Season 12: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless returns to Mexico City for an exploration of the country's classics. Always the teacher, Rick takes us into the market stalls, street vendors and restaurants, both rustic and refined, for lessons in the essential ingredients before returning to his Mexico City apartment to prepare his “best-ever" versions. Back home in Chicago, Rick puts a contemporary spin on the Mexican favorites.

Video thumbnail: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless A Tour of Tacos al Pastor

Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

A Tour of Tacos al Pastor

Mexico city taco culture is explored. Features: Tacos al pastor and black cod al pastor.

A Tour of Tacos al Pastor

Video thumbnail: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Teaching Tortilla Soup

Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Teaching Tortilla Soup

Rick prepares a tried-and-true sopa de tortilla and a meal-in-a-bowl lamb-pasilla caldo.

Teaching Tortilla Soup

Video thumbnail: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Beautifully Balanced Ceviche

Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Beautifully Balanced Ceviche

Rick makes classic ceviche and dials it up with coconut and a little booze.

Beautifully Balanced Ceviche

Video thumbnail: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Tried and True Tamales

Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Tried and True Tamales

Rick explores classic Central-style tamales and at home prepares a sweet corn tamale.

Tried and True Tamales

Video thumbnail: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Choosing Chiles Rellenos

Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Choosing Chiles Rellenos

Rick demonstrates the tricky business of battering and frying chiles for chiles rellenos.

Choosing Chiles Rellenos

Video thumbnail: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Crispy Carnitas

Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Crispy Carnitas

Los Panchos, a Mexico City institution famous for carnitas, is visited for duck carnitas.

Crispy Carnitas

Video thumbnail: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Always Time for Tacos

Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Always Time for Tacos

Steak tacos al carbon, bistec tacos a la plancha and stewed tacos de guisado are prepared.

Always Time for Tacos

Video thumbnail: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless All in for Albondigas

Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

All in for Albondigas

Meatball torta and traditional versions of albondigas in the old-school Bar Mancera.

All in for Albondigas

Video thumbnail: Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Mole is Mexico's Mother Sauce

Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Mole is Mexico's Mother Sauce

Rick leads a lesson in red mole making and prepares a herbacious mole verde with fish.

Mole is Mexico's Mother Sauce