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.
Asian Influences In Mexican Cooking (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 3:30pm
Pot Luck Party (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Good Morning, Mexico (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Brunch at the Jinich House (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Mexitalian! (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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??
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (#312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Cancun: We Meet Again (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
When most people think of the Yucatan Peninsula, they think of Cancun. A vacationer's paradise with the most beautiful turquoise waters and white sand beaches, hotels with every amenity possible and food from around the world. Pati explores this young city of only 30 years, tasting some of the most inventive dishes at Crab House, like their Alaskan wontons. She also experiences the fusion of traditional Mexican cuisine with an international twist, like tuna tartar Kibi and cold pork belly salad at Casa de Cristian Morales.
Adventures In San Miguel (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Pinata Party (#313H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Chachi's Champoton Kitchen (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Merida - Exploring with the Locals (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Turkey Day (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Pati's oldest son, Alan, is going to be graduating high school soon and heading off to college. Pati wants to make sure he goes to school with some basic cooking techniques and knowledge since he will not be able to rely on mom's cooking anymore. In this episode, she'll make a few simple, inexpensive recipes that any college kid can do and she'll also give a series of simple cooking tips.
Taco Night (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Celestun - Coastal Cooking (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Sunday Family Food (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Campeche - Tale of a Pirate City (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Alan Goes to College (#512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Pati and her family celebrate Thanksgiving in the Jinich house. Pati will cook for and host the Jinich family traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the essentials - turkey, stuffing, veggies, the works - all with a Mexican twist, of course.
Summer Evening Party (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Ancient Yucatan with My Boys (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Pati's three sons are in Mexico and Pati wants them to experience the essence of the Yucatan. First stop, they climb the ancient ruins of Uxmal and discover how advanced the ancient Maya civilizations were. After an exhaustive exploration, the boys cool off in one of the thousands of hidden cenotes (swimming holes). To fill their bellies, the boys eat the best tamales they have ever tasted and the regions signature dish, cochinita pibil, which uses the ancient technique of cooking the meat with heated rocks buried underground.
- KQED Life: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Izamal - Gold & God (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Izamal is a stunning city whose buildings are all painted the same golden hue. At its center is an enormous and impressive Franciscan monastery built right on top of ancient ruins of a Mayan temple. Pati explores this beautiful city, tasting the local flavors like venison tacos and poc chuc. The city is also filled with artisans creating hammocks, woven sisal baskets, and papier mache decorations. Pati meets Esteban, a jeweler, who shows her how he makes the most elegant jewelry from plants growing right in his backyard, a perfect souvenir to bring home.
- KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Valladolid - A Day to Explore (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Pati shows us her favorite way to explore a city...without a plan, just following her nose. Today, she is in Valladolid, a city known to most as a stopover between Cancun and Merida, but this city has so much to explore, you will need a few days. Known for their smoked meats, try the local specialties lomitos de Valladolid and longaniza de Valladolid, explore the stunning churches, beautiful underground cenotes, and wander in and out of the local artisan's shops.
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Isla Mujeres Inspired (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Isla Mujeres is a beautiful, peaceful paradise just across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun Mexico. Known for beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and the friendliest locals in the Mexican Caribbean, Isla Mujeres has become a haven for people from all over the world. Pati takes a day to explore this gorgeous island and try the local delicacy, tikin xic, fish marinated in a thick red sauce diluted with the juice of sour oranges and spices and wrapped in banana leaves for cooking.
- KQED Life: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -- 3:30pm Remind me