Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, will eat anything. You don't even have to dare him! Bizarre Foods allows the viewer to follow Zimmern as he travels around the world to examine the sometimes strange (to American viewers, at least) eating habits of some of the oldest food cultures in the world.
Zimmern's love for all things food (except for his two nemesis, walnuts and durian) and amazing ability to articulate the flavors he is experiencing makes for very engaging television. Who knew that beef tongue tasted like pot roast? He inspires even the most reluctant eater to think outside the box.
As bizarre as Bizarre Foods gets, Zimmern continually focuses on local sustainable foods and never neglects to mention the cultural and health impacts of the foods he samples. Not only does he inspire the cocktail party food story for the hardcore "foodies" who have followed in his footsteps. He also encourages the viewer to go out in their local community and sample something they would never even consider putting in their mouth, just to taste the local culture.
Bizarre Foods is truly a must see in order to understand the role strange delicacies have played in sustaining cultures for thousands of years. It also inspires you to take a risk. Because, as Andrew Zimmern
says, if it looks good, eat it!