Brains, Balls and Blood

Bizarre Foods taps hot Austin chef for a Texas-centric episode

Bizarre Foods taps hot Austin chef for a Texas-centric episode

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Jesse Griffiths meets up with celebrity foodie Andrew Zimmern on the latest episode of Bizarre Foods. Photo by Jody Horton
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Zimmern and Griffiths went quail hunting on a Texas Ranch. Andrew Zimmern/Facebook
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In Monday night's episode of Bizarre Foods, host Andrew Zimmern goes on a gastro-tour of San Antonio and stops at a Hill Country ranch to visit with one of Austin's hottest chefs.

Jesse Griffiths, sustainable food advocate, butcher extraordinaire and mastermind behind Dai Due, joins Zimmern at Broken Arrow Ranch in Ingram, Texas for the show. According to Zimmern's Facebook, the duo takes part in quail hunting and open-fire cooking.

"Shot quail. Plucked quail. And [Griffiths] cooked them perfectly," writes Zimmern. The perfect execution should be no surprise to fans of Griffith's cuisine at Dai Due.

In addition to time on a Texas ranch, the Bizarre Foods crew filmed at various San Antonio favorites, including El Machito, Mixtli, Restaurant Gwendolyn and Casa Hernan. "What we're trying to document is how people eat in San Antonio," Zimmern told San Antonio Express-News in March. "The food isn't bizarre to the people in whose community we're dining."

Tune in to the Travel Channel on June 15 at 8 pm to see the full episode, intriguingly titled, "Brains, Balls and Blood."