From Chicago's Italian Beef to Paris's Croque Monsieur to Miami's Cuban, Andrew takes us on a world tour by sandwich. Fresh breads, moist meats and secret sauces prove a winning combination for people all over the globe.
Andrew showcases some of the world's most iconic desserts. These sweet temptations include Boston Cream Pie, Germany's Black Forest Cake and Montreal's maple syrup-laden Pouding Chomeur.
Albuquerque is a delicious desert hotspot that's rich in Native American and Spanish traditions and the local cuisine reflects a unique mash-up of cultures. From stacked enchiladas loaded with green chile and a fried egg to spicy Tewa tacos on Indian fry bread, locals in this state say, if there's no chile in the house, there's no food!
Andrew unveils the must-have bites of Ho Chi Minh City, the economic and cultural center of Vietnam. After a thousand years of Chinese occupation and a century of French colonialism, the city has a rich history and the food lives up to its legacy. From loaded sandwiches to savory soups, this youthful city has something for everyone.
Andrew Zimmern reveals the most iconic foods of Chiang Mai, Thailand. From coconut curry soup to a signature sausage with pork and chile paste, fish roasted in banana leaves to minced pork salad, the northern city has a regional cuisine unlike any other, boasting salty and bitter flavors, fresh vegetables and thriving rice crops.
From sweet and salty Cuban sandwiches and zesty whole hog barbecue to mild kielbasa and melt-in-your-mouth cured ham, Andrew Zimmern explores all the best ways we pig out on the world's most popular meat -- pork.
Andrew Zimmern explores the primordial tradition of cooking meat over an open flame. From zesty barbecued brisket and Alabama white sauce to Hidalgo-style barbacoa and slow-roasted Jamaican jerk chicken, cooking with fire brings everyone together.
Andrew Zimmern checks out the vibrant and flavorful fusions of Antigua Guatemala, home to sacred food traditions and cultural mashups of Mayan and Spanish heritage. His culinary adventure includes colorful enchiladas that face the sky, tiny tamales, traditional handmade confections and sweet and savory pockets of beans and plantains.
From crispy-fried pork schnitzel and the spiciest chicken on the planet to crunchy pork cracklings and Roman artichokes, Andrew Zimmern travels the globe to find the most guilty deep-fried pleasures.
Andrew Zimmern samples the island flavors and culinary mashups of Trinidad and Tobago. These twin islands have a singular passion for food and life, featuring dishes like curried crab with dumplings, crispy fried shark sandwiches, and soft and silky flatbreads perfect for scooping veggies and curries.
Andrew Zimmern introduces the rich and welcoming dishes of Amman, Jordan. The city's multicultural influences have created a culinary scene steeped in hospitality. Andrew samples some of the more well-known dishes such as multi-tiered towers of goat and veggies, sumac-coated chicken with onions, lamb cooked in creamy yogurt sauce and fava bean spreads perfect for sharing.
Andrew explores ancient and contemporary stuffed foods from around the word, including gigantic burritos, bite-sized soup dumplings, savory empanadas, and aromatic dolmades.
Andrew Zimmern unveils Mumbai's multicultural flavors and addictive ingredients. A city built on chaos, hard work and multicultural melding, Mumbai showcases its history through its delicious eateries. The city's edible icons include deep-fried fish and prawns, saucy goat over rice and vegetarian dishes from puffed rice salad to spicy potato mashups.
Andrew Zimmern explores the bountiful larder and proud history that provides chefs in the Scottish Highlands with the building blocks for uniquely Highland dishes. From lean, flavorful Highland beef and sweet, buttery shellfish to handheld meat pies and smoked salmon, these hearty meals are shaped by seasonal ingredients and bountiful natural resources.
Andrew digs into the culinary treasures of Uruguay's capital city, Montevideo. He explores this meaty mecca by highlighting their slow-cooked Asado meats, a thin-sliced steak sandwich called chivito, and breaded and fried beef. Ranked the most livable city in the world, Montevideo is known for easygoing people sipping on their national drink -- yerba mate tea.
