Chef Tyler Florence submerges himself in Mexican culture by learning traditional recipes and visiting local hot spots. Included: a street vendor prepares tacos with grilled steak. Also: a recipe for flan made with vanilla and lime; avocados for guacamole; pumpkin soup.
Exploring the Tuscany region in search of fresh ingredients, including tripe (cow's stomach lining), Parmesan, olive oil and Brunello wine. Also: polenta with sun-dried chestnuts; garlic-stuffed porcini mushrooms; selections from a deli in Bologna.
The culinary traditions of Southern Spain are explored. Included: a look at the wide variety of tapas in Seville; and a visit to the Sherry Triangle of Jerez for a taste of Manzanilla. Also: a saffron-picking contest in La Mancha; the preparation of paella over an outdoor wood fire on the beach of Costa del Sol; the art of carving Trevelez ham; and a look at marinated thyme and garlic olives. Host: model Padma Lakshmi.
Cast & Details
Premiered: September 9, 2001
Premise: A series that takes the viewer on a culinary journey through regions of the world renowned for the richness and diversity of their food.