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: Wed, May 25, 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.
Sugar for Hubby (Episode #307H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 23, 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.
Naturally Vegetarian Mexican (Episode #213H)
KQED Life: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 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.
Family-Style Breakfast (Episode #207H)
KQED Plus: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 4:00 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.
Adventures In San Miguel (Episode #402H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 20, 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.
Good Morning, Mexico (Episode #401H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 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.
American Classics, My Way (Episode #306H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 16, 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.
Tacos, Tacos, Tacos (Episode #212H)
KQED Life: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 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.
Fonda Favorites (Episode #206H)
KQED Plus: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 4:00 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.
Pinata Party (Episode #313H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
What better way to end the season than with a big party? Pati throws a neighborhood bash and cooks up the easiest and best Mexican-themed dishes that would be a huge hit at any party. And what better accessory to a Mexican fiesta than a giant pinata? Pati also gets the chance to visit a pinata maker in the central market of Morelia. Recipe 1: Watermelon, Tomatillo & Mozzarella Skewers with Mint-Agave Syrup; Recipe 2: Red Pozole with Traditional Garnishes; Recipe 3: Mixed Melon, Lime & Coconut Agua Fresca; Recipe 4: Tres Leches & Strawberry Mexican Gelatin Dessert.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Episode #312H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Pati invites a few of her girlfriends over for a much needed "girls' night in." But these girls are here to grill! Grilling isn't just a guy thing - Pati's got a great outdoor grill, and she's gonna put it to work by cooking up a mouth-watering menu of Mexican food with a BBQ twist. One of Pati's sisters shows up to help her mix some drinks too! Recipe 1: Honey Chipotle Ribs; Recipe 2: Spinning Top Cocktail; Recipe 3: Mango Guacamole with Grilled Tortilla Wedges; Recipe 4: Grilled Romaine & Red Bell Peppers with Ancho Chile Vinaigrette & Cheese.
Family Fiesta (Episode #305H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 9, 2016 -- 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.
Puebla: Food from a Colonial Jewel (Episode #211H)
KQED Life: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 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.
Mexican-Style Kids' Party (Episode #205H)
KQED Plus: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
Fun, kid-friendly and (mostly!) finger food that you'd find at a children's party in Mexico, adapted for American parties at home. A special guest shows up to make dessert! Crazy Corn; Chicken Flautas; Chocolate and Cajeta Cupcakes.
Mexitalian! (Episode #311H)
KQED Life: Fri, May 6, 2016 -- 3:30 PM
Pati has tons of fun in her kitchen creating a full menu featuring the perfect blend of Italian and Mexican cuisines, two styles that have managed to mingle in Mexican homes for centuries. Recipe 1: Fish over Fennel Salad with a Jalapeno and Olive Salsa; Recipe 2: Guajillo & Garlic Pasta; Recipe 3: Cucumber Martini. a??
Brunch at the Jinich House (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 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.
Meals in a Minute (Episode #304H)
KQED Life: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 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.