Renowned chef Peter Kuruvita embarks on a breathtaking journey of culinary discovery through the vibrant, mouth-watering world of Mexican cuisine. His mission is to uncover the heart of MexicoGÇÖs food culture and let the passion of its people inspire his own take on some of their most prized dishes. Peter Kuruvita travels the length and breadth of the country and discovers a land that has had more influence on the global palate than any other country. If it werenGÇÖt for Mexico, we wouldnGÇÖt have tomatoes, chilli, avocado, squash, vanilla, chocolate and that most staple of ingredients GÇô corn. What other country can claim such versatile favourites? From tacos to tamales, salsas to sizzling pork, Peter discovers it all before attempting his own versions at some of the most eye-popping locations heGÇÖs ever cooked in. Think you know Mexican food? Think again! EPISODE 1 - Welcome to Mexico Peter kicks off his adventure at the US border in the state of Chihuahua where he gets his first real taste of Tex Mex in the form of a burrito, before wrangling cattle and cooking a mouth-watering take on an old favourite GÇô chilli con carne. EPISODE 2 - Fishing, Fun and Tacos Having explored the beef territory of northern Mexico, itGÇÖs time to head for some seafood as Peter descends 2000 metres by train to explore MexicoGÇÖs Pacific coast - home of prawns, giant oysters and the original fish tacos. EPISODE 3 - The Big Smoke Peter arrives in his first big Mexican city Guadalajara, where he will sample a classic slow cooked goat dish known as Birria, before heading to the iconic town of Tequila and going behind the scenes at a boutique distillery. EPISODE 4 - The Real Mexico Peter gets to know the real Mexico as he travels on top of a 50 year old jeepney to the ghost town of Real de Catorce in search of peyote, before heading south to the romantic town of Guanajuato to learn how to make the most ubiquitous of all Mexican food, tortillas. EPISODE 5 - Megacity Peter arrives in one of the largest metropolises on earth, Mexico City, discovering a city of extremes with high end dining sitting side by side with some of the cheapest and tastiest street food in the world. EPISODE 6 - ThatGÇÖs a mol+â-¬! Contrary to popular opinion, mol+â-¬ is not just a chilli chocolate sauce, although mol+â-¬ poblano is the most well-known and this episode sees Peter learn the secrets to this incredibly complicated concoction. EPISODE 7 - Melting Pot Peter arrives in the coastal state of Veracruz where he discovers the technique of smoking jalapenos into chipotles, before visiting the original home of vanilla. EPISODE 8 - Culinary Capital Oaxaca is the undisputed culinary capital of Mexico, and Peter spends a week here sampling all this city has to offer, from cheese to tamales and even a serving of grasshoppers. EPISODE 9 - Chilli and Chocolate Peter arrives in the Mayan stronghold of the Yucatan Peninsula, major producer of one of the hottest chillies on earth - the Habanero, before heading to the state of Tabasco where chocolate has been consumed for thousands of years. EPISODE 10 - MexicoGÇÖs Last Frontier We travel to the cloudy forests of Chiapas near the border with Guatemala where Peter explores a state with the highest indigenous population in Mexico and with it, some of the most interesting food yet.
Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita
Think you know Mexican food? Think again!