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Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Ohio Ag Facts, The Dirt | 0 comments

Cleveland Area Featured on Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods America

Cleveland Area Featured on Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods America

Ohio is certainly known for all the different kinds of food it produces, even those foods that some might classify as “bizarre”. That’s exactly what host Andrew Zimmern set out to find in the Cleveland area on a recent episode of his “Bizarre Foods America” program on the Travel Channel.

Zimmern’s trip to Ohio included a diverse sample of “bizarre” food choices that nicely represents the diversity of food choices in Ohio as a whole. Some of Zimmern’s stops included Ray’s Sausage, a Cleveland institution that has been providing Ohioans a wide variety of beef and pork products for over 60 years.

Ray's Sausage

 

There was also a visit to the Cleveland West Side Market, a city landmark known for its eclectic tastes and smells.

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Zimmern even made a trip down to Wooster to visit the Certified Angus Beef brand’s Education and Culinary Center to learn about the intricacies of meat science.

Zimmern’s last stop was out to Huron to visit The Chef’s Garden, which supplies chefs around the world with a wide variety of culinary ingredients and develops innovative ways to grow those ingredients. ODA Director Daniels was fortunate enough to visit The Chef’s Garden and their Culinary Vegetable Institute this past March as part of Ohio Agriculture Week.

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Make sure to check out the Bizarre Foods America website for clips of their trip to Ohio and information about future airings of the program.

 

Photos courtesy of bittermellonNewsHour and Ray’s Sausage

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