Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico on SBS – Mexico is one of the most magical places on earth, where ancient meets modern to create something totally unique.

Award-winning actress, producer, director and activist Eva Longoria is proud of her Mexican roots and deeply connected to the country she calls her second home.

In this six-episode series, Eva explores the lands of her ancestors to see how Mexico’s rich culture, landscape and history have helped shape its cuisine, loved the world over.

Executive produced by Stanley Tucci, Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico takes us on a journey through incredible produce, age-old rituals and some of the world’s top restaurants, where we’ll discover that the heart of Mexico is in its food.

Season One, Episode Two: Yucatan

Eva travels to the eastern edge of Mexico, to the lush jungles of Yucatan State, home of the ancient Maya. Here there is a fierce pride in that ancestry which permeates every local custom and dish.

Even top chef Roberto Solis’ cutting edge black recado tasting menu pays homage to the Maya spice mix. But the people of Yucatan will not be hurried: dishes like the famous cochinita pibil, or marinated pork, is cooked underground for eight hours.

But when the Maya took hundreds of years to build their pyramids, surely, they must be right? The Yucatecans believe that all good things take time.

Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico – New Season Premiere – Thursday, 31 August at 8.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (6 Parts)

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Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico on SBS