Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita

December 2017

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In the final episode of Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita, Peter arrives in the state with the largest indigenous community, Chiapas. There are some startlingly exotic dishes to experience including fried iguana to boiled ants. The state is also home to some of the best shade-grown coffee in the world which Peter puts to good use when he makes Mexican doughnuts with a coffee anglaise. And what better way to say goodbye to this amazing country, than a neighbourhood fiesta complete with a piñata...

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The Mayan civilisation has thrived on the Yucatan Peninsula for thousands of years but the food of this ancient culture is now overlaid with tastes from across the seas. Kibbeh is sold alongside Edam cheese, but the Mayan heritage is still strong and Peter discovers yet another Mexican claim to fame, turkeys. This area is the world’s major producer of Habanero chillies and Peter chomps one fresh off the vine! After recovering from this traumatic experience, he travels to the state of Tabasco to...

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A whole episode of Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita is barely enough to cover Oaxaca, the culinary capital of Mexico. This charming colonial town seems to have a cooking school on every corner, and it’s here that Peter will learn the secrets of the famous 7 molés. Cheese, tamales and super foods like amaranth all are king here - as long as you wash it down with a smoky shot of artisanal mescal.

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Mexico is one of the most successfully multicultural countries in the world, and in Veracruz it's particularly apparent. The food here is a mix of Spanish, Mexican and Afro-Caribbean and Peter will sample everything from spicy to sweet. The second most expensive crop in the world is vanilla and it originated here in Veracruz. Peter visits a plantation to see how this fragrant orchid is grown. Chilli lovers can't get enough of chipotle, and Peter will discover the technique used to turn jalapeno...

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As Peter heads south of Mexico City he arrives in molé country. Molé means concoction, and in Mexico there are many types, but the most famous is the chilli chocolate version known as molé poblano. Peter will learn the incredible mix of ingredients that go into this complicated sauce. Cactus is also a massive part of Mexican cuisine, used in everything from soups to juices and is even eaten fresh, so Peter gets a crash course on how to use the prickly paddle.

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Mexico City deserves a whole episode of its own. This city has the same population as Australia and with it, some of the best food in Mexico. Peter explores both ends of the spectrum as he samples unique street food like quesadillas made with blue corn, before heading to one of the top restaurants in the country. This city is also home to one of the largest wholesale markets in the world, so what better place to get a master class in Mexican chillies.

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At 2700 metres up, Peter Kuruvita discovers the ghost town of Real de Catorce where the ancient, hallucinogenic cactus peyote is in high demand. He travels south to the winding alleys of Guanajuato where he learns the techniques to create the perfect tortilla every time, before hopping on a boat in the home of the Day of the Dead and samples some authentic Mexican tacos.

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Peter Kuruvita arrives in his first big city, Guadalajara, where he learns how to cook local favourite Birria, a slow cooked, adobo-rubbed goat dish. He then heads out into the country to the iconic town of Tequila to go behind the scenes at a boutique distillery making tequila the old fashioned way before heading to one of the most beautiful Mexican cities, Zacatecas where Peter cooks his first vegetarian dish of the season.

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Peter Kuruvita hops aboard one of the world’s great train rides, the El Chepe Express, which takes him to Mexico’s Pacific Coast and the Baja Peninsula, home of the original fish taco. He visits the mythical island home of the Aztecs and a man-made island reliant on prawning before preparing a scallop ceviche on a hidden beach.

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Discover one of the world's most exciting and sort-after fares with popular Australian chef, Peter Kuruvita as he embarks on his biggest adventure yet, diving headfirst into the larger than life culture and cuisine of Mexico. With limited understanding of what it takes to create the perfect Mexican meal, Peter opens his mind and heart as locals across the country invite him into their homes and kitchens introducing him to the fun, vibrancy and unique flavours that all combine to create the most...