The kitchen is my favorite place in any home. I don't care how pretty it is, if it has the latest gadgets or if it is bigger than a three-car garage. The kitchen is where magic happens.
So when I heard that an amazing magician named Rick Bayless would be doing a cooking demonstration Thursday at the Macy's Home Store, I could hardly contain myself.
Bayless' focus for the demonstration was commemorating events Mexican style, which matches perfectly with his newest book, "Fiesta at Rick's." The audience sipped on Rick's Favorite Summer Soft Drink, also known as agua fresca veraniega, while he talked about why celebrating is the theme of "Fiesta."
Growing up as the fourth generation in a restaurant family, the farthest from his Oklahoma home he'd traveled was Texas and Kansas — that is until he was 14. That year, he got to plan the entire family vacation. He wanted to go somewhere where they spoke another language. Next stop: Mexico City.