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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

Paal payasam (milk pudding) is a popular South Indian sweet dish that is traditionally made with full-fat cow’s milk and an indigenous variety of Asian rice,...
This is a popular South Indian sweet dish from Kerala – the land of coconuts. It's rolled out for festivals such as Onam, Vishu and Deepavali. I learned to make...
This is an Australian-influenced Bengali curry. I'm showcasing our great seafood, using barramundi, prawns and mussels.
This is a traditional Indian bread made with flour and ghee that is deep-fried. As soon as it hits the oil, it should puff up.
The secret to this curry is toasting and grinding the spices, essentially making garam masala from scratch with bay leaves, cinnamon, green and black cardamoms,...
Paneer (or chenna) is a fresh cheese that is very easy to make. The paneer goes into the dough for the gulab jamuns – or Indian doughnuts. They're filled with a...
A vegan take on butter chicken - no butter, no chicken. It's made with soya nuggets and cashew nut cream. This is all about the sauce - the soya nuggets do a...
These Indian doughnuts, known as gulab jamun, are soaked in a sugar syrup until they double in size. 
My mum taught me this pakora recipe. The chickpea dough is quite dry, not like a batter at all, so when they are fried, they get extra crisp on the outside, while...
Gajar ka halwa is a traditional Indian dessert meaning “pudding of carrot”. In Northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, it’s eaten mainly during festival...
This recipe is passed down from my father. The curry sauce is pureed then sieved so it's silky smooth, with the addition of butter, cream and milk for richness.

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