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One Day in Oaxaca

How to get the most out of one day in the city of Oaxaca. Featuring the top sights; lunch at a local market; and a taste of the restaurant scene. Recipes include tasajo torta with smokey guacamole; nopalitos salad with pickled chipotle; and natilla with fresh berries.

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New York

Pati is invited to cook a special Cinco de Mayo dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York, then she visits three Mexican-American chefs in the city who are using food as a way of pursuing their dreams in America, creating their own successful businesses, and honoring traditional Mexican recipes and ingredients.

  • 2019-06-16T02:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-06-20T04:00:00-07:00
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Photographic Food Memories

Friends and family always tell Pati she has an extraordinary photographic food memory, so she decides to recreate some of her most favorite food memories in her own kitchen and give the stories behind the dishes.

  • 2019-06-23T02:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-06-27T04:00:00-07:00
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Mex'd Up American Regional Favorites

Pati's passion for travel doesn't stop with Mexico, she also has a soft spot for her travels in the USA. She'll put her Mexican spin on some regional American favorites to surprise her three sons.

  • 2019-06-30T02:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-07-04T04:00:00-07:00
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Born in the Kitchen

Pati travels to Mexico City to reconnect with her father and help him cook one of her favorite childhood meals: Huevos a la Mexicana. Back in her own kitchen, she'll use that visit as inspiration to cook a few dishes that she remembers fondly from childhood, and then passes on the tradition by cooking dessert with her youngest son, Juju. Recipe 1: Shredded Flank Steak with Potatoes in Green Salsa; Recipe 2: Mexican Rice with Prawns; Recipe 3: Orange Vanilla Flan.

  • 2019-07-07T02:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-07-11T04:00:00-07:00
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