Andrew Zimmern heads to Mexico's Pacific coast and the resort town of Puerto Vallarta to explore the local cuisine. He finds local favorites reimagined to the delight of visitors, like grilled flour tortillas topped with marinated pork roast. He also gets a taste of timeless classics such as pozole made with local shrimp and skewered fish doused in mojo and roasted over an open fire.
Andrew Zimmern ventures to Merida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan, to explore the Mayan- and Spanish-influenced culture and cuisine. From a traditional slow-roasted pork dish with a striking orange color to a pork-stuffed cheese ball with traditional Yucatan sauces, Andrew finds the local chefs and restaurants are putting a new spin on classic dishes to keep the traditional flavors of the Yucatan alive.
Andrew Zimmern is in El Paso, where Texas meets Mexico on the border as well as in the kitchen. The city is filled to the brim of its 10-gallon hat with Tex-Mex cuisine as well as Mexican classics. From traditional fajitas and menudo to rolled tacos and entomatadas, El Paso's take on the enchilada, Andrew explores the restaurants and dishes that the locals love.
Andrew Zimmern explores Harlem, a vibrant New York City neighborhood with a diverse cross-section of cultures. He highlights its colorful restaurants offering soul food, Caribbean classics like pastelone and even the national dish of Senegal, ceebu jen. And no trip to New York is complete without a stop for a standout slice of pizza.
Andrew Zimmern highlights the local favorite foods in central New York, a 2,500-square-mile area that offers everything from barbecue to buttercream. He finds beef and veal sausages at one of America's oldest hot dog stands, tomato pie from a passed-down Italian family recipe and half-moon cookies that predate New York City's iconic black and white cookie.
Andrew Zimmern explores beautiful Martha's Vineyard, the island community located off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, that is renowned for its laid-back vibe, beautiful beaches and fresh seafood. He celebrates some of the best restaurants and dishes featuring the fresh, local catch brought in daily. On the menu are lobster rolls, a clam bake, swordfish steaks, fired clams and stuffed quahogs. And for dessert, there's an irresistible tart made from local fresh cranberries.
Andrew Zimmern celebrates Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where farm-to-table dining isn't a trend -- it's tradition! He highlights iconic Pennsylvania Dutch dishes like chicken pot pie and pork and sauerkraut, soft pretzels and scrapple made with generations-old family recipes and sweet treats like sticky buns and shoofly pie.
Andrew Zimmern explores New Hampshire's seacoast, which is a 13-mile stretch packed with geographic and culinary diversity. He finds that the bounty of the local waters is well represented in the local cuisine, with dishes like shrimp, scallops and haddock stuffed in a baked lobster and loaded into a hearty chowder. Fat, briny Great Bay oysters served both raw and fried are another local favorite, and farther inland, poutine is a favorite bar snack at local eateries and regional apple cider gets added to doughnuts for a unique taste of New Hampshire's number one crop.
Andrew Zimmern explores the cuisine of Sitka, Alaska, where the preparation of iconic Alaskan staples like king salmon, venison and rockfish has evolved with finesse. Only reachable by boat or plane, this town of 9,000 residents is a destination for the freshest dishes, from halibut and chips to Dungeness crab and everything in between.
Andrew Zimmern shares the best of weird, wild and whimsical Portland, Oregon, a city whose personality is apparent in its food culture. Arrested adolescence is personified in boozy doughnuts and handcrafted ice cream flavors for the adult palate, like marionberry-habanero-goat cheese. The city's cultural diversity is exemplified in its celebration of Thai foods like khao man gai and fish sauce chicken wings, and the coastal waters of the Pacific show up in seared albacore tuna and crawfish boils.
Andrew Zimmern shares the best of Oklahoma City and the stick-to-your-ribs fare that locals have been enjoying for generations. OKC's cattle-ranching roots run deep, and locals love their beef. There's prime T-bone steaks, chicken fried steaks and burger patties mashed with a heaping helping of onions, and even the local chili is loaded with beef and there are no beans allowed. Local Vietnamese restaurants get in on the action with a beef bone-infused broth used to make pho. Meaty meals of this magnitude call for a hearty dessert, and fried fruit pies are just the thing.
