MEXICOONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS
Episode 12: Savoring Sundays
We find Rick on a Sunday morning in a plaza in front of a beautiful baroque church in the mountains of Mexico as he sets out to search for the best Mexican Sunday traditions, starting with carnitasthe rich, golden, slow-fried pork thats a once-a-week indulgence all over the country. We visit a huge open-air restaurant, Arroyo, in Mexico City to see it being made, and Rick shows us his own simplified technique for preparing Carnitas
at home. A visit to a museum is a Sunday tradition the world over, and we join Rick for a trip to the Frida Kahlo House, where the celebrated artist lived with her equally famous husband, Diego Rivera. Every room in the house is itself a work of art, especially the kitchen, where Rick talks about the fabulous party feasts Frida and Diego enjoyed here. Back in Chicago, he recreates some of these specialties at home. His pursuit of Sundays best continues in nearby Coyoacan Square, where everyone meets for Sunday treatsincluding whimsical hotcakes, artfully poured onto the griddle to make an edible portrait of each customer.