In this episode, Rick heads to the Mexican capital - a melting pot that encapsulates a country that, despite its narrow stature, crosses three time zones. For that simple reason, locals casually refer to the city as 'Mexico', and not much has changed to the food that fed the Aztecs. Scenes captured by Diego Rivera in his murals come alive in the city's markets, while working men's taverns still offer pulque, the alco-pop of the ancients. Heading south from the capital, Rick travels to the city of Puebla, which conjures up images of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. It is a city with impressive European architecture, talavera pottery and the home of mole, Mexico's famous meat stew. Finally, Rick travels to the deserts of Oaxaca, where mezcal, one of the country's most iconic drinks, is produced.