Eva Longoria Explores Mexico’s Culinary Traditions in First “Searching for Mexico” Trailer

published Feb 17, 2023
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Eva Longoria attends the Elie Saab Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France
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“The people here are so secure in who they are and where they come from,” said actress Eva Longoria when discussing the people of Mexico in the trailer for her new show Searching for Mexico. Unlike ethnically homogenous countries, America’s strength stems from the fact that despite our ethnic diversity, we are all bound by the aspirational idea of America. Honoring your ancestral roots while celebrating the fact that you are an American is a unique aspect of life in the United States — and that’s what the Mexican-American actress’ new show highlights. 

Conceived as a spin-off of Stanley Tucci’s recently canceled Searching for Italy, where he set out to celebrate his Italian roots by visiting all 20 regions of Italy, the Desperate Housewives star will similarly explore the rich culinary history of Mexico’s 32 states. And, in the process, learn about her family’s connections to the country. Searching for Mexico will also highlight Mexico’s status as a food destination by featuring talented chefs in the region.  

Each episode will follow the Texas-born star as she tastes chocolate mole in Oaxaca — the epicenter of the Latin chocolate trade — and treks the same streets of Veracruz as her ancestor, Lorenzo Longoria, did 400 years prior. It’s this blend of personal and historical experiences that makes this show must-see tv for food and history lovers alike. 

The news of Eva’s new show comes after Tucci revealed this past December that CNN would be pulling the plug on all original programming, leaving his hit show in limbo after two successful seasons. While it’s not clear whether Searching for Mexico will only get a one-season run, here’s hoping that if it does end up in the same boat as Tucci’s show, another streaming service will pick both up to continue the groundbreaking stories.  

The new series — which sees both Stanley Tucci and Eva Longoria share executive producer credits — will get an initial six-part run and premieres Sunday, March 26 at 10 p.m. ET on CNN. And for the time being, you can catch up on Searching for Italy on Discovery+.

Watch the trailer for Searching for Mexico here.