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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Loreto: Baja's Hidden Gem

One of Baja's best-kept secrets, Pati virtually steps back in time in Loreto, a small town on the Gulf of California with a rich history and one-of-a-kind dishes only found here.

  • 2018-10-18T04:00:00-07:00
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Ensenada's Epic Seafood

Pati eats her way through the port of Ensenada, a hub for seafood exportation where fresh fish is everywhere you look. She also visits the oldest bar in Baja, and originator of the margarita, Hussongs.

  • 2018-10-21T02:30:00-07:00
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LA Paz: The Heart of Baja Sur

In the crystal clear waters off Baja Sur's breathtaking capital, La Paz, Pati swims with whale sharks, then satiates the appetite she worked up with some must-eat local food.

  • 2018-10-25T04:00:00-07:00
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Baja Breakfast

In Valle De Guadalupe, Pati visits one of the legendary cooks in the area, Dona Esthela, whose restaurant is known for serving up one of the tastiest breakfasts in the world.

  • 2018-10-28T02:30:00-07:00
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Road Trippin' with Javier Plascencia

One of the region's most celebrated chefs, Javier Plascencia, gives Pati a tour of the Baja he knows and loves before they make their way to his newest restaurant, Jazamango.

  • 2018-11-01T04:00:00-07:00
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Mexican Wine Country

People are traveling from all over the world to discover the new and exciting wine region of Valle de Guadalupe, where Pati samples some of the local wine varietals and catches up with old friends at one of the Valle's oldest wineries.

  • 2018-11-04T01:30:00-08:00
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The Godmother of Cabo Cuisine

Pati spends the day in Los Cabos with local legend Edith Jimenez, who worked her way up from waitress to living out her dream of owning the restaurant. Edith uses recipes from locals to preserve the area's culture and history, so she takes Pati to the small town of Miraflores to experience the traditional dishes for herself.

  • 2018-11-08T03:00:00-08:00
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