Andrew Zimmern makes a trip to the Big Easy, where the food and the culture are a mix of Southern tradition and modern influence. From Cajun critters, like crawfish and frog, to smoked raccoon served with a side of live jazz, Andrew gets a taste of the blend that makes New Orleans so unique.
It's Midwestern comfort food with a twist when Andrew Zimmern makes the rounds to some of his favorite food spots in the Twin Cities, his adopted hometown. From a food competition featuring the quintessential Minnesota hot dish to restaurants run by creative chefs reinventing classic foods, Andrew explores the blend of old and new that gives the Twin Cities a flavor all its own.
Andrew Zimmern visits Seattle, where the food scene is a contrast of high-tech sophistication and rugged simplicity, like complicated gadgets that give classic foods like coffee an all-new taste. Andrew is even introduced to some foods and flavors that he's never experienced before!
In Boston, Andrew Zimmern sets out to prove that a city steeped in American history can also be a breeding ground for new, exciting food trends. From a group of scientists at Harvard dedicated to figuring out why things cook to a Cambodian family injecting new food traditions into a sleepy Boston suburb, Andrew finds that American ingenuity and independence are front-row center in this New England city.
Detroit may be known for its auto industry and music scene, but Andrew Zimmern finds out that it may just be the food that keeps the city's motor running. With menus that include everything from a soul food take on Peking duck to an Arab-American dessert delicacy, Andrew finds that eating in Motown is worth getting revved up about.
Andrew Zimmern visits West Virginia, where people still live off the land and use methods both old and new to prepare the wildlife that flourishes in the mountains and rivers. From tasting groundhog burgoo to judging a so-called roadkill cook-off, Andrew finds some of the best foods that nature has to offer!
Andrew Zimmern steps beyond the carriage rides and plantation tours to taste the true flavor of the Charleston, S.C., food scene. After experiencing a bumpy clam boat ride and some hard work with an ax, Andrew finds the reward of getting fresh food at the source. From wood coal barbecue in the low country to sauteed chicken feet at a family dinner, he explores the foods and cooking methods that make South Carolina cuisine so unique!
Andrew Zimmern makes a trip to the coastal crossroads of Savannah. It's a city where the food is touched by rich cultural influences that are both obvious and unexpected. From a home-cooked Gullah meal on Daufuskie Island to hunting for marsh hens on the coast, Andrew goes straight into the heart of this southern city on the sea!
The food in Austin, Texas, might be weird, but, as Andrew Zimmern finds out, the people like it that way! From Bloody Marys made with real blood to doughnuts topped with chicken, Andrew tries the funky food options that express the pioneer spirit and eclectic style that residents in this city pride themselves on.
Andrew Zimmern finds that the frontier spirit can still be found in New Mexico, and it's definitely reflected in the food.
Whether it's foraging for food along the seashore or feeding animals at the zoo, Andrew Zimmern gets a taste of the unexpected when he visits San Diego. Andrew finds that this coastal city on the Mexican border offers some hidden delights, such as swordfish bone marrow and fresh-squeezed camel milk.
Sexy beaches and a vibrant nightlife come to mind when most people think of Miami, Florida, but this coastal city is also a hot spot for food! The blend of old-world immigrants and new-wave trendsetters bring a mix of flavors to the city's multicultural cuisine. Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic treasures and hidden delights that make Miami's food scene so special.