Episode 1: Welcome to Mexico

Air Date: 15 January 2016 7:00 PM

In our new 10-part series, Peter Kuruvita embarks on a breathtaking journey of culinary discovery through the vibrant, mouth-watering world of Mexican cuisine. In Episode 1, Peter kicks off his adventure at the US border in the state of Chihuahua, where he gets his first real taste of Tex Mex in the form of a burrito, before wrangling cattle and cooking an old favourite – chilli con carne.

Episode 2: Fishing, fun and tacos

Air Date: 18 January 2016 7:00 PM

Having explored the beef territory of northern Mexico, it’s time for some seafood as Peter Kuruvita descends 2,000 metres by train to explore Mexico’s Pacific coast – home of prawns, giant oysters and the original fish tacos.

Episode 3: The big smoke

Air Date: 19 January 2016 7:00 PM

Peter Kuruvita arrives in his first big Mexican city, Guadalajara, the starting point of this week’s episode that will see him sample a classic slow-cooked goat dish known as birria, before heading to the iconic town of Tequila and going behind the scenes at a boutique distillery.

Episode 4: The real Mexico

Air Date: 20 January 2016 7:00 PM

Episode 4 sees Peter Kuruvita getting to know the real Mexico as he travels atop a 50-year-old jeepney to the ghost town of Real de Catorce in search of peyote. He then heads south to the romantic town of Guanajuato to learn how to make the most ubiquitous of all Mexican food, tortillas.

Episode 5: Megacity

Air Date: 22 January 2016 7:00 PM

Peter Kuruvita arrives in one of the largest metropolises on earth, Mexico City, discovering a city of extremes, with high-end dining sitting side by side with some of the cheapest and tastiest street food in the world.

Episode 6: That’s a molé!

Air Date: 25 January 2016 7:00 PM

Contrary to popular opinion, molé is not just a chilli-chocolate sauce, although molé poblano is the most well-known, and this episode sees Peter Kuruvita learn the secrets to this incredibly complicated concoction.

Episode 7: Melting pot

Air Date: 27 January 2016 7:00 PM

Episode 7 sees Peter Kuruvita arrive in the coastal state of Veracruz, where he discovers the technique of smoking jalapenos into chipotles, before visiting the original home of vanilla.

Episode 8: Culinary capital

Air Date: 29 January 2016 7:00 PM

Oaxaca is the undisputed culinary capital of Mexico, and Peter Kuruvita spends a week here sampling all this city has to offer, from cheese to tamales and even a serving of grasshoppers.

Episode 9: Chilli and chocolate

Air Date: 1 February 2016 7:00 PM

Peter Kuruvita arrives in the Mayan stronghold of the Yucatan Peninsula, major producer of one of the hottest chillies on earth – the Habanero. Next he heads to the state of Tabasco, where chocolate has been consumed for thousands of years.

Episode 10: Mexico's last frontier

Air Date: 2 February 2016 7:00 PM

In the final episode of Mexican Fiesta with Peter Kuruvita, we travel to the cloudy forests of Chiapas near the border with Guatemala, where Peter explores a state with the highest indigenous population in Mexico and, with it, some of the most interesting food yet.

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Episode 2 : Fishing, fun and tacos
Monday 18 January 2016, 7:00PM

Peter Kuruvita hops aboard one of the world’s great train rides, the El Chepe Express, which takes him to Mexico’s Pacific Coast and...

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