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Tijuana: Stories from the Border

Life on the border is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines that creates a unique culinary scene like no other, and Pati dives deep to get the real story of what life and food are like on the border.

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2020-09-04T00:00:00-07:00

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Pati's Mexican Table

Founded in 1594, Mocorito is a quiet, colorful colonial town known for one of Sinaloa's most beloved recipes: a slow-simmered pork dish called chilorio. Pati visits the home of Victoria Gonzalez, a cook known for having one of the best chilorio recipes in town. Then Pati goes with Victoria to visit her sister, Fabiola, who just happens to live right down the street and specialize in another Sinaloan classic, jamoncillo - a soft, sweet candy that is made only of sugar and milk.

  • 2019-12-06T02:00:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2019-12-08T01:00:00-08:00
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Pati's Mexican Table

Celestino Gasca didn't exist until about 30 years ago. Now, this rural seaside town is becoming a vacation destination due to its magnificent untouched beaches and idyllic surfing conditions. Pati meets with local restaurant owner Carmen and helps her cook one of Sinaloa's most iconic recipes: pescado zarandeado. Then, she travels 30 minutes south to the tiny fishing village of Las Barras, where she meets a fisherman who catches percebes, a tiny crustacean considered a delicacy in the region.

  • 2019-12-13T02:00:00-08:00
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Mexitalian!

Pati has tons of fun in her kitchen creating a full menu featuring the perfect blend of Italian and Mexican cuisines, two styles that have managed to mingle in Mexican homes for centuries. Recipe 1: Fish over Fennel Salad with a Jalapeno and Olive Salsa; Recipe 2: Guajillo & Garlic Pasta; Recipe 3: Cucumber Martini.

  • 2019-12-15T01:00:00-08:00
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A Day In Sinaloa's Countryside

Known as "Mexico's Bread Basket," Sinaloa produces about 40 percent of the meat and produce consumed in all of Mexico. In this episode Pati travels the countryside - to farms and fisheries to get an up-close look at the wealth of resources Sinaloa has to offer. She visits a dairy farm known for its fresh cheese, tours a high-tech produce farm, and gets a fresh-water fishing lesson from a master fisherman. In her kitchen, Pati cooks recipes inspired by the farm-fresh bounty of Sinaloa.

  • 2019-12-20T02:00:00-08:00
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Pati invites a few of her girlfriends over for a much needed "girls' night in." But these girls are here to GRILL! Grilling isn't just a guy thing - Pati's got a great outdoor grill, and she's gonna put it to work by cooking up a mouth-watering menu of Mexican food with a BBQ twist. One of Pati's sisters shows up to help her mix some drinks too! Recipe 1: Honey Chipotle Ribs; Recipe 2: Spinning Top Cocktail; Recipe 3: Mango Guacamole with Grilled Tortilla Wedges; Recipe 4: Grilled Romaine & Red Bell Peppers with Ancho Chile Vinaigrette & Cheese.

  • 2019-12-22T01:00:00-08:00
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