"Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern Returns for a New Season of Food Exploration

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Bizarre Foods

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"Bizarre Foods"
Season Premiere Tuesday, July 3 at 
9 PM ET/PT on Travel Channel


          Andrew Zimmern continues his epicurean exploration of the food that celebrates cultures and connects communities around the world in the new season of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods” with Andrew Zimmern. The seven-episode season brings bold new adventures in Zimmern’s global culinary quest along some of history’s most iconic routes, revealing the food and cultural impact on each region. 


         On this leg, he samples deer haggis while traveling in the footsteps of William Wallace in Scotland, chows down on squirrel and pond frogs along the escape route of the Underground Railroad in northern Kentucky and dines on authentic World War II rations on the Battle of the Bulge site in Belgium.


        “This season offers up some of the best story telling I can remember, with amazing characters who honor their local food customs in unique and delicious ways,” said Zimmern. “Being able to take viewers inside these worlds is what makes this collection of episodes so exciting for me.”


Bizarre Foods

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        In the season premiere, Zimmern rides the last 200 miles of the Pony Express Trail to its terminus in Sacramento, California, exploring the thrilling mail delivery service that had a short (just 18 months) but profound impact on America. He rides the very same path and enjoys foods that the young riders would have eaten, like son-of-a-gun-stew, fire-roasted duck hearts, boiled elk tongue and pine nut soup. 

 

         He also discovers fresh foods created by this land’s new generation, including sturgeon skin chicharron and cowboy sushi (wagyu beef filet over vinegar-seasoned rice). 
 

          A four-times James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world.