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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
17 Seasons, 208 Episodes - Currently Airing
February 26, 2007
Food, Travel
8.0/10
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Bizarre Foods Full Episode Guide

  • Andrew Zimmern celebrates the world's greatest edible animal by digging into every part. From year-old cured ham to deep-fried testicles to melts-in-your-mouth snout sandwiches, the hog provides unmatched versatility.

  • Andrew Zimmern travels to some of the coldest places on Earth to see how people survive and eat. He seeks out delicacies like muffler meat and hand-pried sea cucumber - an array of deliciousness that's sure to beat the chill.

  • 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.

Most Popular Bizarre Foods Episodes

  • Season 16 Episode 15 Cyprus 8/09/2016
  • Season 13 Episode 13 Eyeballs and Abalone 1/19/2015
  • Season 1 Episode 1 Asia 11/01/2006
  • Season 16 Episode 12 Okinawa 7/19/2016
  • Season 15 Episode 2 Guatemala 9/28/2015

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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)