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Mexico – One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
Genre Cooking show
Presented by Rick Bayless
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 12
No. of episodes 169 (as of October, 2018)
Production company(s) Frontera Media Productions
Luminair Media
Distributor American Public Television
Original network Syndication
Original release May 20, 2000 (2000-05-20) – present

Mexico: One Plate at a Time is a television series starring chef Rick Bayless and, on occasional episodes, his daughter Lanie Bayless. The show is distributed to public television stations by WTTW and American Public Television and also airs on PBS's Create channel, with reruns on ABC's Live Well Network digital subchannel. Filming for season twelve completed in September of 2018.


Mexico: One Plate at a Time has been on the air for twelve seasons:

Season One

Directed by Chris Gyoury

  1. The Whole Enchilada
  2. Let’s Talk Tacos
  3. The Straight Cheese on Quesadillas
  4. Sopes and Gorditas: Masa Appeal
  5. Tacos from the Ground Up
  6. Ceviche in the Limelight
  7. Green Sauce and Tomatillos: Mexican Vine Dining
  8. A La Mexicana: The Soul of Mexican Cooking
  9. Fruit, Aguas, Ices & Paletas: The Ripe Stuff
  10. Rice to the Occasion
  11. Caldo de Pollo & Tortilla Soup: The Super Bowl
  12. Chiles Rellenos and Other Cool Stuff
  13. Fish a la Veracruzana: How to Fish for Compliments
  14. Carne Asada: The Great Steak Out
  15. Adobo: Chiles Cut and Dried
  16. Beans Inside and Out
  17. Barbacoa and Cochinita Pibil: Down to Earth Cooking
  18. Mojo & Escabeche: The Light Fantastic
  19. Three Hot Tamales
  20. Seafood Stew: The Perfect Warm-Up
  21. Beyond Chips & Salsa
  22. Holy Mole: Mexico City
  23. Chocolate: The Magic Ingredient
  24. Green Mole & Pipian: Lessons of the Mayoras
  25. Cajeta & Flan: Plaza Sweets
  26. Pozole: The Life of the Party

Season Two

Directed by Chris Gyoury

  1. Salsa Lessons
  2. Pizza of the Three Cultures
  3. A Midsummer Night’s Taquisa
  4. Open All Night
  5. Keeping the Flame
  6. Craving Crustaceans
  7. Kidding Around
  8. Garden Spots
  9. Dessert Oasis
  10. That’s a Mole! An Elegant Dinner for Eight
  11. Timeless Tamales
  12. Cocktails at Rick’s Place
  13. Torta! Torta! Torta!

Season Three

Directed by Chris Gyoury

  1. Mexico’s Real Independence Day
  2. Antojito Jones
  3. Thrills and Chiles
  4. Lend Me Your Ears
  5. Tropical Cool
  6. Hip ‘n’ Happenin’
  7. Health in the Balance
  8. A Sterling Birthday
  9. Savoring Sundays
  10. Acapulco—Jump Right In
  11. Chorizo Hunter
  12. Color on the Palate
  13. The Mysteries of Chili

Season Four

Directed by Nancy Bardawil, Luminair Film Productions, Inc.

  1. It's a Shore Thing
  2. Fusion Revolution
  3. Quest for Fire
  4. The Capital of Hip
  5. Welcome to Tequila
  6. Mexico Unplugged
  7. Super-Hero Sandwich
  8. The Mothers of Invention
  9. Go Global. Eat Local.
  10. Archaeology for Breakfast
  11. Muses for My Menu
  12. Tips and Salsa
  13. Mariachi Mania

Season Five

Directed by Chris Gyoury, Luminair Film Productions, Inc.

  1. Eat, Drink and Be Mérida
  2. Fresh Chiles, Hot & Cool
  3. Mysteries of the Deep
  4. A Pig, a Pit, and a Plan
  5. Savoring Citrus
  6. Tropical Sweet Tooth
  7. Rick & Jacques. Two Chefs at Playa
  8. Yesterday, Today & Tamales
  9. Yucatan Snack-a-Thon
  10. Modern Mayan
  11. Paste Sensations
  12. Show Me the Honey
  13. Hacienda Renaissance

Season Six

Directed by Chris Gyoury, Luminair Film Productions, Inc.

