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Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Tropical Cool (#305)

Rick's on an adventure in Acapulco, the great international resort that's making a major comeback. The weather is balmy here all year, and he's in search of the best ways to get cool quick. He starts with an impromptu chilled mango as he drives into town. Then it's 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 world-the hub for the Manila Galleons that brought the riches of Asia and changed the world of cooking forever. In Acapulco's old town, Rick reflects on the city's heyday as a resort for the rich and famous of old Hollywood, checks out two of Acapulco's coolest traditions-the Banana Daiquiri and the swim-up bar-and 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. Together at home, Rick and Lanie make Choco-Nuez Ice Cream and Strawberry and Kiwi Ice Pops. It's hotter than ever in Acapulco... and getting cooler by the minute.
[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: In MEXICO - ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS, the beloved chef and restaurateur seamlessly weaves together techniques, recipes, cultural musings and off-the-wall surprises. This season Rick presents start-to-finish, stress-free, Mexican-inspired fiestas packed with creativity, color and flavor. Throughout the series, Rick translates his Mexican travel adventures into unforgettable parties from intimate fireside suppers and casual backyard cocktails with friends to big, boisterous bashes for 25. Rick also suggests clever and practical ideas to make each party special, like creating signature drinks for the occasion, serving ceviche in glass votive holders and transforming supermarket salad bar items into a hip Mexican crudites platter. And to help set the mood, he offers party playlists featuring his favorite musical finds and gardening tips for growing one's own ingredients.

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