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Andrew Zimmern eats up Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun

Andrew Zimmern's Baltimore adventures continued on Tuesday. Zimmern is spending three days filming material for a Baltimore episode of his popular Travel Channel show "Bizarre Foods America."

The sixth season of "Bizarre Foods America," premieres on July 9, but the Baltimore episode is part of the seventh season, which won't begin until sometime this fall.

Zimmern has been Tweeting out a steady diary of his visit to Baltimore and the Eastern Shore, and most of this Tweets have links to beautiful Instagram images. You can see his Tweets here

This openness is somewhat unusual. Typically, the subjects of a TV travelogue are kept as a secret from the media, officially anyway. But Zimmern isn't worried about giving antyhing away. The show uses only a fraction of the footage that it takes, and not every place Zimmern visits will survive the final edit.

But we do know that Zimmern's Maryland visit has included stops at the J.M. Clayton Seafood Company in Cambridge, Hollins Market, Chap's Pit Beef, the Arabbers' Carlton Street Stables, and both Hollins Market and Lexinton Market, where Zimmern says he discombobulated Faidley's owner Nancy Devine when he showed more interest in the seafood stall's lake trout than its crab cake.

Zimmern also spent a long afternoon with the crew at Woodberry Kitchen and came away persuaded that Spike Gjerde's restaurant was one of the top few farm-to-table restaurants in the country. For a good part of Tuesday, Zimmern put himself in the capable hands of City Paper and WYPR contributor Henry Hong, who introduced him to the area's Korean cuisine. They began their tour at Nam Kang in Charles North and made their way later to Lotte Market and Shin Chon in Ellicott City.

"Shin Chon in Ellicott City ... is one of top ten Korean BBQ experiences in America. A must for anyone who loves food. Major discovery," Zimmern Tweeted.



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