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.
Andrew learns that some of the best foods in Los Angeles are hiding in neighborhoods where outsiders rarely go! From pig head tamales in Watts to steamed chicken embryo in Long Beach, Andrew tastes it all.
Andrew gets a taste of Hawaii's other side by sampling raw fish salad with eyeballs in Waimanalo, a drink made from the juice of a rotting noni fruit in Miloli'i and deep-fried pork intestine in Honolulu's Chinatown. There are all kinds of unexpected Hawaiian food traditions for Andrew to enjoy.
Forget about the East and West Coasts; visit the Third Coast with Andrew and explore the unsung Gulf Shore by hunting wild hogs and bow-fishing stingrays. Andrew samples swamp fare like pan-fried duck testicles, gizzard gumbo and a river rat stew.
With a menu that includes a Tibetan soup with yak, a Pakistani dish with goat offal and a chicken blood pancake, Andrew finds that a trip to Queens, NY, is just as good as a trip around the globe!
There's more to Birmingham, AL, than barbecue and bread pudding. Here, Andrew discovers surprising Southern fare like bullfrog hearts with pea shoots and Greek grits that will make you slap your mama.
Andrew visits Rhode Island, where local eats are a blend of old traditions and high-tech creations. From the beloved quahog to monkfish liver mousse, the food in this tiny state is packed with flavor.
Andrew finds the pioneer spirit still going strong in Louisville, KY, when he tastes its unique foods, like barbequed sheep meat, pork brain sandwiches and burgoo, a hunter's stew made with squirrel.
A blend of diverse ethnic backgrounds and can-do spirit, Crucian culture has a flavor all its own, and Andrew gets a taste of all this tropical paradise has to offer, from bullfoot soup to conch roti.
Andrew wants you to meet him in St. Louis, as the song goes, and get a taste of this river city’s diverse neighborhoods, serving up iconic barbecue and rarer fare like pig snouts and paddlefish roe.
Global culture and Texas tradition create bold flavors in Houston, where Andrew eats steer head at a tailgate party, duck organs in dirty rice from a "blast and cast" and goat in the Gandhi District.