Andrew Zimmern explores the neighborhoods that make Chicago a culinary treasure trove. From handcrafted burgers in the West Loop to street-style tacos in Wicker Park and barbecue chicken served up in Bronzeville, Chicago restaurants are raising the bar with an endless number of delicious destinations.
Andrew Zimmern shares a tour of the Iowa State Fair, one of the largest and best known state fairs in the U.S. A gastronomic trip through the 445-acre fairgrounds reveals fresh, locally grown sweet corn, baked sausage cavatelli and Dutch letter pastries. Vendors also serve up a dizzying array of sandwiches, like fried pork tenderloin, loose ground beef and the iconic Italian Gizmo.
Andrew showcases Calabria, a rugged region in the toe of Italy's boot and a relatively unknown side of the country that outsiders rarely see. Due to the area's fertile soil, seaside location and mountainous interior, Calabria's diverse ingredients shine in signature dishes like fileja noodles with goat, parmigiana di melanzane and anchovy stroncatura.
Andrew digs in to Puglia, a coastal region in the heel of Italy's boot known for its whitewashed hill towns and centuries-old farmlands. Known as "The Garden of Italy" for its prolific wheat fields, vineyards and olive groves, the area's simple but stunning dishes include orecchiette pasta, grilled octopus and stuffed pasticiotti pastries.
Andrew dives in to the fairytale-like city of Zagreb, Croatia, a booming capital with a reverence for grandmother food. The city's cuisine has a meat-centric menu and celebrates iconic dishes like porky kotlovina, tender veal cheeks and savory stuffed peppers.
From peasant food to royal snacks, Andrew reveals what makes the food scene in Krakow, Poland, so delicious. The city's edible symbols take the form of pierogis, hearty stuffed cabbage rolls and whole-roasted pork knuckle.
Andrew spotlights the glamorous desert oasis of Palm Springs, CA. The sunny resort city features new and iconic eateries serving up dishes like grilled rib eye and composed bone marrow butter, the popular reuben stacker and the classic date milkshake.
Andrew explores Santa Fe, NM, a town intent on preserving its storied culture. Native American, Spanish and Mexican traditions converge to form mouthwatering dishes like slow-roasted carne adovada, chile rellenos and light-as-air sopapillas.
Andrew Zimmern explores the street food being fried, skewered or sandwiched around the world, from smoked sausages in Chicago and fish tacos in Baja, Mexico, to pani-puri in India and chimney cakes in Budapest.
Andrew Zimmern travels the globe in search of the best beef dishes. He devours mind-blowing barbecue in Austin, TX, and a massive porterhouse steak in Brooklyn, NY. Then he savors Tex-Mex fajitas in Houston, TX, heads to Argentina for asado and is off to Asia for short ribs in Seoul and wagyu grill in Japan. Finally, Andrew enjoys some of the finest beef in Europe, which comes from Scottish Highland cattle.
Andrew Zimmern explores the comfort food of the South. He visits a historic cafe in Atlanta for fried chicken, a Memphis joint for ribs and a Jackson, MS, institution for authentic soul food. Then he checks out biscuits in Nashville, oysters and frogmore stew near Charleston, SC, and finally shrimp and grits in Savannah.
Andrew Zimmern reminisces about the amazing noodle dishes he has devoured on Delicious Destinations, from Beijing's zha jiang mian to Italy's trofie al pesto and many more in between.
Andrew Zimmern looks back on favorite dishes that are also original inventions. Whether they were created out of necessity, the result of a happy accident or icons dreamed up for royalty, the origins of these edible icons are one-of-a-kind.
Andrew Zimmern divulges some of the steaming hot comfort foods created by cold weather conditions around the world. From gooey cheese fondue in Zurich to hearty Colombian soup to cold water crustaceans, frigid temps call for some seriously belly-warming dishes.