Pati's Mexican Table
This series 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 also a chef, cooking teacher, food writer and mother of 3 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 US.
Pati's Mexican Table Previous Broadcasts
Izamal - Gold & God (Episode #507H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Izamal is a stunning city whose buildings are all painted the same golden hue. At its center is an enormous and impressive Franciscan monastery built right on top of ancient ruins of a Mayan temple. Pati explores this beautiful city, tasting the local flavors like venison tacos and poc chuc. The city is also filled with artisans creating hammocks, woven sisal baskets, and papier mache decorations. Pati meets Esteban, a jeweler, who shows her how he makes the most elegant jewelry from plants growing right in his backyard, a perfect souvenir to bring home.
Isla Mujeres Inspired (Episode #509H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Isla Mujeres is a beautiful, peaceful paradise just across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun Mexico. Known for beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and the friendliest locals in the Mexican Caribbean, Isla Mujeres has become a haven for people from all over the world. Pati takes a day to explore this gorgeous island and try the local delicacy, tikin xic, fish marinated in a thick red sauce diluted with the juice of sour oranges and spices and wrapped in banana leaves for cooking.
Ancient Yucatan with My Boys (Episode #506H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Pati's three sons are in Mexico and Pati wants them to experience the essence of the Yucatan. First stop, they climb the ancient ruins of Uxmal and discover how advanced the ancient Maya civilizations were. After an exhaustive exploration, the boys cool off in one of the thousands of hidden cenotes (swimming holes). To fill their bellies, the boys eat the best tamales they have ever tasted and the regions signature dish, cochinita pibil, which uses the ancient technique of cooking the meat with heated rocks buried underground.