If you could define the singular challenge facing Yucatecan chefs, it's about honoring the past while pushing forward. Perhaps no one is more emblematic of the effort than Pedro Evia, co-owner of Ku'uk, a molecular fine dining palace housed in a restored Merida mansion. Rick and Pedro start their day talking tradition over tacos at Wayan'e, a busy family-run taco stand in Merida. Then, Pedro invites Rick to his home, where Pedro and his mother make traditional sopa de lentejas. At Ku'uk, Pedro shows us his ultra-modern take on the same dish. Back in Chicago, Rick makes recado negro to complement cured duck. At home, he makes tacos with eggs and burnt habanero salsa, avocado and red onion - the perfect chef's late-night snack.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 1109
|Thu, Oct 11||8:00 A.M.||a place of deeply rooted innovation|
|Thu, Oct 11||2:00 P.M.||a place of deeply rooted innovation|
In MEXICO - ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS, the beloved chef and restaurateur seamlessly weaves together techniques, recipes, cultural musings and off-the-wall surprises.
This season Rick presents start-to-finish, stress-free, Mexican-inspired fiestas packed with creativity, color and flavor.
Throughout the series, Rick translates his Mexican travel adventures into unforgettable parties from intimate fireside suppers and casual backyard cocktails with friends to big, boisterous bashes for 25.
Rick also suggests clever and practical ideas to make each party special, like creating signature drinks for the occasion, serving ceviche in glass votive holders and transforming supermarket salad bar items into a hip Mexican crudites platter.
And to help set the mood, he offers party playlists featuring his favorite musical finds and gardening tips for growing one's own ingredients.
|Thu, Oct 25||8:00 A.M.||dreaming of sustainable agriculture|
|Thu, Oct 25||2:00 P.M.||dreaming of sustainable agriculture|
|Thu, Nov 1||8:00 A.M.||pit cooking, sacred and smoky|
|Thu, Nov 1||2:00 P.M.||pit cooking, sacred and smoky|
|Thu, Nov 8||8:00 A.M.||examining the yucatan's abundant natural resources|
|Thu, Nov 8||2:00 P.M.||examining the yucatan's abundant natural resources|
|Thu, Nov 15||8:00 A.M.||the hunt for caribbean lobster|
|Thu, Nov 15||2:00 P.M.||the hunt for caribbean lobster|
|Thu, Nov 22||8:00 A.M.||a tour of traditions|
|Thu, Nov 22||2:00 P.M.||a tour of traditions|
|Thu, Nov 29||8:00 A.M.||off the beaten path in playa del carmen|
|Thu, Nov 29||2:00 P.M.||off the beaten path in playa del carmen|
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WEKW-TV Ch. 49 Keene
W50DP-D Ch. 50 Hanover
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