Winner
Bizarre Foods America – Travel Channel

It’s gross. It’s disturbing. Parts of it will make you want to vomit. And that’s what we call entertainment, at least when Andrew Zimmern’s the one leading us through this trip to culinary bizarreness. For U.S. audiences, there was always some comfort in knowing the food couldn’t ever get that weird here in meat-and-potatoes America. Too bad Zimmern torpedoed that notion in Season 2 when he traveled the U.S. and found enough weirdness to rival anything across the globe. But while the strange eats always keep things interesting, it’s the skillful storytelling and appreciation of unique people, cultures and dishes that truly makes this
entertaining series worth watching.

Honorable Mentions

Cake Boss – TLC – Buddy Valastro and his crew of merry pastry artists are never boring. They may squabble over everything, but
in the end it’s all about family.

Chuck’s Eat the Street / Chuck Hughes – Cooking Channel – For most of us, eating at restaurants on famous city streets would be a vacation. For Chuck Hughes, it’s a job. And he does it well.

Dead Meat – Sportsman Channel –
Pulled armadillo sliders, perhaps? How about stir-fried python. Yeah. You get the idea. This show isn’t for the unadventurous. Sign us up.

Man Fire Food – Cooking Channel – Roger Mooking isn’t a pyromaniac (as far as we know), but he sure loves to seek out flames
when they’re wrapping themselves around something edible.

Roadtrip with G. Garvin – Cooking Channel – G. Garvin knows Southern-inspired cuisine. And he knows where to find it. And we know how to follow him there. Roadtrip!

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