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.
Street Food Favorites (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 -- 3:30pm
Sami's Big Day (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This show is all about Pati's middle son, Sami. Being stuck in the middle of first born, Alan, and Mr. Personality himself, Juju, isn't always easy for Sami. Every once in a while, Pati likes to give Sami a day all to himself, and he'll help her as she cooks his absolute favorite foods!
Recipes: Sami's Smashed Baby Potatoes; Chipotle Salmon, Bacon and Avocado Sandwich; Nothing Like Homemade Cookies.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 -- 3:30pm Remind me
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: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 -- 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.
Modern Mexico (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Mexican cuisine is full of long-standing traditional recipes and techniques. But there are many chefs bringing new ideas to the table, giving a modern twist to Mexican cooking. In this episode, Pati meets two chefs in Mexico City who are putting modern spins on this age-old cuisine. She then taps into that creativity to show us her ideas for how we can "modernize" our Mexican kitchen.
Recipes: Boston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing, Candied Pineapple & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds; Beef and Veggie Mole Stew; Chocolate Hibiscus Cookies; Hibiscus Flowers and Hibiscus Tea.
- KQED Life: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Family Favorites (#411H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG
Every family has passed-down recipes, and Pati's family is certainly no exception. Food has always been a central part of her family life, both while she was growing up and today with her own family. She'll show us a couple recipes that were passed down to her, as well as the one recipe that always makes her own family happy - the recipe that she hopes to pass down to her sons. Also, meet Pati's mom and sister, Sharon, as Pati joins them for lunch at one of their favorite restaurants in Mexico City.
Recipes: Chile Rellenos; Salsa Roja (Red Sauce); Drunken Rice with Chicken; Meringue Cake with Whipped Cream and Strawberries.
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 -- 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.
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: Sun, Nov 6, 2016 -- 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.
Baked! (#412H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG
Mexican cuisine is chock-full of grilled, roasted, fried and frozen recipes, but for those looking to expand their repertoire with some baked recipes, this episode is for you! Today, Pati's Mexican Table becomes Pati's Mexican Bakery with a variety of simple recipes - all of which bake right in the oven.
Recipes: Baked Egg Casserole; Salsa Ranchera; Dulce de Leche (Cajeta) and Pecan Cinnamon Rolls; Baked Fruit Mixiote.
- KQED Life: Wed, Nov 9, 2016 -- 3:30pm Remind me
Backyard Picnic (#413H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG
Pati is throwing a picnic for family and friends in her backyard. She'll make some of her favorite "picnic foods" and serve everyone outside picnic-style. It also happens to be her husband Dany's birthday, so a big surprise is in store!
Recipes: Crazy Sandwich with Chicken, Refried Beans, Plantain and Avocado; Potato and Poblano Rajas Salad; Mango Puff; Grapefruit and Guava Spritzer with Agave.
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 11, 2016 -- 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.
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: Sun, Nov 13, 2016 -- 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, Nov 16, 2016 -- 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, Nov 18, 2016 -- 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: Sun, Nov 20, 2016 -- 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: Wed, Nov 23, 2016 -- 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: Mon, Nov 28, 2016 -- 3:30pm Remind me