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THE BIG NEWS: LA CARMINA TO CO-HOST TOKYO EPISODE OF ANDREW ZIMMERN’S BIZARRE WORLD TV SHOW ON TRAVEL CHANNEL!


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So… I’ve been hinting at an out-of-this-world announcement, and I wasn’t pulling your leg. It’s such a doozy that I can’t believe it’s happening… but it is.

In October, I’m being flown to Tokyo… to be a guide and co-host for several outrageous segments… of Andrew Zimmern’s TV show on Travel Channel, Bizarre World!

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It’s no secret that I’m a Travel Channel fanatic (remember our Goth recreation of Anthony Bourdain’s Tokyo episode?). Andrew Zimmern has one of the channel’s most popular programs, Bizarre Foods, in which he roams the globe to gulp down eyeballs and other strange meals. His new show, Bizarre World, is even cooler — because Andrew explores weird subcultures and cultural oddities in addition to food.

So how amazing is that I — and more importantly, my spooky friends (above) — get to be part of the action?

I can’t reveal everything we’ve planned… but will it involve decadent dress, cyber/Goth/fetish nightcrawling, takeovers of wild theme restaurants (like in my book), and feasting on the parts of a certain large beast? Ohhhhh yes!

Andrew Zimmern Bizarre World show on Travel Channel, Bizarre Foods, Travel TV show Tokyo, subcultures, eating grossest weirdest food in the world, Anthony Bourdain, Japanese cute girl in maid outfit costume cosplay.

If you want a preview of our ghoulish cross-dressing antics, you can watch our Death Cookbook, Mad Hatter, Midnight Mess, and Wizard of the Opera videos on my YouTube channel. Travel Channel was charmed by my book, Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants (none of this would have occurred if my publicist didn’t send them a copy — thank you!). It would be great if you could add my book to your wish-list, and I think you will enjoy the cute maid cafe photos too.

Life is insane right now… right after the Travel Channel adventure, I’m off to book signings and media appearances in several US cities (I will announce locations and dates soon). I hope to see you there — and I will dutifully report on all the Tokyo madness, promise. Thank you for all your support — without it, none of this would have been possible!

Song of the Day #205: Fukuda Saki – Goodbye My Love (a classic, gorgeous song — must listen.)

  • eek that is SOO exciting! go you – you deserve it! i hope we can all watch it online. well done i a soo happy for you

  • eek that is SOO exciting! go you – you deserve it! i hope we can all watch it online. well done i a soo happy for you

    • I will make certain that at least my segments will be online… :D

      Tomorrow I’ll be sure to blog about your contest too!

  • Ayame

    That is SO COOL! GO FOR IT :D if there's ever a link for this episode, link it on :D im sure everyone would love to see it! so excited :D oh and i recently created my 5th blog (yes, you wonder how many do i need) and i linked you there. http://euniceyin.blogspot.com/

  • Omgggg~ that is awesome!! :o

  • Lashy

    Oh my goodness! I'm so excited for you, good job! <3 You must be flipping out, huh?

  • Wowww that's awesome! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the episode! :)

  • That is SO COOL! GO FOR IT :D if there’s ever a link for this episode, link it on :D im sure everyone would love to see it! so excited :D oh and i recently created my 5th blog (yes, you wonder how many do i need) and i linked you there. http://euniceyin.blogspot.com/

    • Definitely, I will get a link up! And thanks for mentioning me in your new blog — I’m flattered :3

  • Name

    Congratulations! You so deserve it and it sounds like a great time!

  • Calli

    holy shit this is amazing! Congrats!!!

  • Staci

    I'll definitely make sure to catch the episode! Congrats on getting to be a part of the show! <3

  • Chi

    Is that for real! That's amazing and I am so insanely jealous. When is it gonna air? Do you have a plan for what you're gonna do?

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!! SO PROUD OF YOU.

  • Chi

    Is that for real! That's amazing and I am so insanely jealous. When is it gonna air? Do you have a plan for what you're gonna do?

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!! SO PROUD OF YOU.

