pati jinich

"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.

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History of Oaxaca Cuisine

The history of Oaxaca cuisine from pre-Hispanic origins, to the introduction of Spanish techniques, and modern day movements. Featuring ancestral recipes at the local market; eating traditional Oaxaca recipes with a modern twist; and preparing vegetarian dishes. Recipes include sweet potato and black bean tamales; and avocado, watercress and pecan salad.

  • 2020-10-22T09:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-22T15:30:00-07:00
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Pati's Mexican Table

  • 2020-10-23T03:00:00-07:00
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A Queen in the Land of the Gods

A visit to the small town of Teotitlan de Valle to meet cook Abigail Mendoza. Abigail shares her dedication to preserving the pre-Hispanic techniques and recipes of her Zapotec ancestors. Recipes include Oaxacan chicken with oregano and garlic; grilled corn salad; and burnt milk ice cream with animal crackers.

  • 2020-10-24T09:30:00-07:00
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The Mezcal Trail

The best mezcal in all of Mexico is explored. Featuring a small family-run operation; and learning how mezcal is made. Recipes include Mexican steak salad and Oaxacan sours.

  • 2020-10-29T09:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-29T15:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-10-30T03:00:00-07:00
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From Pueblo to City

Pati spends a day with one of Oaxaca’s best-known chefs and owner of Casa Oaxaca, Alex Ruiz. Alex takes Pati on a personal journey through his favorite market and family farm, showing her the Oaxaca that he knows and loves. In her kitchen, Pati creates some family friendly recipes inspired by her day with Alex and serves them to her son Juju.

  • 2020-10-31T09:30:00-07:00
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Pati's Mexican Table

  • 2020-11-06T02:00:00-08:00
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Pati's Mexican Table

  • 2020-11-13T02:00:00-08:00
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Pati's Mexican Table

  • 2020-11-20T02:00:00-08:00
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