Acclaimed chef Aaron Sanchez is making his first foray into Spanish-language television with "Aaron Loves New York," which premieres next week on the lifestyle cable network Utilisima.

The owner of New York's Centrico Restaurant and Tacombi will prepare dishes with "people I admire" and take viewers on visits to iconic spots in the Big Apple, where Sanchez grew up.

"It's a learning process for me as well. I'm the expert, but there are also other experts who inspire me," he said in an interview with Efe.

"(Viewers) will see my favorite places, where I like to get the ingredients, where I go to eat, the farmers market in Union Square," Sanchez said. "In Spanish Harlem I visited a butcher's shop, a bakery and La Marqueta."

"I want the people of Latin America to get to know me, what my path has been," said Sanchez, already known to English-speaking audiences through his two hit series on the Food Network: "Heat Seekers" and "Chopped."

Each of the 13 initial episodes has a theme, including a look at Cuban music and cuisine with singer David Oquendo and members of his Raices Habaneras band.

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