The continuation of "Bizarre Foods'' finds Andrew Zimmern keeping his passport at home, as the chef and writer embarks on a culinary exploration of the great U, S of A. From traditional foods passed down through generations to modern eats whose roots are purely American, the United States is home to a smorgasbord of bizarre foods and equally extraordinary stories associated with them. So who best to taste and tell than Andrew, the man who lives by the motto "If it looks good, eat it''? The cultural cuisine master has done plenty of that throughout the history of "Bizarre Foods,'' with the "America'' incarnation including a celebration of the series' 100th episode.
Extreme eats in Las Vegas, including $750 cupcakes and a $5000 hamburger, are spotlighted in the Season 2 premiere. Also: a look at how a Bellagio buffet feeds 4000 people a day.
The host visits San Diego. He forages for food along the shore, attends a traditional Aztec barbecue and feeds sea lions at the San Diego Zoo. Featured eats include swordfish bone marrow; camel milk; and mashed lamb brains.
Andrew gets a taste of Miami's multicultural cuisine, from roasted pig brains to wreckfish cheeks.
The host visits New Mexico, where he hunts buffalo on horseback and roasts prairie dogs with members of a Pueblo tribe. Featured eats include sliced buffalo heart; menudo; blood pudding; and fried pig skin.
In Los Angeles, Andrew Zimmern plans a menu inspired by his world travels. He then shops for and prepares the meal, which includes pig-face bacon and sea-urchin aspic, and serves it to hungry diners at a pop-up restaurant.
There's a rich mix of tradition and innovation in Austin! From roasted pigeons (with the heads still on!) to grits mixed with duck innards, plus scrambled pig brains and bloody marys made with real pig blood, Andrew explores the foods that "Keep Austin Weird."
Take a road trip down the Blues Trail, and stop along the way to take in the music and the food that make up the unique flavor of the Mississippi Delta, from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS. Andrew samples Southern standbys and riffs on old favorites, like "redneck ramen" made with noodles and pigs ears.