  • Lady Ari

    woow

  • Lady Ari

    woow

  • Omgggg~ that is awesome!! :o

  • DiaPinky

    OMGOSH!! CONGRATULATIONS!!…Bizarre World (and foods) are both awesome shows!! I cant wait to see the episode!!..Its going to be tons of fun for you both..and for us to watch..and I like the last pic..its kind of funny..lol

    Again, congrats!!

  • Stillprince

    OMGOMGOMG >_< I wanna watch the Travel channel now!! When does this come on? Or has it already come on? I wanna see it lol

  • Sarah

    OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! I love Andrew Zimmern!!! I love both his shows! And I love you! This is gonna be so awesome!!! I can't wait!!!! I wanna see it so bad! Congrats!!!!!!!

  • Lvl +30

    Duuuude XD I love this show! Congrats~~ really looking forward to it :D

  • Moon Maiden 90

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    that is SO awsome!, I've seen all the “Bizarre Food” episodes & been watching the “Bizarre world”!
    I can't wait 2 see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yet another thing 2 make me wish it were october! lol
    congratulations ^-^

  • Maleva

    nhamnhammmmm delicioussssssssss

  • I will make certain that at least my segments will be online… :D

    Tomorrow I'll be sure to blog about your contest too!

  • Lashy

    Oh my goodness! I’m so excited for you, good job! <3 You must be flipping out, huh?

    • Slightly… hahaha more so because of the planning. So many things get changed around! ><
      I knew about this opportunity for maybe half a month, but I couldn't say anything until it was set in stone :)

  • Definitely, I will get a link up! And thanks for mentioning me in your new blog — I'm flattered :3

  • Slightly… hahaha more so because of the planning. So many things get changed around! ><
    I knew about this opportunity for maybe half a month, but I couldn't say anything until it was set in stone :)

  • Thanks!! I'm perhaps mostly excited to be back in Tokyo to chill with my friends… This opportunity took me completely by surprise.

  • <3

  • Andrew is such a great host. Can't wait to show him around Tokyo-Rococo!

  • Hahahah the show itself, Bizarre World, is on the air now. But I haven't even left for Tokyo! ;)

    Travel Channel is the best channel out there and I'm not just saying that… Bourdain FTW!

  • <3 <3
    I'll be sure to link to a video of the show. Thank you for your congrats!

  • I'm so glad to hear many of you love the show. It's hard to find quality programming these days — I wouldn't want to be part of some cheesy reality TV show — so I am very thankful for this chance!

  • Oooh, you have? Any advice, since you are a show expert? ;)

  • Migoto

    omg omg omg! I know how much u love him! Congratz! Sooo happy for u! Your gonna make for one awsome episode!!!
    16 minutes ago from txt

  • Kitty Lectro

    WOW! This is excellent! Very very happy for you!

  • ryuchikun

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW THAT'S SO AWESOMEEEE!!!!!! OMGGGG XDDDDDDDDDD おめでとう!!I'm SO gonna watch it ˆ-ˆ

  • Tokyo Fashion

    Congrats Carmina! Hope someone posts your episode(s) on YouTube! :-)

  • Count3D

    that's AWESOME. Congrats on the host gig Carmen!

  • Wowww that’s awesome! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the episode! :)

    • Thanks!! I’m perhaps mostly excited to be back in Tokyo to chill with my friends… This opportunity took me completely by surprise.

  • Randi

    jealous!
    i'm not – can i go? lol

  • Name

    Congratulations! You so deserve it and it sounds like a great time!

  • Calli

    holy shit this is amazing! Congrats!!!

  • Staci

    I’ll definitely make sure to catch the episode! Congrats on getting to be a part of the show! <3

  • Chi

    Is that for real! That’s amazing and I am so insanely jealous. When is it gonna air? Do you have a plan for what you’re gonna do?

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!! SO PROUD OF YOU.

  • Chi

    Is that for real! That’s amazing and I am so insanely jealous. When is it gonna air? Do you have a plan for what you’re gonna do?

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!! SO PROUD OF YOU.

  • Lady Ari

    woow

  • Lady Ari

    woow

  • DiaPinky

    OMGOSH!! CONGRATULATIONS!!…Bizarre World (and foods) are both awesome shows!! I cant wait to see the episode!!..Its going to be tons of fun for you both..and for us to watch..and I like the last pic..its kind of funny..lol

    Again, congrats!!

