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The Travel Channel is known for creating some truly interesting shows centered around the concept of far off places and "Bizarre Foods" staring Andrew Zimmern is no exception. The show was originally conceived as a one hour special that was shot documentary-style in Asia. The hour-long special followed a host as he tried different regional delicacies and odd concoctions; stopping every so often to explain the history behind the dish being tasted. The documentary was so well received that it was turned into a weekly show; the show still is shot as a documentary, but now incorporates food from around the globe.

Each week Zimmern finds himself in an entirely new location ready to try completely absurd dishes that pass as food in the nation in question. Zimmern is a brave soul; consistently trying items that would make most people lose their lunch in mere seconds. The show enjoyed six international seasons and was consistently rated highly by critics and audiences alike.

In 2012, the show was re-titled Bizarre Foods America. The show's format remains the same with the entire series being shot as a documentary. The episodes remained an hour long and Andrew Zimmern remains on as the host of the show. The focus, however, changed from bizarre foods around the globe to the delicacies and regional delights found right in the United States.

Previously, while simply Bizarre Foods the show had episodes that featured United States Locations. In the final season of the original production the Zimmern visited both Pennsylvania and Chicago. In Pennsylvania he sampled scrapple and snapping turtle soup; to regional dishes. While in Chicago, Zimmern sampled Korean fermented cabbage tacos; something you'll find only in Chicago.

No reason was given for the show's switched focus, but the new focus remains just as popular with critics and audiences.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on Travel Channel
16 Seasons, 206 Episodes - Currently Airing
February 26, 2007
Food, Travel
8.0/10
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Bizarre Foods Full Episode Guide

  • Andrew goes to Cyprus to fill up on stuffed grape leaves and pork belly. From curdling goat milk and harvesting carob pods to sampling sun-dried goat and the world's oldest cookie, Andrew savors the island's ancient edible legacy.

  • Andrew goes to Shanghai for softshell turtle, snail shells and live snake.

  • Andrew heads to Okinawa, Japan, to taste poisonous pufferfish and raw goat.

  • In the Bronx, Andrew tries coyote and raw clams from Long Island Sound.

  • Andrew heads to North Carolina and tries pig appendix and roasted raccoon.

  • Andrew harvests sea salt and roasts a sheep's head in Senegal.

  • Andrew is off to Madrid to discover some new spins on some old classics - snail soup, whole baby pig head, rabbit paella and beef fat bonbon.

  • Andrew explores beef-eating cultures around the world. From whole cow head BBQ in Texas to Guatemalan cow eyeball cocktails, raw bull penis in Bangkok to fresh blood in Tanzania, craving cow is a tradition all over the world.

  • Andrew searches global markets to find cultural foods. From Jamaica's cow skin soup to Morocco's camel ribs, and Nicaragua's raw bull testicles to Panama's iguana eggs, market foods always reflect the truest taste of a country.

  • Andrew explores ancient foodways that disappearing due to modern life.

  • From Sriracha to camel milk, Andrew examines the business behind food.

  • Andrew explores Asia's markets for pig windpipe, squid jerky and more.

  • Andrew reveals the rebels pushing boundaries of foods and flavors.

  • Andrew hits the street to find the best tacos, sushi and more in the US.

  • Andrew discovers hard work runs deep when it comes to family-run food businesses.

  • Andrew shares more of the unforgettable moments from the road that never made it into the show.

  • Andrew explores decayed, fermented foods to prove spoilage isn't all bad.

  • Andrew does his part to help combat invasive species - with a knife and fork!

  • Andrew remembers some of his most harrowing adventures while in pursuit of a good bite.

  • Andrew's in Jerusalem, Israel for cow udder, turkey testicles and octopus.

  • Andrew tours Kansas City for pig snoots, backyard woodchuck and BBQ.

  • Andrew visits Amsterdam, an iconic city reinventing traditional Dutch recipes with inspiration from around the globe. With a culture that thrives on nonconformity and a haven for mixed cultures, each dish is heaping with flair.

  • Andrew learns the secrets behind strong family food businesses around the world.

  • Andrew travels south to Oaxaca, Mexico for tastes and traditions thousands of generations old. From winged ants and grilled intestines to grasshoppers and dried beef hearts,.

  • Andrew samples some of the best Philly has to offer - from cheese-steak and shad cake to turkey neck and pig liver.

  • Andrew samples artisan cheese, cave mushrooms, and ham in Paris.

  • Old-fashioned food in Croatia. Including: roasted dormice, giant offal kebabs, baked rooster and grilled frog.

  • A Sunday meal in Guatemala includes fresh testicle ceviche and possum, an ancient tradition.

Most Popular Bizarre Foods Episodes

  • Season 16 Episode 3 Street Foods Asia 5/10/2016
  • Season 15 Episode 2 Guatemala 9/28/2015
  • Season 3 Episode 14 Japan 12/09/2008

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Bizarre Foods Video Clips & Extras

Bizarre Foods: Andrew Zimmern joins the breaking of the Ramadan fast Clip (02:47) Bizarre Foods: Stomping of the Eels in Amsterdam Clip (03:06) Bizarre Foods: Andrew Zimmern Makes Oaxacan String Cheese in Mexico Clip (02:47) Bizarre Foods: Andrew Zimmern Visits Federal Donuts Clip (01:17) Bizarre Foods: Andrew Zimmern Learns the Art of Aging Artisanal French Cheese Clip (02:21) Bizarre Foods: Scuba Diving for Fresh Seafood in Croatia Clip (02:01) A Day With Andrew Zimmern Clip (04:08) Host's Hometown: Andrew Zimmern's Minneapolis Tips Clip (02:44)