 1, 2021 Cincinnati Pork schnitzel, goetta and Cincinnati chili
172(7) February 8, 2021 Oklahoma City Prime T-bone steaks, chicken fried steaks and burger patties mashed with onions, chili with beef, beef bone-infused broth for pho
173(8) February 8, 2021 Lancaster County Shoofly pie
174(9) February 15, 2021 New Hampshire Seacoast
175(10) February 22, 2021 Iowa State Fair Sweet corn, baked sausage cavatelli and Dutch letter pastries, fried pork tenderloin, loose ground beef and Italian Gizmo sandwiches
176(11) February 22, 2021 Sitka King salmon, venison and rockfish
177(12) March 1, 2021 Salt Lake City Pastrami burger, steak tips with mole and Utah scones
178(13) March 8, 2021 San Francisco: A Second Bite Japanese hot pots, hand-crafted lasagna and ice cream
179(14) March 15, 2021 Charlotte Barbecue, livermush, fried green tomatoes
180(15) March 22, 2021 Outer Banks Blue crab, Hatteras clam chowder and baked oysters
181(16) March 22, 2021 Chicago Neighborhoods West Loop Handcrafted burgers, Wicker Park street-style tacos in and Bronzeville barbecue
182(17) March 29, 2021 Glasgow Macaroni pies and venison haggis
183(18) April 5, 2021 Cork Irish stew and drisheen
184(19) April 12, 2021 Calabria Fileja noodles with goat and parmigiana di melanzane
185(20) April 19, 2021 Apulia Orecchiette pasta, grilled octopus and stuffed pasticiotti pastries

Season 30 - Delicious Destinations (Season 11)[edit]

# Air date Location Notes/Featured Bizarre Foods
186(1) April 26, 2021 Zagreb
187(2) May 3, 2021 Krakow
188(3) May 10, 2021 Palm Springs
189(4) May 17, 2021 Santa Fe
190(5) May 24, 2021 Street Foods
191(6) May 31, 2021 Best Beef
192(7) June 7, 2021 Southern Comfort Foods
193(8) June 14, 2021 Noodles
194(9) June 21, 2021 Original Inventions


A DVD set (2 discs) called Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Collection 1 was released on January 8, 2008. It includes the following episodes:

  • Morocco
  • Spain
  • Philippines
  • Ecuador
  • New York City
  • United Kingdom
  • America's Gulf Coast
  • Mexico

A second DVD set (2 discs) called Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Collection 2 was released on October 7, 2008. It includes the following episodes:

  • Best Bites
  • Iceland
  • St.Petersburg
  • Minnesota
  • Guangzhou, China
  • Beijing, China
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Delhi, India


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