Miriam Peraza welcomed our group with open arms for breakfast on the last day of our trip to the Yucatan. First thing at the table was a smoothie of chaya, to give us the good energy. Panuchos and motulenos arrived shortly thereafter. I have never had huevos motulenos as good as this, and Miriam went the extra mile to give us the background of the dish.
Miriam went above and beyond making us a brasso de reina (“arm of the queen,”) a giant tamal traditional cooked buried under coal and earth. It was unreal. Chef Rick met with the local press and announced that the next season of Mexico: One Plate at a Time will be focused entirely on the cuisine of the Yucatan, and will begin filming in 2016.
I had to read about it on the internet later on: at that moment all I cared about was Chef Miriam’s delicious breakfast!