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Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods

Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods

An Intrepid Eater's Digest

Andrew Zimmern with Molly Mogren

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Andrew Zimmern loves food. In fact, there's practically nothing he won't try--at least once. As host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America on the Travel Channel, Andrew's passion is exploring how different foods are important to different cultures.

Now, Andrew is sharing his most hilarious culinary experiences--as well as fun facts about culture, geography, art, and history, to name a few--with readers of all ages. Don't like broccoli? Well, what if you were served up a plate of brains, instead? From alligator meat to wildebeest, this digest of Andrew's most memorable weird, wild, and wonderful foods will fascinate and delight eaters of all ages, intrepid and...not so much.

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Alligator Meat


Though we often consider American alligators menacing and fierce, they're truly a creature of wonder. One look at this giant, lizard-like animal conjures an image of something you've only seen in books (or maybe Jurassic...

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Praise for Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods

“...informative and surprising...this unflinching survey of global eating habits urges [readers] to challenge their cultural assumptions and palates.” —Publishers Weekly

“Only someone as smart, fun and adventurous as Andrew Zimmern could have dreamed up and researched such an entertaining, engaging book that covers everything edible from the simply distasteful to the outrageously creepy. It's got an eeeeeew factor that will keep kids entertained, and a wealth of facts that will keep them informed.” —Dana Cowin, Editor In Chief of Food & Wine

“Along with the enlightenment that comes with realizing not everyone eats like us, adults will be alternately fascinated and horrified by his latest. But children will be mesmerized--and I'm quite sure-- intrigued. This will be Andrew's lasting legacy, planting the notion in minds young and old that ‘that might not be too bad. I think I'll try that!’” —Anthony Bourdain

“If this book had a mantra, it would be "Try it; you might like it," which is an apropos message for readers young and old.” —Booklist

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About the author

Andrew Zimmern with Molly Mogren

ANDREW ZIMMERN is a chef, food writer, and teacher, as well as the host of the Travel Channel's hit show, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Bizarre Foods America. Andrew has been a featured guest on various popular national television shows such as NBC's Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Access Hollywood, Nightline, and E!'s The Soup. Born and raised in New York City, Andrew currently resides in Minnesota with his wife and son.

MOLLY MOGREN has worked with Andrew Zimmern since 2007, and while her favorite bizarre food is smelt fries (that's deep fried, whole fish), she's typically craving a regular ol' slice of pizza or spicy Thai food. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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