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Anyone see the new Zimmern episode on Montreal?

porker Jul 13, 2011 07:34 AM

I thought it was entertaining, although the kitchen bitch seemed over her head. On the basis of the episode alone, I know I'd want to visit Montreal.
Did I imagine it, or did Zimmern call Montreal the "regional capitol of Quebec?"

  1. kpzoo Jul 14, 2011 08:01 AM

    The "top 5 moments" from his Montreal show can be watched here:

    http://www.travelchannel.com/Video/to...

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      Haggisboy Jul 14, 2011 07:14 PM

      If you can watch Divx or Xvid avi's, go to The Pirate Bay and do a video search for Bizarre Foods. It's season 6, episode 22. Watched it last night. Terrific.

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        kpaxonite Jul 14, 2011 07:19 PM

        I posted a link immediately above this post with about 50 links to various sites....( in response to BLM)

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      BLM Jul 13, 2011 10:29 AM

      So the episode has aired in the States already?

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        kpaxonite Jul 13, 2011 10:33 AM

        http://www.watchseries-online.com/201...

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          BLM Jul 13, 2011 10:46 AM

          Thanks.

      2. Sloth Jul 13, 2011 08:21 AM

        I chose to watch Gordon Ramsey's Vietnam adventure on BBC-America instead, but I caught some of it during commercial breaks. Not so sure I'm up for seal meat, but the maple snow-pops looked like fun. Strange part was that Ramsey was eating a lot of things that would normally be on Zimmern's show and vice-versa (I'm thinking F-Word, not Hell's Kitchen).

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          ios94 Jul 13, 2011 09:45 AM

          I take it the only people that watched it have access to the US Travel Channel? It will probably play here in a few years unfortunately.

          Here's a post from a few months ago when he was filming in town.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/770648

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            wattacetti Jul 13, 2011 09:55 AM

            You can "evaluate" episodes too if you can't wait.

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              kpzoo Jul 13, 2011 10:22 AM

              "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" is shown in Canada on the Travel & Escape Channel - same one that broadcasts No Reservations here. Bell, Videotron, and others offer it.

              http://www.travelandescape.ca/Showpag...

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                BLM Jul 13, 2011 10:30 AM

                Yeah, but they're way behind in airing the newest episodes(from I suspect).

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                  kpzoo Jul 13, 2011 10:42 AM

                  Oh, I see what you mean...

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                    ios94 Jul 13, 2011 12:07 PM

                    Correct, all they do at Travel & Escape is loop repeat episodes of No Reservations. It's been 3 years that I've been watching the same re-runs from the first couple of seasons. I believe they do the same with Bizzare Foods.

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                      BLM Jul 13, 2011 12:19 PM

                      I think the No Reservations 'Montreal' episode finally aired on Travel & Escape 2-3 years after it was shot in Montreal.

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                        nooyawka Jul 13, 2011 03:42 PM

                        You can see it on youtube.

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              wattacetti Jul 13, 2011 08:16 AM

              Yes, and yes. Looks like reservations at DNA will get harder to obtain.

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                porker Jul 13, 2011 09:59 AM

                Also wonder if theres any connection to a certain someone searching for cockscombs in MTL? - hehe.

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                  wattacetti Jul 13, 2011 10:22 AM

                  No, actually the two are unrelated. I've been waiting to make my cockscomb dish since seeing a photo of one on Ideas in Food almost 4 years ago. Waiting not for the cockscombs themselves, but to have people who would be adventurous enough to try them.

                  http://blog.ideasinfood.com/ideas_in_...

                  Still looking if you're wondering, but those chicken foot skin chicharróns are starting to look like a mighty fine plan B. I'll leave the nails on.

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                    porker Jul 13, 2011 12:14 PM

                    It might have been an old Bizarre (or maybe Bourdain in Japan?) episode where I saw someone eating chicken breast bone cartiladge yakitori style, something like this
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvo168/5...
                    have been wanting to try ever since.

                    Those cockscombs look good, better than DNA's dessert version.
                    Wonder if anyone eats turkey wattle (not the urban dictionary version)?

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                      ios94 Jul 13, 2011 12:17 PM

                      Yes, that was Bourdain in Japan.

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                        wattacetti Jul 13, 2011 12:42 PM

                        I've done the breast bone cartilage on a skewer thing; you can't have just one. DNA's cockscomb dessert is probably influenced by Chris Cosentino and his rice pudding.

                        I think that the wattle is going to be harder to find than the cockscomb.

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                          porker Jul 13, 2011 03:52 PM

                          Do you mean
                          like a potato chip - its so tasty, you can't just have one?
                          or
                          you buy a whole chicken, de-bone, remove the single breast bone gristle, skewer, start a lump-charcoal fire, grill, eat, then realize for this much work, its stupid, so you can't have just one?

                          I haven't really looked, but where would you find these pieces? Chinatown? Japanese grocery?

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                            wattacetti Jul 13, 2011 05:18 PM

                            Like a potato chip, it's tasty that you can't have just one (if you're at a place that does them well), but also in the sense that you don't want to prep the chicken yourself because it's a freaking lot of work to have just one.

                            You do need to like the texture though.

                            If you buy a case of chicken carcasses (butcher, Asian grocers), you might be able to get enough of them to have a little party and still have bones left over for stock.

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                              cherylmtl Jul 13, 2011 05:58 PM

                              Kazu sometimes has it - they run out quickly...

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                              Kazu
                              1862 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3H 1M1, CA

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                            nooyawka Jul 13, 2011 05:29 PM

                            Ever since I was a kid, I'd eat all of the cartilage off every piece chicken I encountered, and consider it a waste to leave any cartilage behind. Nowadays, I regularly eat the breast bone cartilage if I encounter it, but that picture of the cartilage done yakitori style makes it look positively appealing!

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                    ferret Jul 13, 2011 08:10 AM

                    Certainly made seal meat look like a viable option.

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                      Maximilien Jul 13, 2011 07:53 AM

                      I wish I knew what you are talking about ????

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                        SnackHappy Jul 13, 2011 08:09 AM

                        Yeah, bizarly enough, not everyone knows who Andrew Zimmern is.

                        http://blog.travelchannel.com/bizarre...

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