Hit show 'Bizarre Foods' tapes in Charleston with host Andrew Zimmern

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston is nationally praised for delicious food and elegant dining options, but this week the Holy City is being showcased for its bizarre foods.

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Andrew Zimmern, host of "Bizarre Foods America" on The Travel channel, visited Charleston this week to tape an episode for the upcoming fifth season of the TV show, which premieres in January.

Zimmern spent time in the kitchen Wednesday at McCrady's, located at 2 Unity Alley, taping a segment for his show.

Details of the episode have been limited, but Zimmern said he visited three Charleston restaurants including McCrady's and Husk. The episode will air in March.

Zimmern tasted pig snout at McCrady's on Wednesday during his first ever trip to Charleston.

"I think Charleston is one of the most exciting food cities in the world. I think what's going on here is extremely unique," Zimmern said.

In each episode of "Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern," Zimmern embarks on a journey to find the surprising locations, the interesting people and the fascinating stories that make bizarre and unique foods so appealing. He said he got his taste for bizarre foods as a kid during trips to Europe.  The show is watched in over 70 countries.

Zimmern is a chef, food writer, teacher, and is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world.

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