Maya/Zengo/Tamaya/Pampano - New York/Denver/Washington, D.C./San Francisco/Dubai; La Mesa Alta Farm - Michoacan, Mexico In this episode filmed amidst the scenic volcanoes and villages of Central Mexico, famed American chef Richard Sandoval and his 9-year-old son Gian Carlo venture to the chef's birthplace to find the indigenous ingredients that inspired a budding four-star chef several decades ago. Their travels take them through ancient villages and dramatic landscapes; they even saddle up for a horse ride to the top of a volcano for an understanding of where this region gets its rich soil. Back down in the valley where the lush green canopy of the avocado cools the air, they get their hands on "green gold," aka the Hass avocado. Some of the trees are over 300 years old, and young Gian Carlo doesn't hesitate to climb them for a better view and an opportunity to snack on the delicious fruit. Back on solid ground, Chef Sandoval samples the avocado for inspiration and offers unique recipe ideas. Throughout this story, the natural beauty of Mexico shines on father and son as they celebrate the folklore, gastronomy and traditions of this majestic region. Recipes: Guacamole "Gian Carlo Style"; Piramide de Res; Citrus Ceviche and Avocado.