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
Backyard Picnic (Episode #413H)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 12, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Pati is throwing a picnic for family and friends in her backyard. She'll make some of her favorite "picnic foods" and serve everyone outside picnic-style. It also happens to be her husband Dany's birthday, so a big surprise is in store!
Recipes: Crazy Sandwich with Chicken, Refried Beans, Plantain and Avocado; Potato and Poblano Rajas Salad; Mango Puff; Grapefruit and Guava Spritzer with Agave.
Baked! (Episode #412H)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Mexican cuisine is chock-full of grilled, roasted, fried and frozen recipes, but for those looking to expand their repertoire with some baked recipes, this episode is for you! Today, Pati's Mexican Table becomes Pati's Mexican Bakery with a variety of simple recipes - all of which bake right in the oven.
Recipes: Baked Egg Casserole; Salsa Ranchera; Dulce de Leche (Cajeta) and Pecan Cinnamon Rolls; Baked Fruit Mixiote.
Mexican-Style Kids' Party (Episode #205H)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Fun, kid-friendly and (mostly!) finger food that you'd find at a children's party in Mexico, adapted for American parties at home. A special guest shows up to make dessert! Crazy Corn; Chicken Flautas; Chocolate and Cajeta Cupcakes.
Tequila! (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
This episode puts a twist on tequila by using it in a number of tasty, savory and sweet recipes sure to impress special guests. A noted mixologist shows Pati how to make a unique cocktail, and she uses tequila to ignite a main dish. Ancho Chile and Orange Juice Tequila Chaser (Sangrita); Fresh Jicama and Orange Pico de Gallo; Tequila, Mexican Cream and Chipotle Shrimp; Derek Brown's Cocktail; Coffee Flan with Tequila Whipped Cream.
School Lunch with a Mexican Twist (Episode #202H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
The same foods that parents pack into a hearty school lunch in Mexico are perfect for school lunchtime in America. These dishes are so tasty and filling, even grownups will want to take them to work! Street-Style Cut-Up Fruits and Vegetables; Ham and Cheese Torta Sandwiches; Juju's Birthday Cake (with a Brownie Twist).
Family Favorites (Episode #411H)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 5, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Every family has passed-down recipes, and Pati's family is certainly no exception. Food has always been a central part of her family life, both while she was growing up and today with her own family. She'll show us a couple recipes that were passed down to her, as well as the one recipe that always makes her own family happy - the recipe that she hopes to pass down to her sons. Also, meet Pati's mom and sister, Sharon, as Pati joins them for lunch at one of their favorite restaurants in Mexico City.
Recipes: Chile Rellenos; Salsa Roja (Red Sauce); Drunken Rice with Chicken; Meringue Cake with Whipped Cream and Strawberries.
Modern Mexico (Episode #410H)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 3, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Mexican cuisine is full of long-standing traditional recipes and techniques. But there are many chefs bringing new ideas to the table, giving a modern twist to Mexican cooking. In this episode, Pati meets two chefs in Mexico City who are putting modern spins on this age-old cuisine. She then taps into that creativity to show us her ideas for how we can "modernize" our Mexican kitchen.
Recipes: Boston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing, Candied Pineapple & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds; Beef and Veggie Mole Stew; Chocolate Hibiscus Cookies; Hibiscus Flowers and Hibiscus Tea.
Easy Comfort Food (Episode #204H)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Simple, easy, home-style cuisine that you'd find in just about any Mexican home, recreated for the American kitchen. This meal was Pati's favorite "everyday" meal growing up in Mexico, and one she regularly makes for her own family today. She's proud to share the steps so that you can enjoy it, too! Dressed-up Chicken Milanesa; Chayote Squash and Pickled Onion Salad; Chunky Chipotle Mashed Potatoes.