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Every traveler wants to try a crepe in Paris, gelato in Florence, Italy, or a po'boy in New Orleans. But how many really know where those dishes came from or how they are made? Andrew Zimmern digs into the not-to-be-missed legendary foods that define a location.

About the Host

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is a writer, TV personality, chef, and teacher. A New York City native, he began his formal culinary training at the age of 14, apprenticing with some of the greatest chefs in the world.

As the co-creator, host and contributing producer of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew travels the world, tasting the most unique, traditional fare he can find. From restaurants to jungle markets, it's all about discovering the authentic, immersive experience.
Season 1, Episode 5

Boston

Boston is known for its illustrious history, but this week we’re focused on its food! From New England clam chowder to the hotel where Boston cream pie and Parker House rolls were invented, join Andrew as he explores Boston’s legendary cuisine.

Monday
Mar 13
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 2

Buffalo

Andrew Zimmern presents Buffalo's edible icons. From spicy wings and sweet pepperoni pizza to enormous cake doughnuts and heaping plates of meat and potatoes slathered in sauce, Buffalo's edible icons are as robust and inventive as the city itself.

Tuesday
Apr 25
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 21

Venice

Andrew Zimmern highlights the culinary treasures of Venice, Italy, including paper-thin cuts of beef Carpaccio, espresso-soaked tiramisu and cuttlefish stewed in its own ink.

Tuesday
Apr 25
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 17

Puerto Rico

Andrew Zimmern digs into the diversity of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where pork is king. San Juan is a food paradise that includes a comfort food classic packed with pork, deep-fried beach eats and a Puerto Rican take on lasagna.

Tuesday
May 9
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

San Antonio

Andrew Zimmern showcases the Tex-Mex favorites of San Antonio, Texas, including puffy tacos and a giant chalupa burger. Other featured foods include slow-cooked brisket, melt-in-your-mouth barbacoa and marinated stuffed quail cooked over mesquite.

Tuesday
Jun 20
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 12

St. John's

Andrew Zimmern samples some of the best cuisine St. John's, Newfoundland, has to offer. From succulent blue mussels steamed in local beer and creamy cod au gratin to hearty moose stew and savory rabbit pie, these Canadian eats showcase Newfoundland's storied history of fishing and hunting.

Monday
Jun 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 18

Baltimore

Andrew Zimmern brings us to Baltimore, a gritty city where the food is alive with original flavor. Hearty and unique favorites are featured, including local blue crab, tender pit beef and beloved chocolaty Berger cookies.

Tuesday
Jul 4
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 10

Munich

As the proud capital of Bavaria — and beer drinking — Munich has built a cuisine around hearty dishes meant to stick to the bones. From schnitzel and spaetzle to kneidel and cake, Andrew Zimmern reveals Munich's festival of foods! 

Sunday
Jul 9
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 13

Buenos Aires

In Buenos Aires, a strong sense of tradition drives the food culture. Barbecued beef, chimichurri and sweet dulce de leche are featured as Andrew uncovers the mashup of mingling cultures that influence the city's cuisine.

Tuesday
Jul 18
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 7

Taipei

Andrew explores the edible icons of Taipei, Taiwan, a place where the dumplings can be dangerous and who you share the meal with is as important as the meal itself. He uncovers this capital city's best regional favorites like crab hot pot, pork dumpling soup and stinky tofu.

Tuesday
Jul 25
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 5

Cajun Country

Andrew Zimmern digs into Cajun Country's finger-licking staple dishes inspired by the area's French-speaking Acadian ancestors, including peppery boudin sausage, cayenne-spiked crawfish, iconic gumbo and crispy-fried frog legs.

Tuesday
Jul 25
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 20

Sicily

Andrew Zimmern unveils Sicily's edible icons. Known for artisanal comfort food such as crunchy fried rice balls, thick crust pizza, irresistibly creamy cannoli and a pasta that will make you sing, Sicilian cuisine is a timeless treasure made with classic Italian passion.

