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Andrew Zimmern Coming to Chicago Area

Get ready to discuss some crazy cuisine because Andrew Zimmern is heading to the Chicago area. The Bizarre Foods host will give a talk at Harper College in Palatine on April 28 at 7 p.m. and it's open to the public.

Normally Zimmern does food demos, but this group asked him to do something more straightforward, so unfortunately no freaky food is planned to emerge. However, as Zimmern said a "campus dining center offers truly bizarre food," so you never know what may show up.

Zimmern said the original idea he discussed with organizers revolved around "diversity in the realm of food." He also plans to weave in issues of sustainability that his "show presents in unique perspective and the idea that contempt prior to investigation is a dangerous place to be as a diner."

The colorful TV host who isn't afraid to eat anything will give the audience a behind-the-scenes look and somewhat of an insider's guide to Bizarre Foods as well as sneak peeks of new episodes that begin airing in May.

General admission tickets cost $15 (student's get a discount) and are currently available.