Hartwood, one of Mexicos most in-demand restaurants, sits nestled between the crystalline beaches and dense jungle in Tulum. Here, chef Eric Werner explains the fascinating farm-to-table supply chain that brings ingredients into Hartwoods unique live-fire kitchen. The rustic simplicity inspires Rick to shop for produce and chiles in Playa del Carmens laid-back markets. Back in the funky kitchen of a Playa condo rental, Rick prepares poblanos rellenos with tatume squash and longaniza sausage,... [see more] a beautiful grilled fish with avocado salsa and coconut bread pudding for dessert.
This cooking series encourages home cooks to use the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine in their everyday cooking. Each week, host Rick Bayless - an award-winning chef, author and teacher - prepares dozens of delicious dishes. Rick also explores the distinct flavors that animate and define Mexican cuisine, a journey that takes him anywhere from the famous chorizo stalls in Toluca to the cliffs of Acapulco to the bustling markets in Mexico City.