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Old 03-18-2007, 11:39 AM   #1
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Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.....

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: World Travel & Food: Travel Channel

Anyone here watch this show.....

I saw the Morocco episode and he tasted like every piece of organ available.

Brains, Heart, and pancreas. Ate Lamb Eyeballs. Showed off a male goat for sale with the testicles still on it.

Had some dried mystery meat product preserved in fat.

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Old 03-18-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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I love the show- but not him as a host. His personality conjures up some not nice feelings out of me. He seems unappreciative, and brash towards the people at times, almost arrogant, offensive, and rude. His table manners also reflect negatively on the show, gluttonous, lip-smacking, talking with his mouth open. There was one episode where a native called him out on his behavior. I enjoyed the putting-in-place-moment thoroughly. His conduct makes me very uncomfortable. I try to enjoy the show, but get really irritated and sidetracked, almost feeling sorry for the people he interacts with. Just doesn't seem grateful for this amazing opportunity before him... There have been afew times I was satisfied with his attittude, but he does annoy me. Otherwise, I don't miss an episode.
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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I enjoy the show, but not the host as well Shannon. He really rubs me the wrong way.
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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I have avoided the show. I'm a pretty adventurous eater, but I can't handle watching someone eat bugs and worms.
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I enjoy the show, but not the host as well Shannon. He really rubs me the wrong way.
I was falling off my chair laughing last Monday's episode in Ecuador when he was at the healer, and he was flamed, rubbed all over with a guinea pig, then beat with a weed that caused hives similar to a stinging nettle.... there were a few other things during the cleansing that I don't remember, but I was rolling! Priceless!
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Never caught the show. Now I'm not planning on it. I have a thing with rude arrogant people. I don't like them.
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I don't want to be the spoiler! Give it a watch- it really is a cool show! I about have my daughter convinced to eat a grub! hahaha! but I am sure I will be yelling, "no, no, dirty, we don't eat bugs!!!"
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I really enjoy the show, but and "iffy" about the host.
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I don't like him or his show. He's coarse & isn't media-friendly at all - & I don't mean that because of his appearance. It's his attitude. And frankly, I find the foods disgusting. While I'm more than interested in different cultures & cuisines, this show just seems to focus on whatever they feel the general populace might find "gross". Nothing else. Not worth my time.

Anthony Bourdain is more my style. Yes, he samples some things that most of us would rather bury - lol - but he does it with class.
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so last night's episode in Spain was not as painful, and he seemed a lot more gratuitous than I have previously seen him. Still the bad table manners, but when the camera is up close and in his face, of course you are going to hear some lip-smacking- , which is a HUGE peeve of mine. But overall, his sincerity and thankfullness was very genuine. Or maybe he is just growin' on me!
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