Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta

Renowned chef Peter Kuruvita embarks on a breathtaking journey of culinary discovery through the vibrant, mouth-watering world of Mexican cuisine. His mission is to uncover the heart of Mexico’s food culture and let the passion of its people inspire his own take on some of their most prized dishes.

Peter Kuruvita will travel the length and breadth of the country and discover a land that has had more influence on the global palate than any other country. If it weren’t for Mexico, we wouldn’t have tomatoes, chilli, avocado, squash, vanilla, chocolate and that most staple of ingredients – corn. What other country can claim such versatile favorites? From tacos to tamales, salsas to sizzling pork, Peter will discover it all before attempting his own versions, filmed at some of the most eye-popping locations he’s ever cooked in. Think you know Mexican food? Think again!

Mexican Fiesta

Season 1
Season 1
  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E01 - Welcome to Mexico

    In the first episode, Peter kicks off his adventure at the US border in the state of Chihuahua. He gets his first real taste of Tex Mex in the form of a burrito, before cooking a mouth-watering take on an old favourite – Chilli con Carne.

  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E02 - Fishing, Fun and Tacos

    Having explored the beef territory of northern Mexico, it’s time to head for some seafood as Peter Kuruvita descends 2000 metres by train to explore Mexico’s Pacific coast - home of prawns, giant oysters and the original fish tacos.

  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E03 - The Big Smoke

    Peter Kuruvita arrives in his first big Mexican city Guadalajara, where he will 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.

  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E04 - The Real Mexico

    Peter Kuruvita gets to know the real Mexico, traveling to the ghost town of Real de Catorce in search of peyote, before heading south to the romantic town of Guanajuato to learn how to make the most ubiquitous of all Mexican food, tortillas.

  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E05 - Megacity

    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.

  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E06 - That’s a molé!

    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.

  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E07 - Melting Pot

    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.

  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E08 - Culinary Capital

    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.

  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E09 - Chili and Chocolate

    Peter Kuruvita arrives in the Mayan stronghold of the Yucatan Peninsula, major producer of one of the hottest chilies on earth - the Habanero, before heading to the state of Tabasco where chocolate has been consumed for thousands of years.

  • Mexican Fiesta S01 E10 - Mexico’s Last Frontier

    In the final episode of Mexican Fiesta, 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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  • Peter Kuruvita

    Peter Kuruvita

    Peter Kuruvita

    Peter Kuruvita

    Peter Kuruvita is an Australian chef, restaurateur and media personality. His is widely known for his rich, culturally inspired cooking, which is heavily influenced by his Sri Lankan father and Austrian mother.

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