The Travel Channel host gets bizarre in NYC.
A lot of people don’t really like Andrew Zimmern for some reason. I’m not really sure why. Yeah, he’s a bit corny at times, but that’s his schtick — a nerdy Jewish foody. It works for him in my opinion.
Love him or hate him, he has a lot more personality and is much more likable than most of his Food Network counterparts. I’m looking at you, Bobby Flay.
I used to watch that channel all the time, but in the last 8 years or so everything on there has gone so terribly downhill. Well, basically everything with the exception of Alton Brown and Good Eats.
Being that this is for Vice, Zimmern is allowed to let his non-existent hair down and show us a bit more of himself — unfiltered by network TV censors.
He reminisces about his childhood, talks about the quality of weed in the 70’s, and of course, eats some bizarre shit. Although, when you think about it, “bizarre” becomes a relative term in regards to food.
From the Vice YouTube channel:
You might know Andrew Zimmern from his Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods in which he wolfs down unsightly things halfway across the world. Maybe you’ve wondered what he eats when he’s out with friends in New York. For this episode of Munchies, Andrew chose to start at Osteria Morini, where the most bizarre food on the table was an amazing rib-eye carpaccio that had been aged for 120 days. Then they headed to Marc Forgione for one of the more interesting meals we’ve ever seen. We ended up at the kitchen of Barbuto, where Zimmern made Chinese chicken drumsticks for the legendary chef Jonathan Waxman. Enjoy.