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Pati's Mexican Table

Pati's Mexican Table

PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE brings authentic Mexican flavors, colors, textures and warmth into American kitchens. A former policy analyst focused on Latin American politics and history, Pati Jinich is a chef, cooking teacher, food writer and mother of three whose true passion lies in sharing the tastes of her childhood and culinary adventures in her native country. In each episode, Pati embarks upon an exciting and entertaining journey, where each dish serves as a point of departure into Mexico's rich history and culture, Pati's personal experiences, and her ongoing conversations with cooks in both Mexico and the United States. Each half-hour highlights a singular Mexican food - from familiar ingredients like vanilla, avocado and chorizo to the mysterious grains used by the Aztecs and the adventurous and trendy cuisine found across Mexico today. From traditional takes on tomatillos to modern spins on huevos rancheros, Pati inspires viewers to make great Mexican dishes in their own homes.

Latest Episodes

A tasty look at the way French cuisine has historically influenced modern Mexican cooking, and simple techniques any American cook can manage with impressive results. Snapper in a Poblano Chile Sauce; Blissful Corn Torte; Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans.

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Sat Nov 30th, 12:30pm

Pati visits Culiacan, the capital of the state of Sinaloa. Founded in 1531, Culiacan is the center of trade for produce, meat, and fish and the locals pride themselves on the produce cultivated from the land and nearby sea. Pati's guide is celebrated chef and culinary ambassador Miguel Taniyama. Miguel gives Pati a local's tour of the best markets, street food stands, and restaurants, meeting friends and family along the way. In her kitchen, Pati creates recipes inspired by the experience.

A Mexican brunch is the perfect way to ease into the weekend. This episode will look at what a late breakfast/early lunch in Mexico might look like and what recipes you can prepare in your own home. Those will include: Rabo de Mestiza: Poached Eggs in a Tomato and Poblano Rajas Sauce; Refried Beans and Cheese Chimichangas; Garibaldis: Vanilla Pound Cakes with Lime-Apricot Glaze and Sprinkles.

Pati travels to the small town of Teotitlan de Valle to meet with one of the best cooks in Oaxaca, Abigail Mendoza. Abigail is opening her home to show Pati her dedication to preserving the pre-Hispanic techniques and recipes of her Zapotec ancestors. Back in Pati's kitchen, her experience with Abigail inspires recipes that feature few ingredients used in rustic Oaxacan ways, including chicken with oregano and garlic, grilled corn salad, and burnt milk ice cream. Oaxacan chicken with oregano and garlic; Grilled corn salad; Burnt milk ice cream with animal crackers.

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Sat Nov 16th, 12:30pm

Sinaloa's premiere resort town claims 13-miles of beautiful Pacific coastline with boardwalks and pristine streets lined with brightly-colored homes and some of the best restaurants in Mexico. But Mazatlan has overcome a troubling and complicated history to become Sinaloa's number one destination. In this episode, Pati meets up with two close friends, chefs Luis Osuna and Zahie Tellez, both of whom witnessed the evolution of Mazatlan firsthand.

Pati is vacationing in San Miguel de Allende, which has lots of opportunities for rest and relaxation, but today she is here for one thing - FOOD! From street food to fine dining, San Miguel has always been one of Mexico's top culinary destinations. Pati is going to show us the highlights of the food scene, then she'll head back to the kitchen to cook up recipes that reflect the region. Recipe 1: Fish with Plums, Pasilla and Tequila; Recipe 2: Orange Blossom Rice with Pepitas; Recipe 3: Chardonnay Mango Pecan Tart.

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