Andrew Zimmern is gearing up for the next season of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods.
In this exclusive clip, Zimmern visits Guatemala with his guide, celebrity chef Mirciny Moliviatis, who takes him to eat with a family who prepares roasted squirrel and opossum. It might sound odd, but Zimmern points out in the clip that small game over open flame is the way mankind used to eat. And while modern cooking over the course of centuries has resulted in a brand new world of cuisines, Zimmern says that looking backwards in time helps us preserve who we were as people before all the bells and whistles of progress.
Sharing the world’s traditions also unites us. As he told Uproxx back in July:
I don’t care if it’s a taco in Mexico City or a piece of rotted bushmeat in the Aha Hills of Botswana. The show is about the people. More importantly, it’s about increasing patience, tolerance, and understanding with people around the world. My show is about the things we have in common like food and not the things that divide us like skin color, religion, or sexuality.
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern kicks off its new season tonight on Travel Channel at 9 p.m.