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Pati's Mexican Table

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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.

Pati and her family celebrate Thanksgiving in the Jinich house. Pati cooks for and hosts the Jinich family traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the essentials - turkey, stuffing, veggies, the works - all with a Mexican twist, of course.

WGBY 57/HD
Sat Mar 21st, 12:30pm

Altata is a small town on the coast of Sinaloa, about 45 miles west of Culiacan with stretches of beautiful beaches and delicious seafood at your fingertips. Pati visits with locals and chefs as this town embarks on a journey to reinvent itself from sleepy fishing village to first class tourist destination. Pati takes a boat ride to sample fresh oysters straight from the water. Then back on the mainland, she stops in restaurants serving up fresh fish, oysters and shrimp. In her kitchen, Pati prepares a seafood feast based on the beautiful waters of the Altata Bay

Pati takes a few classic American meals and gives them an exotic, yet homey, Mexican twist. Plus, take a look as Pati helps make, and then devours, one of Mexico's famed hot dogs at Richard's in Morelia. Recipe 1: Mac 'N Cheese Mexicano; Recipe 2: Chipotle Agave Chicken Wings; Recipe 3: Extreme Brownies with Caramelized Pecans.

Pati's three sons are in Mexico and Pati wants them to experience the essence of the Yucatan. First stop, they climb the ancient ruins of Uxmal and discover how advanced the ancient Maya civilizations were. After an exhaustive exploration, the boys cool off in one of the thousands of hidden cenotes (swimming holes). To fill their bellies, the boys eat the best tamales they have ever tasted and the regions signature dish, cochinita pibil, which uses the ancient technique of cooking the meat with heated rocks buried underground.

Aren't convents supposed to be austere, dull places? In Mexico, everything's a little more colorful - including the food of Catholic nuns. Delicious, labor-intensive mole is probably the most well-known food to come out of the convents, but Pati will explore some easier, but just as tasty recipes, including: Picadillo Empanadas of the Immaculate Conception; White Rice and Poblano Rajas Casserole; Almond and Porto Cake.

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