Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

Monday 10:00 PM on Travel Channel Premiered Feb 26, 2007 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Asia
      Asia: Japan, Thailand, Malaysia
      Andrew visits a variety of places in this episode.
      Tokyo: Bars, fish market, sushi restaurant.
      Kobe: Farm
      Bangkok: Outdoor markets, Chinatown.
      Northern Thailand: Jungle markets, Spirulina farm, reserve.
      Malaysia: Roadside stall, shrimp paste business, Durian orchard.
      Andrews adventurous cuisine includes:

      Tokyo-- pig's testicles, frog's beating heart, live turtle (supon).
      Kobe-- beef.
      Bangkok-- Bird's nest soup, bugs.
      The hills of Thailand-- Spirulina, bats
      Malaysia-- Shrimp paste, Indian mutton, pulled tea, Durian.moreless
    • Philippines
      Episode 1
      While in the Philippines, Andrew visits Manila. While there, he eats at street vendors, local restaurants, and on the beach.
      Some of the more exotic foods he shares: balut (chicken fetuses), coconut grubs, mangrove worms, water crickets and deep-fried whole baby chickens.
    • Morocco
      Episode 2
      Andrew visits Marrakech. While there, he eats at an outdoor market, a smaller market and local restaurant, and a fish auction.
      Some of the more exotic foods include: calf's tongue, cow's heart, pancreas, k'lia (rotten meat), stingray, and calf's brains.
    • Ecuador
      Episode 3
      Andrew visits numerous local eateries: a restaurant at the equator, a restaurant in the mountains, and a Saturday market. He also has more adventurous encounters with a local medicine man and searches for his own meal in the rain forest.
      Andrew's treats include: guinea pig, lemon ants, coconut grubs, and chicha.moreless
    • Spain
      Episode 4
      While in Spain, Andrew visits two of its most prominent cities. In Madrid, he eats at one of the world's oldest restaurants, a tapas bar, a market, and a ham museum. In Barcelona, he's treated in El Bulli (voted the best restaurant in the world) and a large, diverse food market.
      Some foods featured: bull testicles, baby eels, crickets, pine and seaweed gelees.moreless
    • Gulf Coast
      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.
    • United Kingdom
      Episode 6
      While traveling through the United Kingdom, Andrew indulges in traditional and cutting-edge cuisine. In Scotland, he visits a butcher shoppe, goes game hunting, and eats at an upper class restaurant. In England proper, he travels through London and the Cotswalds. He also makes a quick trip through Wales.

      Featured cuisine of the different regions include: haggis, pheasant, pigeon, ox heart, and jellied eels.moreless
    • 7/9/07
      Andrew travels to the islands to dine on a variety of animals that swim, scamper or slither.
    • Mexico
      Episode 8
      Andrew explores the real Mexico beyond the tourist hot spots and tequila shots. Some of Andrew's treats include: a variety of insects and larvae, octopus, armadillo, Aztec and Incan cuisine, wild boar and fungus.
    • Alaska
      Episode 9
      Alaskan culture demands that every part of the animal be used in the cuisine. Andrew samples such delicacies as: fish heads, moose nose, pizza with reindeer, and fish ice cream.
    • Taiwan
      Episode 10
      Although Taiwan's traditional cuisine doesn't smell very appetizing, it has lots of flavorful foods. Some of Andrew's more exotic choices on this trip include: stinky tofu varieties, oyster omelette's, unlayed eggs, chicken uterus, geese tongue, rooster testicles, pig skin & intestines, fermented fish roe, and pigeon eggs.
    • New York City
      Episode 11
      Andrew returns home to visit the places that started him on his bizarre foods quest. Andrew's culinary adventures this week include: tongue sandwich, chicken livers, octopus, live lobster sushi, moonshine, duck livers, pronghorn tenderloin, maggots, tarantulas, cockroaches, various bugs, goose intestine, jelly fish salad and duck feet.
    • Vietnam
      Episode 12
      Andrew's trip to Vietnam includes a variety of exotic foods. Snake parts, pig's ears, silk worms and cat coffee are just a few of the strange tastes that await him.
    • Most Memorable Moments
      Andrew reflects on Season 1. The look back will include his favorites, the moments he just couldn't stomach, and some interesting (never before seen) outtakes.
    • Best Bites
      Episode 14
      This special reviews the high points of Season One, revisits Andrew's favorite guests, presents filmed bloopers, introduces new footage, and previews the new season.
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7
  • Season 8
  • Season 9