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
Campeche - Tale of a Pirate City (Episode #505H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 22, 2016 -- 4:00 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.
Cooking with the Fans (Episode #407H)
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 21, 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.
Mexamericana (Episode #406H)
KQED Life: Wed, Oct 19, 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.
Merida - Exploring with the Locals (Episode #502H)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 -- 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.
Tamaliza! (Episode #405H)
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 14, 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.
Summer Evening Party (Episode #404H)
KQED Life: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
It's the end of a great week in San Miguel, so Pati and her family decide to have a summer evening party - the perfect end to a fun family vacation. First, she'll head to a few places in San Miguel for ingredients, Agropark and a local winery. Back home she'll cook a big, celebratory family dinner to be enjoyed on their patio, while the sun sets over the city.
Recipes: Cherry Tomato Jam with Red Wine and Scallions; Citrus Chicken with Carrots and Baby Potatoes; Bell Peppers, Cucumbers and Chickpea Salad; Vanilla Custard.
Chachi's Champoton Kitchen (Episode #501H)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 -- 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.
Sugar for Hubby (Episode #307H)
KQED Life: Sun, Oct 9, 2016 -- 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.
Sunday Family Food (Episode #504H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 -- 4:00 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.
Taco Night (Episode #403H)
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
There are so many delicious ways to enjoy tacos, and Pati is constantly trying to impress her boys with new twists on traditional taco recipes. Her sons love tacos so much that the Jinich's have a family tradition every couple of weeks: Taco Night! While the family is on vacation in San Miguel, Pati has decided to bring their Taco Night tradition to Mexico.
Recipes: Homemade Corn Tortillas; Fresh Cheese Basket Tacos; Tacos al Pastor with Garnishes; Achiote Adobo; Chile de Arbol and Tomatillo Quick Salsita.
Adventures In San Miguel (Episode #402H)
KQED Life: Wed, Oct 5, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Pati is vacationing in San Miguel de Allende, which has lots of opportunities for rest and relaxation, but today she is here for one thing - FOOD! From street food to fine dining, San Miguel has always been one of Mexico's top culinary destinations. Pati is going to show us the highlights of the food scene, then she'll head back to the kitchen to cook up recipes that reflect the region.
Recipes: Fish with Plums, Pasilla and Tequila; Orange Blossom Rice with Pepitas; Chardonnay Mango Pecan Tart.
Backyard Picnic (Episode #413H)
KQED Life: Mon, Oct 3, 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.
American Classics, My Way (Episode #306H)
KQED Life: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 -- 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.
Celestun - Coastal Cooking (Episode #503H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 -- 4:00 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.