MEXICOONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS
Episode 10: Tropical Cool
Ricks on an adventure in Acapulco, the great international resort thats making a major comeback. The weathers balmy here all year, and hes in search of the best ways to get cool quick. He starts with an impromptu chilled mango
as he drives into town. Then its time for a visit to the 17th-Century Fort of San Diego and a look at how the port of Acapulco was once one of the most important trading centers in the worldthe hub for the Manila Galleons, that brought the riches of Asia and changed the world of cooking forever. In Acapulcos old town, Rick reflects on the citys heyday as a resort for the rich and famous of old Hollywood, checks out two of Acapulcos coolest traditionsthe banana daiquiri and the swim-up barand indulges in a refreshing shrimp cocktail. Finally, he meets up with his daughter Lanie, and they seek out the best frozen treats the town has to offer, from exotic ice creams to shaved-ice raspados
(with demonstrations of how to make Ricks own versions at home). Its hotter than ever in Acapulco
and getting cooler by the minute.