Series 1 · Episode 1
Rick starts his journey in San Francisco, tasting legendary dishes like the hangtown fry - oyster pancake; a dish that can trace its origins to the California gold rush, which created the most famous Chinatown in the world.
Series 1 · Episode 2
Rick Stein continues travelling down the Californian coastline immortalised by Steinbeck, past citrus groves, vineyards that inspired one of his favourite movies, Sideways, and into the city of dreams, Los Angeles.
Series 1 · Episode 3
Rick enjoys a hearty steak and eggs and bids a fond farewell to his trusty Ford Mustang as he heads across what is reputed to be the busiest border crossing in the world - San Diego to Tijuana - to begin his Mexican adventures.
Series 1 · Episode 4
Leaving the Baja Peninsula, Rick explores the western mainland. He lands in Guadalajara, the town that placed tequila on the world map and the metropolis that gave us mariachis and dishes like chilli con carne.
Series 1 · Episode 5
Rick heads to Mexico City and visits the Chinampas - floating vegetable gardens found in the criss-crossing intersections of canals to the south of the city. They are an inspiration to the city's top chefs.
Series 1 · Episode 6
For Mexicans, their most revered dishes come from the south and their Mecca is undeniably Oaxaca, where locals still dress in traditional costume, bringing to life the enduring descriptions of writers like D H Lawrence.
Series 1 · Episode 7
Rick Stein's journey begins to draw to a close as he heads east from Oaxaca to the Yucatan Peninsula. It's here that they feast on the hottest chilli of them all, the habanero, and give slow food a new meaning.