Snapshot: Bizarre Foods Hungary
Tuesday evening we air our Hungary episode, a show that features one of my favorite scenes in Bizarre Foods history. The family of Roma, a Gyspy clan, hosted us for a day in the hillside village they call home when not touring the continent playing psycho-billy gypsy music. Just listen to the insanity (and remember that all clichés aside, and admitting freely that I am devoted to global understanding). At one point, I found myself alone with our van driver trying to prevent five of the little kids from boarding our bus and making off with all our personal goodies. Now I have to say right off the bat here that these kids were not hellbent on stealing. It’s just that some Roma are culturally attuned to hustling and grifting. I was howling with laughter at one point simply because the clichés of life sometimes rarely seen, and yet here I was trying to protect our knapsacks. In the end, I traded a case of soda, a box of candy bars and five bags of chips for peace of mind and an assurance from the oldest kid that they would treat our van like a no-fly zone.
Nothing like the thrill of traveling.
Second thing you need to pay careful attention to is Bock Restaurant, the laboratory of an evil genius with the sense of humor that comes straight out of the Louis CK playbook. Lemme know what you think of this guy. Tweet me at @andrewzimmern and give your two cents worth. Enjoy!
Watch Bizarre Foods: Hungary on 3/22 @ 9pm E/P on Travel Channel.