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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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.

  • 2018-11-18T01:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2018-11-25T01:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2018-11-29T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-16T01:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2018-12-02T01:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2018-12-06T03:00:00-08:00
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Los Cabos By Land & Sea

Along with Chef Guillermo Gomez of Cabo's luxurious Esperanza Hotel, Pati sets out into the Sea of Cortez to reel in the catch-of-the-day that they will later grill up beachside.

  • 2018-12-09T01:30:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2018-12-13T03:00:00-08:00
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