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
Taco Night (Episode #403H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 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.
Pati's Texican (Episode #302H)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
Inspired by her years living in Texas, Pati creates a series of dishes that combine her passion for Mexican cuisine and her favorite foods of America's Lone Star State. Her oldest son, Alan, who was born in Texas and is fully Tex-Mex, joins her in the kitchen. Recipe 1: Tex-Mex Chili; Recipe 2: Poblano, Bacon & Cheddar Skillet Corn Bread; Recipe 3: Mexican Chocolate Doughnuts.
Classic Mexican Food Battles (Episode #201H)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 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).
Adventures In San Miguel (Episode #402H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 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.
Born in the Kitchen (Episode #301H)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
Pati travels to Mexico City to reconnect with her father and help him cook one of her favorite childhood meals: Huevos a la Mexicana. Back in her own kitchen, she'll use that visit as inspiration to cook a few dishes that she remembers fondly from childhood, and then passes on the tradition by cooking dessert with her youngest son, Juju. Recipe 1: Shredded Flank Steak with Potatoes in Green Salsa; Recipe 2: Mexican Rice with Prawns; Recipe 3: Orange Vanilla Flan.
Wrapped Treats (Episode #113H)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 6, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
Mexicans have been wrapping and cooking their food in leaves for a long time. This episode looks at the reasons why, and at some shortcuts and tips for cooking wrapped foods in your own kitchen, as opposed to the traditional method of digging a pit or steaming them in an enormous pot. Recipes include: Baked Pork Tenderloin in Banana Leaves, Grilled Caramelized Plantains in Aluminum Foil, Blackberry Tamales Callejeros.
Puebla: Food from a Colonial Jewel (Episode #211H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 3:30 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.
Good Morning, Mexico (Episode #401H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
Pati is on the road in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a pretty, tourist-friendly vacation town in the state of Guanajuato, known for its cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, art galleries and, of course, a wide range of delicious eats. This week, Alan, Sami and Juju have a break from school, so she and Dany brought them along! In this episode, the Jinich family has just arrived in San Miguel, and Pati has decided to kick off the week with a delicious breakfast. But first, she wants to introduce us to San Miguel.
Recipes: JuJu's Fruit Smoothie; Big Brunch Enchiladas; Black Beans from the Pot; Warm Nopalitos with Sauteed Corn and Guajillo.
Naturally Vegetarian Mexican (Episode #213H)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
Forget soy and tofu; these are authentic Mexican recipes where produce, fruits and vegetables are naturally the stars. Zucchini Soup with Tortilla Crisps; Cactus Paddle Tostadas; Fluffy Plantain and Pecan Bread.