Essentials of Mexican Cooking (DVD)


Experience the true flavors of Mexico in the comfort of your home.

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What You Get

  • DVD with 5 video lessons, PLUS 2 bonus lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including 15 recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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Class Overview

Cook authentic Mexican cuisine at home with renowned chef Rick Bayless! Join Rick in his Chicago home kitchen, where he’ll share the traditional cooking techniques you need to make his favorite, flavor-packed dishes — from salsas, guacamole and ceviche to tacos, tamales and even a classic mole. If you’re looking for the ultimate Mexican cooking class, this is it!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Tacos: Tortillas & Salsas
Meet culinary expert Rick Bayless and start class by learning to make corn tortillas, plus three of Rick's most popular salsas, including green tomatillo; red chile and tomatillo; and roasted tomato with green chile.
2. Tacos: Fillings
3. Guacamole & Ceviche
4. Tamales Two Ways
5. Classic Red Mole With Turkey
6. Bonus: The Perfect Margarita
7. Bonus: Knife Skills for Mexican Cooking

Recommended with this product

  • Standard kitchen implements: pots, pans, baking dishes, mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, heat-proof spatula, whisk

Taught by

Rick Bayless
Rick Bayless
Rick Bayless is an award-winning chef, teacher, restaurateur, best-selling author and TV personality, specializing in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. He has published nine cookbooks, including "Mexican Kitchen," winner of the 1996 Julia Child IACP Cookbook of the Year award, and "Mexico: One Plate at a Time," which won the James Beard Best International Cookbook of the Year award in 2001. Rick also owns a number of successful restaurants, including Chicago's Frontera Grill, which inspired his popular line of salsas and sauces. In 2009 he was the winner of Bravo TV's "Top Chef Masters," and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2012 for his longstanding PBS series, "Mexico: One Plate at a Time."

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