When I travel, I always head straight for the produce markets. It’s because I love seeing what’s growing, what people are eating, and I also love the buzz and bustle of market life. Mexican markets are so incredibly energetic: noisy, busy, fragrant, intense! I knew I needed an expert by my side to help me understand what I was seeing, smelling and tasting at Coyoacan Market in Mexico City – there are thousands of indigenous Mexican herbs, for a start! – so I enlisted the help of top Mexican chef Edgar Nunez.
Join us as we explore moles, pepians and mushrooms, eat tortillas and carnitas and drink delicious goblets of juice, chat about huitlacoche, a crazy fungus that inhabits corn, and collect a sugar skull with my name on it. We then head back to Sud 777, Edgar’s fine dining restaurant to cook up some of the beautiful produce we’ve purchased.