The Best Episodes of Bizarre Foods
Unmasking an aspect of dining out that will make you think twice before ordering off the menu, and utilizing his knowledge of all things edible, Andrew Zimmern is on a quest to find the world’s most bizarre foods. Andrew knows that one man’s poison is another’s delicacy but he isn’t afraid to poke a little fun at the local fare or himself. Our energetic food-a-holic infiltrates markets and restaurants taking viewers behind the scenes to savor the local cuisine - even if that means chewing on eggs with legs, gulping down a beating frog heart or polishing off a lamb’s eyeball. Andrew is game for anything and knows the most interesting food is found closest to the source. So whether he’s chasing down large water rodents in the Louisiana bayou, fishing for piranha in the Amazon or flushing out cave bats in Malaysia, you can be sure the guy with the iron stomach will dish up the unimaginable.
#1 - Chengdu
Season 6 - Episode 11
The host tours Chengdu, capital of China's Sichuan province, known for its spicy cuisine. Featured eats include boiling chili and volcano-rabbit head.
#2 - Fez, Morocco
Season 6 - Episode 20
A culinary tour of Morocco. Featured eats include lamb's head and pigeon pie.
#3 - Mongolia
Season 5 - Episode 3
Andrew 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.
#4 - Greece
Season 6 - Episode 8
Andrew meets Greeks passionate about food in Athens and on the remote island of Kalymnos. He travels the country, tasting food rich in Greek history and culture. Andrew eats at the finest eateries and samples the best home-cooked meals.
#5 - Venice
Season 6 - Episode 3
Andrew visits the mystical city of Venice. He enjoys the food in the historic city while catching critters in the Lagoon, blowing Murano glass, and indulging in the best cicchetti in the world.
#6 - Namibia
Season 6 - Episode 6
The host visits Namibia, where he meets members of a semi-nomadic tribe whose way of life hasn't changed in hundreds of years. During his stay, he samples traditional tribal foods, including dried mopane worms and wildebeest eyeballs.
#7 - Arizona
Season 5 - Episode 4
Andrew uncovers unique food traditions in the great state of Arizona, where the spirit of the Wild West still lives strong today. From native traditions of the Navajo to the New Agers' approach to food, this state offers an abundance of bizarre foods.
#8 - Cambodia
Season 5 - Episode 2
Andrew visits Cambodia, a developing nation where the food traditions are a source of national pride. From the bustling markets of Phnom Penh to a quaint floating village on the Tonle Sap River, Andrew samples some of the most extreme food on the planet.
#9 - Jamaica
Season 6 - Episode 23
An exploration of Jamaican cuisine, which blends island flavors with African traditions.
#10 - Eastern Australia
Season 4 - Episode 5
Andrew 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's never tasted before, including Morton Bay, Balamain Bugs, Flathead Fish and Spanner Crabs.
#11 - Maine
Season 3 - Episode 10
Andrew travels to Maine where samples foods which are only found growing in his lawn and learns about recipes which are only found in the state.
#12 - Kalahari
Season 6 - Episode 14
In South Africa's Kalahari Desert, the host dines on giant porcupine and scavenged jewel beetles. Later, he's served zebra near Johannesburg.
#13 - Syria
Season 6 - Episode 1
Andrew retraces some of the old routes between Asia and Europe, searching for food and experiences echoing back to biblical times.
#14 - Seoul, South Korea
Season 4 - Episode 2
Andrew travels to Seoul, South Korea, where he feasts on the country's most authentic soups, barbecues and fermented foods. Andrew's Asian adventure goes beyond eating when makes his first batch of fresh kimchi.
#15 - Hungary
Season 6 - Episode 10
Andrew 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.
#16 - Japan
Season 3 - Episode 13
Andrew heads over to Japan to sample some octopus eggs, fermented sushi and an unusually flavored milkshake.
#17 - Texas
Season 4 - Episode 7
Andrew Zimmern samples some of the most outrageous food creations at the Texas State Fair, including nitrogen frozen dessert, chocolate bacon and fried alligator. Andrew also gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchens at NASA to taste space food.
#18 - Tokyo
Season 5 - Episode 6
Join Andrew as he returns to the vibrant and trend-setting city of Tokyo for more unforgettable adventures in food from legendary seafood markets to becoming a horumon chef for a day serving up intestines from cows and pigs.
#19 - Buenos Aires
Season 5 - Episode 9
Follow Andrew as he heads to Buenos Aires and explores the meat culture of one of the world's great towns and tangos away the night with a stunning young starlet.
#20 - Gulf Coast
Season 1 - Episode 5
Andrew stays in America and visits four states. His destinations include: Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Some of the regional cuisine that Andrew tries: nutria (giant rat), squirrel, turducken, head cheese, pig's brains, fried pickles, mullet roe, and alligator.
#21 - Phillipines
Season 1 - Episode 1
Andrew Zimmern is off to the island nation of the Philippines. There he chows down on local favorites like 'balut,' crickets, stuffed frogs and even live worms!
#22 - Pennsylvania
Season 6 - Episode 2
Andrew samples Pennsylvania's staple foods that most people never hear about. Andrew meet interesting people, including a Japanese superstar chef who cooks poisonous sex organs and a family that boils up every part of the pig,
#23 - Spain
Season 1 - Episode 4
Andrew Zimmern's gastronomic tour of the world continues with a trip through Spain. He chows down on suckling pig brains, bull testicles — and everything in between!
#24 - Morocco
Season 1 - Episode 2
Join Andrew Zimmern as he takes a culinary tour through Morocco, where he finds everything from lamb's head to pigeon pie on the menu!
#25 - Taste of the Tropics
Season 6 - Episode 13
Andrew explores tropical locations closest to home: The Caribbean and the Americas. The region is melting pot of European, West African and Amerindian cultures. The rich bend is visible in the architecture, music, and especially the food.