  1. Return to Hacienda
  2. A Man, A Pan, Paella!
  3. Beach Blanket Barbeque
  4. Let's Do Brunch
  5. Taquisa for Ten
  6. Ice Cream Social Skills
  7. Seafood Cocktail Party
  8. The Whole Tamalada
  9. Summer and Smoke
  10. Barbacoa Block Party
  11. Fiesta in the Fast Lane
  12. Tequila Flights and Bites
  13. Street Fare Tonight!

Season Seven

Directed by Scott Dummler, Luminair Film Productions, Inc.

  1. Tacos on Fire!
  2. Chiles Rellenos: The Stuff of Passion
  3. Guac on the Wild Side
  4. Salsas That Cook
  5. Triple Torta-Thon
  6. A Ceviche State of Mind
  7. The Soul of Mole
  8. The Case for Quesadillas
  9. Confessions of a Carnita-vore
  10. Tacos Hola!
  11. A Whole New Enchilada
  12. Chorizo Made Easy
  13. Liquid Gold

Season Eight

Directed by Scott Dummler, Luminair Film Productions, Inc.

  1. Mediterranean Baja
  2. Tijuana Taco Crawl
  3. Cooking on the Sea of Cortez
  4. Presenting World-Class Wines of Baja
  5. Eat Like a Local in Los Cabos
  6. From Lobster to Chocolate Clams: A Delicious Feast in Magdalena Bay
  7. Cooking in Wine Country
  8. Tijuana Round Table
  9. Extraordinarily Delicious Ensenada
  10. Mexican Microbrews and Pub Fare
  11. Sustainable Aquaculture in the Rich Waters of Ensenada
  12. Todos Santos Magic
  13. Baja Beach House Cooking

Season Nine

  1. Oaxaca's Most Magical Holiday
  2. Oaxaca’s Live-Fire Cooking
  3. Off the Beaten Path in Huatulco
  4. Artisan Mescal
  5. Oaxaca, The Land of Seven Moles
  6. Delicious Eco-Tourism
  7. The Kernel of Deliciousness
  8. Mercado Madness
  9. Oaxacan Cheese Primer
  10. Puerto Escondido: Living the Dream
  11. Chocolate & Coffee From Bean to Cup
  12. Bringing Oaxaca Home
  13. Oaxaca’s Top Chefs

Season Ten

  1. A Seafood Dream
  2. A Chef’s Path
  3. Island Time
  4. Under The Influence (of tacos)
  5. Mexico: It’s (a) Wine Country
  6. Artisanal Bread in Tortilla Land
  7. Shaking up the Margarita
  8. How to Feed A City
  9. A Passion for Cheese
  10. Market Inspirations, Local Genius
  11. Mexican Chocolate: The Next Chapter
  12. Building a World-Class Cuisine Starts with a Sound Foundation
  13. It All Begins with Beans

Season Eleven

  1. The Hunt for Caribbean lobster
  2. A Tour of Traditions
  3. Off the Beaten Path in Playa del Carmen
  4. Ceviches Gone Wild
  5. Cooking Like a Local
  6. Love of Live Fire Cooking
  7. Baking Up Comfort
  8. The Splendor of Yucatán’s Enchanting Markets
  9. A Place of Deeply Rooted Innovation
  10. Chocolate Dreams, Cacao Fantasies
  11. Dreaming of Sustainable Agriculture
  12. Pit Cooking, Sacred and Smoking
  13. Examining the Yucatán’s Abundant Natural Resources

Season Twelve

  1. A Tour of Tacos al Pastor
  2. Chilaquiles, Comforting and Classic
  3. Chocolate and Churros, Breakfast of Champions
  4. Teaching Tortilla Soup
  5. Picture-Perfect Pozole Party
  6. Beautifully Balanced Ceviche
  7. Tried & True Tamales
  8. Choosing Chilles Rellenos
  9. You Don't Know the Whole Enchilada
  10. Crispy Carnitas
  11. Always Time for Tacos
  12. All in for Albondigas
  13. Mole is Mexico's Mother Sauce
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