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CROSSING SOUTH: Baja Med Cuisine

Airs Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. & Friday, May 29 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, June 1 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

Host Jorge Meraz makes fire in the kitchen at El Esperanza restaurant, while ...

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Above: Host Jorge Meraz makes fire in the kitchen at El Esperanza restaurant, while cooking together with chef Miguel Angel who founded Baja Med Cuisine. Valle de Guadalupe, Baja Calif.

On this episode, we take a personal tour with chef Miguel Angel Guerrero, the founder of the Baja Med Cuisine movement.

Today we find ourselves in the Valle de Guadalupe at La Esperanza restaurant. It is the fourth restaurant of chef Miguel Angel Guerrero who invented the “Baja Med Cuisine'' or Baja Mediterranean.

Our first step is to go hunt for the quail we are going to prepare. Next we prepare the sea bass the chef caught the day before.

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Host Jorge Meraz (right) carves up a fish with chef Miguel Angel Guerrero at La Esperanza restaurant. Valle de Guadalupe, Baja Calif.

Jorge is excited as he hangs out in the kitchen and learns all the special techniques of this seasoned chef. No secrets are withheld from the camera, not even grandma’s secret chocolate sauce recipe.

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Host Jorge Meraz learns cooking tips with chef Miguel Angel at La Esperanza restaurant. Valle de Guadalupe, Baja Calif.

Finally comes the tasting, the moment all the hard work pays off.

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CROSSING SOUTH: Baja Med Cuisine

Join Chef Miguel Angel Guerrero on a tour of El Esperanza, a restaurant known in all of Mexico for its delicious Baja Mediterranean Cuisine or "Baja Med Cuisine" for short. Jorge learns just how fresh the food is when he joins Miguel on a quail hunting trip.

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About The Series:

CROSSING SOUTH is a travel show that explores Tijuana and Northern Baja. Bilingual travel companion and host, Jorge Meraz, takes you on a journey and demystifies the area. Get to know the people, vernacular, foods, customs and places frequented by the locals.


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