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
Mexican Brunch (Episode #108H)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
A Mexican brunch is the perfect way to ease into the weekend. What kinds of recipes are truly Mexican but truly inspired, too? This episode looks at what a late breakfast/early lunch in Mexico might look like, and what recipes you can prepare in your own home. Those include: Rabo de Mestiza, Refied bean and Cheese Chimichangas, Mini Vanilla 'Garibaldis': Pound Cakes with Lime-Apricot Glaze and Sprinkles.
Sugar for Hubby (Episode #307H)
KQED Life: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
When you're a busy mom to three boys AND you have a job, you have to make an effort to set aside time for just you and the hubby. So today, Pati is preparing a special meal for a date night with her husband, Dany. And since he LOVES seafood, she's going to make seafood dishes for their romantic night in. A trip down to the state of Michoacan, where Pati meets the "Butterfly Net Fishermen," helps with the inspiration. Recipe 1: Shrimp Cocktail Pacifico; Recipe 2: Rodrigo-Style Fish; Recipe 3: Nana Jose's Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cake.
A French Twist On Mexico (Episode #203H)
KQED Life: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
A tasty look at the way French cuisine has historically influenced modern Mexican cooking, and simple techniques any American cook can manage with impressive results. Snapper in a Poblano Chile Sauce; Blissful Corn Torte; Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans.
Tequila! (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 -- 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.
Mexican Picnic (Episode #107H)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
What's on the menu at a typical Mexican picnic? Are some foods, like hot dogs and hamburgers, universal? Turn your backyard into a little slice of Mexico by tweaking some old standbys. Recipes include: Ancho Chile Mexican Hamburgers with Lime Alioli, Yucatan-Style Pickled Onion Potato Salad, Garabato Cookies.
American Classics, My Way (Episode #306H)
KQED Life: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Pati takes a few classic American meals and gives them an exotic, yet homey, Mexican twist. Plus, take a look as Pati helps make, and then devours, one of Mexico's famed hot dogs at Richard's in Morelia. Recipe 1: Mac 'N Cheese Mexicano; Recipe 2: Chipotle Agave Chicken Wings; Recipe 3: Extreme Brownies with Caramelized Pecans.
School Lunch with a Mexican Twist (Episode #202H)
KQED Life: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 3:30 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-Style Breakfast (Episode #207H)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
The breakfast of your dreams, prepared by Pati and her sister Alisa. This episode includes both quick, simple dishes and ones meant for a deliciously messy morning feast. Mexican French Toast Rolls (Dedos Gitanos); Green Chilaquiles in Roasted Tomatillo Sauce; Alisa's Marbled Pound Cake.
Hibiscus Flower (Episode #106H)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
In Mexico, it's not uncommon to find both food and water deliciously flavored with hibiscus flower. Commonly known as jamaica, it has an intensely herbal, fruity taste. This episode shows us some of the places you can buy it in the US, then shares recipes that include: Jamaica Water, Jamaica infused Steak Tacos, Spinach Salad with Jamaica Vinaigrette and Caramelized Pecans, Jamaica Popsicles.
Family Fiesta (Episode #305H)
KQED Life: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Everyone knows that Mexican food is great for a party. In this episode, Pati invites a few of her son's friends (and their parents) over to her house and makes some of her popular fiesta dishes - perfect for any party! In Mexico, she travels to the town of Quiroga, known as the Carnitas Capital of the World, where she'll show us one of her absolute favorite treats: The REAL Mexican Gazpacho! Recipe 1: Carnitas; Recipe 2: Salsa Verde with Avocad; Recipe 3: Morelia-Style Gazpacho Salad; Recipe 4: Grilled Pineapple Margarita.
Fonda Favorites (Episode #206H)
KQED Life: Fri, Nov 7, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
These home-style dishes are a staple at the small restaurants known as "fondas" in Mexico - and delicious inspiration for busy cooks in American homes today. Make them once, and they'll become a simple but special treat in your own kitchen. Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce (Albondigas); White Rice and Fried Plantains; Tres Leches Cake.
Convent Food (Episode #105H)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Aren't convents supposed to be austere, dull places? In Mexico, everything's a little more colorful - including the food of Catholic nuns. Delicious, labor-intensive mole is probably the most well known food to come out of the convents, but this show explores some slightly easier recipes, including: Picadillo Empanadas of the Immaculate Conception, White rice and Poblano Rajas Casserole, Flourless Almond and Porto Cake.
Meals in a Minute (Episode #304H)
KQED Life: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Pati is a busy mom on the go. If you're a mom that likes to cook for your family AND take your kids to school, practice and everywhere else, you need a few quick and easy meals in your arsenal. Pati's oldest sister, Karen, shares a few tips as they visit her favorite restaurant in Mexico City. Then back at home, Pati shows us some of her go-to weekly dishes. Recipe 1: Tortilla Soup; Recipe 2: Tuna Casserole; Recipe 3: Triply Limey Pound Cake; Recipe 4: Papaya Relish.
Classic Mexican Food Battles (Episode #201H)
KQED Life: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Jump into a Lucha Libre ring and experience the kind of fighting spirit that fuels a great love of Mexican food. These classic recipes provoke heated discussions in Mexico, but are perfectly tasty regardless of which twist on ingredients you prefer. Enchiladas in Red Tomato Sauce; Tampico-Style Steak Combo; Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones).