Andrew Zimmern Only Wishes He Could be Anthony Bourdain
With one season now under its belt, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel has earned our title of being the most culturally insensitive show on TV. We caught a repeat episode on Sunday night when the Emmys got boring and realized that the show’s host is the type of traveler that helps other countries put “ugly” in front of “American.”
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, Zimmern travels to “exotic” locations (Taiwan, the Philippines, the American South) and tries the funkiest, bizarrest foods the region has to offer. (Think ones that are on the opposite end of the spectrum from the Big Mac.)
Here’s how the Bizarre Foods' website described an episode on Taiwan:
Andrew is off to the tropical island of Taiwan--a culture that loves to eat flavorful food that stinks! Join Andrew as he tries to find the source of these smells trying native dishes like thousand year old eggs, fermented meat and rooster's testicles.
Gee, how do you say “condescending” in Asian?