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: Wed, Jun 29, 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.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Episode #312H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Pati invites a few of her girlfriends over for a much needed "girls' night in." But these girls are here to grill! Grilling isn't just a guy thing - Pati's got a great outdoor grill, and she's gonna put it to work by cooking up a mouth-watering menu of Mexican food with a BBQ twist. One of Pati's sisters shows up to help her mix some drinks too! Recipe 1: Honey Chipotle Ribs; Recipe 2: Spinning Top Cocktail; Recipe 3: Mango Guacamole with Grilled Tortilla Wedges; Recipe 4: Grilled Romaine & Red Bell Peppers with Ancho Chile Vinaigrette & Cheese.
Baked! (Episode #412H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 24, 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.
Family Favorites (Episode #411H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 22, 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.
Mexitalian! (Episode #311H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Pati has tons of fun in her kitchen creating a full menu featuring the perfect blend of Italian and Mexican cuisines, two styles that have managed to mingle in Mexican homes for centuries. Recipe 1: Fish over Fennel Salad with a Jalapeno and Olive Salsa; Recipe 2: Guajillo & Garlic Pasta; Recipe 3: Cucumber Martini. a??
Modern Mexico (Episode #410H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 17, 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.
Sami's Big Day (Episode #409H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
This show is all about Pati's middle son, Sami. Being stuck in the middle of first born, Alan, and Mr. Personality himself, Juju, isn't always easy for Sami. Every once in a while, Pati likes to give Sami a day all to himself, and he'll help her as she cooks his absolute favorite foods!
Recipes: Sami's Smashed Baby Potatoes; Chipotle Salmon, Bacon and Avocado Sandwich; Nothing Like Homemade Cookies.
Brunch at the Jinich House (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Breakfast is Mexico's favorite meal, and it's also the Jinich family's favorite! It's Sunday, and Pati is up early in the kitchen as the rest of the family sleeps in. She's hard at work creating a full, three-course menu of some of her family's preferred Mexican breakfast dishes to enjoy 'round the table on a lazy morning. Recipe 1: Cafe de Olla: Spiced Sweet Mexican Coffee; Recipe 2: Mexican-Style Gravlax with Cilantro and Tequila; Recipe 3: Huevos Rancheros with Calabacitas (Zucchini); Recipe 4: Caballeros Pobres: Yucatan-Style French Toast.
Street Food Favorites (Episode #408H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Street food has always been popular, but these days it's booming as more and more chefs are bringing food trucks and stands to the streets! In this episode, Pati visits the city of Guanajuato, known for having some of the best street food in all of Mexico, to highlight some of her favorites. Then, she shows us how we can recreate some of them in our own kitchens.
Recipes: Cooked and Seasoned Corn; Miner-Style Enchiladas; Homemade Cajeta (Dulce de Leche); Churros con Cajeta.
Cooking with the Fans (Episode #407H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Pati is in constant contact with her fans - through Facebook, Twitter, email - and they love to give her feedback on her recipes. In this episode, Pati will update and put new spins on her three most popular recipes according to the fans. And she'll surprise a lucky fan by showing up at his or her house!
Recipes: Tart Pico de Guac; Chipotle Chicken Pasta Casserole; Marbled Tres Leches Cake.
Pot Luck Party (Episode #309H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
It's Pot Luck Party day at Pati's house! Today, she's having some friends over and this time everyone's contributing to the meal - no one shows up empty-handed. Pati also welcomes home design expert, Sabrina Soto, who is bringing along one of her favorite Cuban recipes. Recipe 1: Michelada Bar; Recipe 2: Crab, Cucumber & Jicama Salad; Recipe 3: Papa Rellenas with Avocado Sauce; Recipe 4: Beef Barbacoa Sliders; Recipe 5: Drunken Salsa.
Mexamericana (Episode #406H)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Pati's family is the perfect example of cultures colliding - Mexican and American. The happy result is the creation of unique and tasty recipes in the kitchen on a daily basis. In this episode, Pati dives deep into the blending of these cultures and comes up with some classic American recipes with a delicious Mexican twist. Of course, the meeting of Mexican and American cultures is happening in small towns and big cities all over America, too! Pati will also take us to a local restaurant where she'll get the story, and taste the results of, their unique Mex-American story.
Recipes: Mexican Crab Cakes with Jalape?o Aioli; Foolproof Pizza Dough; Pizza Sauce; Poblano, Corn and Zucchini Pizza; Carne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza; Chorizo Hamburgers.
Tamaliza! (Episode #405H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
An episode dedicated to one of Mexico's most iconic foods: tamales. Pati will cook a few variations of tamales, both savory and sweet, then her girlfriends stop by for a tamal party - a tamaliza!
Recipes: Cooked Salsa Verde; Chicken in Salsa Verde Tamales; Sweet Corn Tamales; Tamara's Fresh From The Garden Green Rice; Mexican Masa Chocolate Drink.