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Mexico -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Health in the Balance (#307)

Is there a "silver bullet" that can make us healthy and feeling full of vitality? Rick's on a quest to find out. Will he find it at the stall of a vendor of exotic herbal remedies? In a simple bowl of seafood soup? In his own recipe for Caldo Tlapeno, a classic chicken soup made with epazote and chiles? In a detoxifying mud mask in the town of Coyuca? His quest ultimately takes him to the fruit and vegetable aisles of the pristine La Merced Market in Mexico City, where he makes sense of the quest for health and eternal youth: it's all about moderation, balance and eating fresh foods. This is all reflected at Rick's restaurant, Frontera Grill, and we see it in one of his favorite lunches of Chard Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa. From there, Rick takes us to his own beautiful garden for some tips on growing your own produce-and he gathers the ingredients to make a healthy, richly-flavorful vegetable stew, Pipian Verde de Verduras. [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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