At the serene kitchen at Roldán 37, Chef Romulo Mendoza prepares a perfect chile relleno, the classic battered and fried poblano chile stuffed with pork picadillo. Then its off to Pasilla de Humo for Oaxacan-style dried, stuffed pasilla chiles and El Pescadito, a taqueria famous for its deep fried stuffed jalapeño tacos. To ensure at-home success, Rick goes step-by-step through the tricky business of battering and frying chiles for classic chiles rellenos, then takes it to the grill for a lighter,... [see more] vegetable-filled version in his Chicago backyard.
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.