Heavenly Bites: Mexico season 1 review – an enjoyable food trip

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: January 20, 2022
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Netflix reality series Heavenly Bites: Mexico season 1


A vulgar Mexican food trip, which explores identity and the importance of experimentation.

Netflix reality series Heavenly Bites: Mexico season 1 was released on the streaming service on January 20, 2022.

Netflix reality series Heavenly Bites: Mexico is an exploration of various foods across the country. Various people associated with this food business come to share their thoughts about these foods from their popularity, inception and the experiments they conduct to make the foods awesome for the customers. The recurring theme of experimentation can be noticed throughout the series. These people (food vendors or restaurant owners) had taken the step to take their different visions to come to the reality of the plate. Without any hesitation, they became bold to try something new and got positive responses from the customers. And those experimentations became their trademarks and now they became the celebrities of their neighbourhood.

The series captures their journeys by giving them the chance to talk about their business with the food. Throughout the six episodes, how a single dish can be different with different perspectives is vividly explored. And with different perspectives, the food fits into different cultural heritage. From south to north or east or west, these foods from all over Mexico become the identity of the food vendors as well as the customers who consume them.

Also, the series consults with various health experts to comment on these foods. They share their valuable thoughts on that. And, sadly most cases they talk worriedly about these finger-licking delicious foods. Often loaded with a bunch of calories and are made completely vulgar, the foods may seem sufficient to satisfy your gluttony, but the after-effects can be hazardous.

But also another thing I think the makers want to highlight with the series. That is the true internal expression of these creators with their foods. For example in episode five, we come to see Camila Garcia, a trans woman, who makes rainbow ‘conchas’, a special bun. She makes rainbow conchas not to make the bun look great but to make a stand for the LGBTQ community. Also, there are several vendors, who belong to the working-class people, who work with the passion to serve people and express themselves with that.

Though this food porn is not quite my forte as I am not that much of a foody myself, it is an enjoyable ride. And if you want to explore new foods, you can give it a shot.

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