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Pati's Mexican Table Previous Broadcasts

Isla Mujeres Inspired (Episode #509H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 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.

Episode #605H

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Valladolid - A Day to Explore (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 3:30 PM

Pati shows us her favorite way to explore a city...without a plan, just following her nose. Today, she is in Valladolid, a city known to most as a stopover between Cancun and Merida, but this city has so much to explore, you will need a few days. Known for their smoked meats, try the local specialties lomitos de Valladolid and longaniza de Valladolid, explore the stunning churches, beautiful underground cenotes, and wander in and out of the local artisan's shops.

Izamal - Gold & God (Episode #507H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 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.

Campeche - Tale of a Pirate City (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 3:30 PM

Pati heads to the coastal city of Champoton, located an hour south of Campeche. She meets her friend Chachi at the local market to gather groceries for a family dinner at Hacienda Niop. After tasting their way through the market, they head to the hacienda to prepare the area's prized dishes pollo pibil, a gigantic tamale cooked underground and pan de cazon, a local version of lasagna made with shark, beans, and spicy tomato sauce.

Ancient Yucatan with My Boys (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 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.

Episode #604H

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Campeche - Tale of a Pirate City (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 3:30 PM

Pati heads to the coastal city of Champoton, located an hour south of Campeche. She meets her friend Chachi at the local market to gather groceries for a family dinner at Hacienda Niop. After tasting their way through the market, they head to the hacienda to prepare the area's prized dishes pollo pibil, a gigantic tamale cooked underground and pan de cazon, a local version of lasagna made with shark, beans, and spicy tomato sauce.

Sunday Family Food (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 3:30 PM

Join Pati as she explores Campeche, a bright beautiful colonial city defined by its history of piracy. The best place to gain an understanding in this vivacious fortified city is the market. Local gastronomic historian, Lolina Echeverria, unearths what makes Campeche so special, including tasting the best turkey panuchos in the Yucatan Peninsula. Pati also makes her way to the best restaurant in town, La Pigua to sample some of the regions treasures like pescado verde and grilled octopus.

Merida - Exploring with the Locals (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 3:30 PM

Sunday in Merida is a day not to miss. It's a joyous weekly celebration of food, dancing, and culture. Pati starts her day like most Meridians, at the market. After touring around and tasting the best lechon torta (slow cooked pork sandwich) in town, she takes in the sights of the Vaqueria dance in the main square. Merida en Domingo is incomplete without a family meal. Luckily, friend and chef Robert Solis of Nectar restaurant in Merida, invites Pati into his home for a traditional Sunday meal with the whole family.

Puebla: Food from a Colonial Jewel (Episode #211H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Travel with Pati to the state of Puebla to see why it isn't just the site of the legendary Cinco de Mayo battle - it's also home to some of Mexico's most luscious, delectable culinary treats. Creamy Poblano Soup; Chicken Tinga; Glazed Santa Clara Cookies.

Celestun - Coastal Cooking (Episode #503H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 3:30 PM

Pati's favorite way to experience a new place is on the arm of a local. Her good friend Pedro Evia, chef behind K'u'uk restaurant in Merida, accompanies Pati on one of his favorite day trips-to the coastal town of Celestun. Their adventure begins with a delicious breakfast complete with freshest seafood caught that morning. Then they take a boat ride to see the main attraction, the flamingos, hundreds of them. After that it's time to get to work. Pati and Pedro have a cookout right on the beach making a fresh ceviche and grilled fish with ingredients from the local market.

Episode #603H

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Merida - Exploring with the Locals (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 3:30 PM

Sunday in Merida is a day not to miss. It's a joyous weekly celebration of food, dancing, and culture. Pati starts her day like most Meridians, at the market. After touring around and tasting the best lechon torta (slow cooked pork sandwich) in town, she takes in the sights of the Vaqueria dance in the main square. Merida en Domingo is incomplete without a family meal. Luckily, friend and chef Robert Solis of Nectar restaurant in Merida, invites Pati into his home for a traditional Sunday meal with the whole family.

Chachi's Champoton Kitchen (Episode #501H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 3:30 PM

The Yucatan Peninsula is known for its vast jungles, underground cenotes, pristine beaches, ancient architecture and sensational food. With the help of local friends and chefs, Pedro Evia and David Cetina, Pati gets an inside look at Merida, the capital of Yucatan. Pati explores the forefronts of molecular gastronomy, botanas "bar snacks" like chaya empanadas filled with gooey Edam cheese at a cantina, family classics like mondongo stew at the market, and even foreign influences like Kibi. One thing is for sure, Merida is a food-lovers city.

Baked! (Episode #412H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 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.

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