Tuesday
Aug 15
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

Austin

Andrew Zimmern uncovers the one-of-a-kind tastes of Austin, a city known for "keeping things weird." The city excels at meaty classics like barbecued brisket, Texas-style chili and chicken-fried steak.

Monday
Sep 4
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Manhattan

Andrew Zimmern is in Manhattan for foods that have earned their place as culinary staples in an ever-changing city. From juicy pastrami on rye to black and white cookies, he finds proof that New York is home to some of the best restaurants and highest standards in the world.

Monday
Sep 18
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 8

Ho Chi Minh City

Andrew unveils the must-have bites of Ho Chi Minh City, the economic and cultural center of Vietnam. After a thousand years of Chinese occupation and a century of French colonialism, the city has a rich history and the food lives up to its legacy. From loaded sandwiches to savory soups, this youthful city has something for everyone.

Monday
Sep 18
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Tucson

Andrew Zimmern unveils Tucson's iconic desert edibles. The culinary oasis sizzles with frontier flavors from legendary sun-dried beef and deep-fried chimichangas to bacon-wrapped hot dogs and shaved ice treats called raspados.

Monday
Sep 18
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 8

Mauritius

From piping-hot fried dumplings and handmade egg noodles to veggie-stuffed flatbread and curried swordfish, Andrew Zimmern showcases the flavorful fusions of the island paradise of Mauritius.

Monday
Sep 18
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Chengdu

From the blistering "Hot Pot" and fiery Mapo Tofu to spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Andrew Zimmern explores the famous scorching dishes that make Chengdu, China, a delicious destination.

Monday
Sep 18
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 11

Toronto

From sweet and savory BBQ pork and enormously artful mountains of lobster to herbaceous Jamaican flatbreads and sinfully gooey butter tarts, Andrew showcases the diverse eats of Toronto, Canada.

Monday
Sep 18
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Tucson

Andrew Zimmern unveils Tucson's iconic desert edibles. The culinary oasis sizzles with frontier flavors from legendary sun-dried beef and deep-fried chimichangas to bacon-wrapped hot dogs and shaved ice treats called raspados.

Tuesday
Sep 19
1am | 12c
Season 6, Episode 8

Mauritius

From piping-hot fried dumplings and handmade egg noodles to veggie-stuffed flatbread and curried swordfish, Andrew Zimmern showcases the flavorful fusions of the island paradise of Mauritius.

Tuesday
Sep 19
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Chengdu

From the blistering "Hot Pot" and fiery Mapo Tofu to spicy Kung Pao Chicken, Andrew Zimmern explores the famous scorching dishes that make Chengdu, China, a delicious destination.

Tuesday
Sep 19
2am | 1c
Season 5, Episode 11

Toronto

From sweet and savory BBQ pork and enormously artful mountains of lobster to herbaceous Jamaican flatbreads and sinfully gooey butter tarts, Andrew showcases the diverse eats of Toronto, Canada.

Tuesday
Sep 19
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Manhattan

Andrew Zimmern is in Manhattan for foods that have earned their place as culinary staples in an ever-changing city. From juicy pastrami on rye to black and white cookies, he finds proof that New York is home to some of the best restaurants and highest standards in the world.

Tuesday
Sep 19
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 8

Ho Chi Minh City

Andrew unveils the must-have bites of Ho Chi Minh City, the economic and cultural center of Vietnam. After a thousand years of Chinese occupation and a century of French colonialism, the city has a rich history and the food lives up to its legacy. From loaded sandwiches to savory soups, this youthful city has something for everyone.

Tuesday
Sep 19
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Lima

The ocean and the mountains provide plenty of bounty in Lima. From ceviche made with the freshest fish to ice cream made with exotic tropical fruits, Andrew Zimmern uncovers the most famous foods in this Peruvian city by the sea.

Tuesday
Sep 19
12pm | 11c