Andrew Zimmern is back with a fourth season of Bizarre Food America and one of his first stops on the road is Los Angeles. While of course Zimmern finds some off-the-beaten-path delicacies, such as pig head tamales at a food truck in Watts and steamed chicken embryo in Long Beach, he also discovers some foods that might be a bit more palatable to the average eater. Zimmern heads to Red Medicine (in the news fairly recently thanks to the Twitter-shaming of no-shows) for a taste of L.A.'s fine dining options.
Chef Jordan Kahn develops menus based on his foraging finds. Zimmern samples a stunning plate with snap peas, tofu custard and a coconut water mint vinaigrette.
"Trying to create food this clean is a challenge of challenges," says Zimmern.
Then, he moves on to a dessert with sorrel curd, fennel fronds and roasted pear skin bark.
"If I didn't have two restaurants of my own, I'd come work here," says chef Vinny Dotolo, who joined Zimmern for the meal.
Season 4 of Bizarre Foods America premieres July 1 on the Travel Channel at 9 p.m. EST/PST.
Take a look at the clip above.