    • Andrew is such a great host. Can’t wait to show him around Tokyo-Rococo!

  • Stillprince

    OMGOMGOMG >_< I wanna watch the Travel channel now!! When does this come on? Or has it already come on? I wanna see it lol

    • Hahahah the show itself, Bizarre World, is on the air now. But I haven’t even left for Tokyo! ;)

      Travel Channel is the best channel out there and I’m not just saying that… Bourdain FTW!

  • Sarah

    OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! I love Andrew Zimmern!!! I love both his shows! And I love you! This is gonna be so awesome!!! I can’t wait!!!! I wanna see it so bad! Congrats!!!!!!!

    • <3 <3
      I'll be sure to link to a video of the show. Thank you for your congrats!

  • Lvl +30

    Duuuude XD I love this show! Congrats~~ really looking forward to it :D

    • I’m so glad to hear many of you love the show. It’s hard to find quality programming these days — I wouldn’t want to be part of some cheesy reality TV show — so I am very thankful for this chance!

  • Moon Maiden 90

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    that is SO awsome!, I’ve seen all the “Bizarre Food” episodes & been watching the “Bizarre world”!
    I can’t wait 2 see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yet another thing 2 make me wish it were october! lol
    congratulations ^-^

    • Oooh, you have? Any advice, since you are a show expert? ;)

      • Moon Maiden 90

        haha, I’m not so good at the whole advice thing! I wouldn’t say I’m an expert. but that show is so unique amidst all the cooking & travel shows out there! as are u! u are very unique & amazing & I’m sure u’ll do great! I’m sure It’ll be one of my fav. episodes yet ^-^ good luck

  • Maleva

    nhamnhammmmm delicioussssssssss

  • Migoto

    omg omg omg! I know how much u love him! Congratz! Sooo happy for u! Your gonna make for one awsome episode!!!
    16 minutes ago from txt

  • Kitty Lectro

    WOW! This is excellent! Very very happy for you!

  • ryuchikun

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW THAT’S SO AWESOMEEEE!!!!!! OMGGGG XDDDDDDDDDD おめでとう!!I’m SO gonna watch it ˆ-ˆ

  • Tokyo Fashion

    Congrats Carmina! Hope someone posts your episode(s) on YouTube! :-)

  • Count3D

    that’s AWESOME. Congrats on the host gig Carmen!

  • Randi

    jealous!
    i’m not – can i go? lol

  • Katie

    that is awesome!
    congrats!

  • Alice Bello

    OHMYGOOOOOOOOSH! That's so freaking awesome!!!!!! I'll definitely watch this!!!!! *first time I'll have watched TV in two months* GO LA CARMINA!!!!!!!!!!

  • HimeJade

    Congratulations!! I will definitely tune in more frequenly to the travel channel ^-^
    Visit Utah if you can!

  • Katie

    that is awesome!
    congrats!

  • Thomas

    I <3 Andrew Zimmern! A friend of mine got me into his show when I was in college (we're the same age, do the math ^^) and since I started teaching I'd watch his show all summer (ahh summer repeats, new to me!). That's absolutely amazing! I hope he's as fun as he seems, I will defiantly look forward to that episode!

  • Thomas

    I <3 Andrew Zimmern! A friend of mine got me into his show when I was in college (we're the same age, do the math ^^) and since I started teaching I'd watch his show all summer (ahh summer repeats, new to me!). That's absolutely amazing! I hope he's as fun as he seems, I will defiantly look forward to that episode!

  • アンゼリカ♥

    Wow, congratulations!

    I cannot wait until it airs on t.v.

  • Thank you sweetheart! I love your photos.

  • He is amazing — super enthusiastic and full of great ideas. I look forward to meeting him!

  • Alice Bello

    OHMYGOOOOOOOOSH! That’s so freaking awesome!!!!!! I’ll definitely watch this!!!!! *first time I’ll have watched TV in two months* GO LA CARMINA!!!!!!!!!!

  • HimeJade

    Congratulations!! I will definitely tune in more frequenly to the travel channel ^-^
    Visit Utah if you can!

  • Ashley

    Awh this is great news! I'm so happy fo you~

  • Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to the experience.

