Make like a Mexican...

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How do you go from not being able to fry an egg to the final of a TV cooking competition? The answer for Alejandra Reader was to move halfway around the world.
From corn to chip, have you ever wondered how these moreish munchies come to life? Follow the trail of crumbs we've left behind...
Corn chips, beans, tortillas - all Mexican savoury favourites. But Mexico also has a sweet tooth, and you won't want to miss out.
Sure, you can just add chilli. But why do that when we've got our favourite salsas, sauces and dishes to spice things up?

Our all-time favourite flans

If you're craving crème caramel, get your eyes across these custardy flans from across the globe.

Cook with Season 2

Varieties of this dish can be found in every market place throughout Mexico City. It’s simple but full of Mexican flavours, and ours is made even more special...
Pork is much-loved in Mexico and it really is the perfect protein to soak up all those spices, the rojo chocolate mole and the smoked creme. Take your time to...
When tamales are great, they're a parcel of absolute goodness. Having that layer of starchy maize on the outside keeping that flavourful filling tight on the...
This creamy dessert gets a double hit of caramel - both in the flan, and in the crisp amaranth snaps! The Chefs' Line
A homemade tortilla, perfectly-cooked protein and a well-balanced and fragrant salsa is the difference between a good taco and a great one - this winner also...

The Chefs' Line recipes from season 1

Carne apache is a Mexican-style beef tartare, similar to ceviche in that it uses lime to cure and season the beef.
This is my modern take on ceviche - fish that has been cured with lime juice. 
Mole, a complex sweet and sour velvet sauce, is a classic Mexican dish. This is a modern mole, which I learnt to make in Mexico city.
The original nachos, eaten by Mexicans for breakfast as a nifty way of using up leftover tortillas and salsa from the day before.
A soft fresh corn tortilla is just as important as the fillings. Slow-cooked spiced beef is paired with classic sides: guacamole, roasted salsa and slaw.

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