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
Xochimilco: Cooking with Flowers (Episode #209H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
Pati takes you to Xochimilco, the legendary floating gardens of Mexico, and sprinkles a few flowers into some impressive but easy Mexican recipes. Squash Blossom Quesadillas; Hibiscus and Pecan Mole; Rose Petal, Marshmallow, Mango and Pistachio Ice Cream.
Street Food Favorites (Episode #408H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 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.
Sugar for Hubby (Episode #307H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 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.
Tequila! (Episode #208H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 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.
Cooking with the Fans (Episode #407H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 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.
American Classics, My Way (Episode #306H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 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.
Family-Style Breakfast (Episode #207H)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 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.
Mexamericana (Episode #406H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 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.
Family Fiesta (Episode #305H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 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, Aug 7, 2015 -- 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.
Tamaliza! (Episode #405H)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 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.
Meals in a Minute (Episode #304H)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 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.
Summer Evening Party (Episode #404H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 4:00 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.