Bizarre Foods

The WORST episodes of Bizarre Foods

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 4/5/2022Network: Travel Channel
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Holiday Special
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#1 - Holiday Special

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/25/2008

The host joins his friends as they celebrate their respective holidays. Among foods scheduled are zampone, an Italian Christmas dish which consists of a stuffed pig's leg; a Native American meal of porcupine; and a New Year's dish from Thailand.

Uganda
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#2 - Uganda

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 12/2/2008

Anthony heads to Uganda, where he tastes some flying ants and sugarcane rats.

Phuket, Thailand
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#3 - Phuket, Thailand

Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired 9/9/2008

Join Andrew in Phuket, a tropical paradise and a favorite of travelers from around the world. He'll venture beyond the stunning beaches to discover the Thais who live in this part of the country embrace life on all levels and feast on all things.

Sicily
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#4 - Sicily

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/16/2008

Andrew visits Sicily, an Italian island in which he dines on such foods as sardine meatballs, cow spleen and artichoke ice cream.

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Samoa
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#5 - Samoa

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/30/2008

Andrew explores the food and culture of the Samoan Islands.

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Paris
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#6 - Paris

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/7/2008

Andrew goes to Paris and learns to combine cooking and science.

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Los Angeles
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#7 - Los Angeles

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/14/2008

Andrew arrives in the fast paced, star studded city of Los Angeles where the variety of food varies as much as the diversity of the people who live there.

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Halloween Special
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#8 - Halloween Special

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/21/2008

Andrew is inviting his fans for a Halloween party, complete with some unusual foods which many may find horrifying. Sink your teeth into a baked tarantula, drink some fresh steer blood, and swallow some chilled lamb kidneys. A true learning experience about different cultures.

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Ethiopia
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#9 - Ethiopia

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/11/2008

Anthony heads to the marketplace in Ethiopia where he samples their offerings and then travels to Harrar, once known as the forbidden city.

Sexy Food
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#10 - Sexy Food

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/10/2009

Andrew and friends display and discuss some of the sexiest foods from around the world. Does chocolate really have mysterious side effects? What is it about oysters? Why do some people consume the intimate parts of certain animals?

Tanzania
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#11 - Tanzania

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/14/2009

Andrew visits the beautiful East African country of Tanzania, where he samples the traditional Tanzanian breakfast called supu. It's a soup made with goat lungs, heart and liver, as well as cow stomach, intestines and tongue.

The Outback
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#12 - The Outback

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/28/2009

Andrew heads into the Australian Outback where he eats wallaby with Aborigines, samples crocodile cooked on the barbie and makes a meal out of poisonous cane toads.

Appalachia
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#13 - Appalachia

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/5/2009

Andrew heads to the Appalachian Mountains to get 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.

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Singapore
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#14 - Singapore

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired 5/19/2009

Andrew heads to Singapore to experience the diversity of food and culture. The melting pot is seen everywhere, including the Hawker Stalls where Andrew samples tasty treats.

Nicaragua
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#15 - Nicaragua

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired 6/2/2009

Andrew visits Nicaragua, tasting everything from juicy cheese worms to bull balls soup. He visits a bush doctor and treks up into the highlands for “black gold” where he learns how to do “the slurp” with a master cupper.

Survival Special
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#16 - Survival Special

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired 6/16/2009

Andrew is dropped in the jungles of Mexico, where he learns how to live off the land. It’s a journey where his stomach, mind and body are tested. Andrew 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.

Vietnam
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#17 - Vietnam

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/13/2007

Snake parts, pig's ears, silk worms and cat coffee--all foods Andrew Zimmern indulges in during his Vietnamese adventure.

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Surf It Up
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#18 - Surf It Up

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/3/2009

Andrew samples strange seas creatures, which includes seas slugs from Samoa and mangrove snakes from the Philippines.

Embassy Row
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#19 - Embassy Row

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/31/2011

The host heads to Washington, D.C., to sample international cuisines at some of the foreign embassies.

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Indonesia
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#20 - Indonesia

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/20/2011

Andrew visits Indonesia, a tropical paradise where modern life is still influenced by ancient rituals, and food is at the core of centuries old traditions. He explores the culture and cuisine by drinking cobra blood, feasting on water buffalo entrails and more.

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NYC: Will Work for Food
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#21 - NYC: Will Work for Food

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/24/2011

The host returns to his restaurant roots in New York City, where he cooks in a Chinatown kitchen, waits tables and takes a turn as a street vendor.

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Rio De Janeiro
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#22 - Rio De Janeiro

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 6/14/2011

The diverse food culture of Rio de Janeiro is explored.

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Suriname
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#23 - Suriname

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/21/2011

The host treks into the jungle of Suriname in northern South America, sampling the local fare, including wild pig and a rodent-like rabbit called coconi.

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Montreal
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#24 - Montreal

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 7/12/2011

Andrew visits the multi-cultural city of Montreal and eats duck livers and horse-heart tartar. Andrew digs into the culture and traditional dishes that represent the city’s heritage and modern chefs with food-forward ideas.

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BBQ
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#25 - BBQ

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/29/2014

Different styles of barbecue from around the world are eaten by Andrew, who shows up at a buffalo meat tailgate party and gives Texas pit BBQ a try. Also: a pig roast in South Carolina; mutton in Kentucky; chicken hearts in Peru; and pork in Korea.

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