MEXICOONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS
Episode 7: Super-Hero Sandwich
Rick and his daughter, Lanie, check out Mexico’s real-life super-hero subculture. It’s the surreal, splashy world of Lucha Libre
the beloved masked wrestling phenomenon that captures the Mexican imagination and spills over into every part of the culture, from politics to food. We join Rick on a hunt for the perfect snacks to eat while watching Lucha Libre with friends, as he visits street stalls outside a Mexico City arena that sell everything from tacos and snacks to colorful wrestling masks and capesand along the way, we discover the history of this uniquely Mexican blend of acrobatics, myth, mystery and morality play. At the colorful Sport Torta sandwich shop, Rick takes on El Sumo
a giant, no-holds-barred sandwich. Back at home, he and Lanie make Chilied Peanuts and Pumpkinseeds
and Rick’s soon-to-be-famous Torta for a Crowd
, his take on the giant sandwich ideatwo bold-flavored snacks that are the perfect larger-than-life accompaniments for a Lucha Libre party at home.