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
Tacos, Tacos, Tacos (Episode #212H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
This episode explores three very different, very authentic and very simple twists on Mexican tacos, one of Mexico's most iconic foods. Bricklayer-Style Beef Tacos; Lime-Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Corn Guacamole; Adobo Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa.
Middle Eastern Influences (Episode #111H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Immigrants from Lebanon, Syria and Israel have left a tasty influence on Mexican cuisine over the years; this show looks at how and why they came to such a far-flung (but fascinating) country and what kind of legacy they've contributed - other than Frida Kahlo and Salma Hayek, of course. Recipes include: Tamarind Concentrate; Chicken with Tamarind, Apricots and Chipotle Sauce; White Rice with Toasted Angel Hair Pasta; Orange and Almond Flan.
Brunch at the Jinich House (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 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.
Puebla: Food from a Colonial Jewel (Episode #211H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 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.
Cinnamon (Episode #110H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Mexico is now the largest importer of cinnamon in the world - but how do they use it that's so special? Just how different is the Ceylon cinnamon used in Mexico from the Cassia cinnamon of Southeast Asia? This show looks at how cinnamon traveled from Asia to Mexico and how you use it in delicious foods today, like: Agua de Horchata, Amarillito Mole, Cinnamon Chochoyotes or Corn Masa Dumplings, Piggy Cinnamon and Piloncillo Cookies.
Pot Luck Party (Episode #309H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 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.
Lip-Smacking Mexican Meal (Episode #210H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
By adding a few key Mexican ingredients to what you'd normally find in an all-American pantry and fridge, you get these to-die-for, lip-smacking dishes. Chicken a la Trash; Everyday Green Salad; Impossible Chocoflan.
Chorizo (Episode #109H)
KQED Life: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Who doesn't love sausage? Chorizo, the Mexican version, is deep-burnt-reddish explosion of fresh, moist, exotically seasoned flavor. When it's fried, it becomes crisp and incredibly savory. This episode looks at the difference between Mexican chorizo sausage and its Spanish, Central American and South American cousins. Recipes include: Potato, Scallion and Chorizo Crispy Tacos; Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Chorizo; Mexican Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Chorizo and Fresh Cream.
Asian Influences In Mexican Cooking (Episode #308H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 3:30 PM
Latin-Asian fusion is hot right now, but Asian immigrants have been influencing traditional Mexican cuisine for centuries. Pati goes food shopping with her good friend, Chef Janet Yu, and gets inspired to create a menu full of Asian-influenced Mexican meals. Recipe 1: Amaranth & Panko Crispy Chicken with a Sweet & Spicy Crema Dipping Sauce; Recipe 2: Green Beans with Peanuts & Chile de Arbol; Recipe 3: Five-Spice Pecan Plum Empanadas; Recipe 4: Sriracha Mezcal Cocktail.