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4 Of the Weirdest Foods Andrew Zimmern Has Eaten

If you’re more of a macaroni and cheese and chicken nuggets type eater, you probably look at Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern with shocked fascination.

The TV personality devours out-of-this-world cuisine without a second thought. In honor of his upcoming birthday, let’s take a look at the few of his most cringe-worthy menu items:


Tarantulas

For many people, even seeing a picture of these massive spiders is enough to send shivers down our spine. For Zimmern, they’re a tasty dinner option. In fact, he noted that they “remind me of sweet and delicate crabs when they’re fresh.”  Hard pass on that one.

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Coconut tree grubs

These roly polys look like something that Timon and Pumba would eat on The Lion King. Zimmern ate them charred on skewers like it was nothing.

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Bamboo rat

Arguably one of the more disgusting food items Zimmern has consumed, he covered the rodent in salt, grilled it whole, and scarfed it.

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Animal penises

Throughout the show, he’s eaten more than 50 different types of animal penises and counting.

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Happy birthday to the man with the iron stomach. We truly don’t know how you do it, but we enjoy watching it!

 

Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.