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Brunch at the Jinich House

Breakfast is Mexico's favorite meal, and it's also the Jinich family's favorite! It's Sunday, and Pati is up early in the kitchen as the rest of the family sleeps in. She's hard at work creating a full, three-course menu of some of her family's preferred Mexican breakfast dishes to enjoy 'round the table on a lazy morning. Recipe 1: Cafe de Olla: Spiced Sweet Mexican Coffee; Recipe 2: Mexican-Style Gravlax with Cilantro and Tequila; Recipe 3: Huevos Rancheros with Calabacitas (Zucchini); Recipe 4: Caballeros Pobres: Yucatan-Style French Toast.

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Backyard Picnic

Pati is throwing a picnic for family and friends in her backyard. She'll make some of her favorite "picnic foods" and serve everyone outside picnic-style. It also happens to be her husband Dany's birthday, so a big surprise is in store! Recipe 1: Crazy Sandwich with Chicken, Refried Beans, Plantain and Avocado; Recipe 2: Potato and Poblano Rajas Salad; Recipe 3: Mango Puff; Recipe 4: Grapefruit and Guava Spritzer with Agave.

  • 2020-03-29T02:00:00-07:00
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Chachi's Champoton Kitchen

Pati heads to the coastal city of Champoton, located an hour south of Campeche. She meets her friend Chachi at the local market to gather groceries for a family dinner at Hacienda Niop. After tasting their way through the market, they head to the hacienda to prepare the area's prized dishes Pollo Pibil, a gigantic tamale cooked underground and pan de cazon, a local version of lasagna made with shark, beans, and spicy tomato sauce.

  • 2020-04-05T02:00:00-07:00
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Merida - Exploring with the Locals

The Yucatan Peninsula is known for its vast jungles, underground cenotes, pristine beaches, ancient architecture and sensational food. With the help of local friends and chefs, Pedro Evia and David Cetina, Pati gets an inside look at Merida, the capital of Yucatan. Pati explores the forefronts of molecular gastronomy, botanas "bar snacks" like chaya empanadas filled with gooey Edam cheese at a cantina, family classics like mondongo stew at the market, and even foreign influences like Kibi. One thing is for sure, Merida is a food-lovers city.

  • 2020-04-12T02:00:00-07:00
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Celestun - Coastal Cooking

Pati's favorite way to experience a new place is on the arm of a local. Her good friend Pedro Evia, chef behind K'u'uk restaurant in Merida, accompanies Pati on one of his favorite day trips-to the coastal town of Celestun. Their adventure begins with a delicious breakfast complete with freshest seafood caught that morning. Then they take a boat ride to see the main attraction, the flamingos, hundreds of them. After that it's time to get to work. Pati and Pedro have a cookout right on the beach making a fresh ceviche and grilled fish with ingredients from the local market.

  • 2020-04-19T02:00:00-07:00
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Sunday Family Food

Sunday in Merida is a day not to miss. It is a joyous weekly celebration of food, dancing, and culture. Pati starts her day like most Meridians, at the market. After touring around and tasting the best lechon torta (slow cooked pork sandwich) in town, she takes in the sights of the Vaqueria dance in the main square. Merida en Domingo is incomplete without a family meal. Luckily, friend and chef Robert Solis of Nectar restaurant in Merida, invites Pati into his home for a traditional Sunday meal with the whole family.

  • 2020-04-26T02:00:00-07:00
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