  • kk

    IM DEFINITELY WATCHING THIS! :D cant WAIT!

  • Thomas

    I <3 Andrew Zimmern! A friend of mine got me into his show when I was in college (we're the same age, do the math ^^) and since I started teaching I'd watch his show all summer (ahh summer repeats, new to me!). That's absolutely amazing! I hope he's as fun as he seems, I will defiantly look forward to that episode!

    • He is amazing — super enthusiastic and full of great ideas. I look forward to meeting him!

  • アンゼリカ♥

    Wow, congratulations!

    I cannot wait until it airs on t.v.

    • Thank you sweetheart! I love your photos.

  • Karen

    AWESOME!

  • Ashley

    Awh this is great news! I’m so happy fo you~

    • Thanks everyone! I’m looking forward to the experience.

  • Greg

    Fantastic.

  • Thanks, Greg! ^_^

  • Hahah I have so much to do before I go… but I also can't wait!

  • kk

    IM DEFINITELY WATCHING THIS! :D cant WAIT!

    • Hahah I have so much to do before I go… but I also can’t wait!

  • Jade

    congrats on the co-hosting with Andrew Zimmerns! :)

  • Karen

    AWESOME!

  • Greg

    Fantastic.

  • Jade

    congrats on the co-hosting with Andrew Zimmerns! :)

  • Kimber

    wow this is absolute wonderful news! i cant wait to watch it. congratulations!

  • Kimber

    wow this is absolute wonderful news! i cant wait to watch it. congratulations!

  • Tania

    That is amazing – can't wait to watch the episode!

  • Cheyenna

    OMG THATS SO AWESOME!!!!
    I CANT WAIT TO SEE IT
    :D
    Carmina your amazzinggg!!

    <333

  • <3 <3 You are!!

  • Tania

    That is amazing – can’t wait to watch the episode!

  • shauku

    AWESOME NEWS!!!! wowdy wow wow wow. you're definitely going places Carmen.

  • Cheyenna

    OMG THATS SO AWESOME!!!!
    I CANT WAIT TO SEE IT
    :D
    Carmina your amazzinggg!!

    <333

  • shauku

    AWESOME NEWS!!!! wowdy wow wow wow. you’re definitely going places Carmen.

  • Ria

    OMG Hellz Yesss! Congratulations girl!!! I LOVE Andrew Zimmern's show ^__^ Especially that episode in the Philippines of him eating the grub.

    Can't wait to watch your episode with him!!!

  • Ria

    OMG Hellz Yesss! Congratulations girl!!! I LOVE Andrew Zimmern’s show ^__^ Especially that episode in the Philippines of him eating the grub.

    Can’t wait to watch your episode with him!!!

    • There will be some strange foods in this show… ahhhh!

  • gilimalili

    AH! That's so exciting! I'm psyched for you you will have so much fuuuun!
    Yay!

  • Anonymous

    AH! That’s so exciting! I’m psyched for you you will have so much fuuuun!
    Yay!

    • It’s a little bit stressful (the planning) but you’re right, it will be fun!

  • Moon Maiden 90

    haha, I'm not so good at the whole advice thing! I wouldn't say I'm an expert. but that show is so unique amidst all the cooking & travel shows out there! as are u! u are very unique & amazing & I'm sure u'll do great! I'm sure It'll be one of my fav. episodes yet ^-^ good luck

  • It's a little bit stressful (the planning) but you're right, it will be fun!

  • There will be some strange foods in this show… ahhhh!

  • lovingtokyofashion

    Congrats darling! Do you know if it's Aired already or When it will? Im super Excited to See it! btw <3 your Blogg!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats darling! Do you know if it’s Aired already or When it will? Im super Excited to See it! btw <3 your Blogg!

    • thank you so much, darling!! The show will air this April — keep checking my site or signing op for the mailing list (right sidebar of this blog) to find out exactly when!

  • thank you so much, darling!! The show will air this April — keep checking my site or signing op for the mailing list (right sidebar of this blog) to find out exactly when!

  • thank you so much, darling!! The show will air this April — keep checking my site or signing op for the mailing list (right sidebar of this blog) to find out exactly when!