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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

I use Alaskan king crab legs in this dish. They’ve got loads of flavour and are easy eating as you don’t have to work hard to get at the crab meat. The crab legs...
This is my version of Peking duck pancakes but I'm cooking duck breasts (instead of a whole duck) that have been rubbed in a fennel salt and smoked over jasmine...
Smoking food at home can be done. I made this in a shoe-box Hong Kong apartment without the fire department investigating so give it a go. Just open windows and...
Dumplings are not just about the filling - that's only half of it. They're also about how delicious the wrapping is. I like to make dumpling skins from scratch...
Sizzling hot oil infused with ginger and garlic is poured over the fish at the end, plus the fins and tails are snipped off and deep-fried, then scattered over...
This is a modern take on the classic yum cha snack - char siu bao or barbecue pork steamed bun. This version has all the caramel, five-spice and soy sauce...
Chinese barbecue pork (or char sui) is usually made with pork neck but we've used pork belly for extra flavour. The colour comes from the dark soy and the charry...

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