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.
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.
Puebla: Food from a Colonial Jewel (#211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
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Wrapped Treats (#113H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Mexicans have been wrapping and cooking their food in leaves for a long time. This episode looks at the reasons why, and at some shortcuts and tips for cooking wrapped foods in your own kitchen, as opposed to the traditional method of digging a pit or steaming them in an enormous pot. Recipes include: Baked Pork Tenderloin in Banana Leaves, Grilled Caramelized Plantains in Aluminum Foil, Blackberry Tamales Callejeros.
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Born in the Kitchen (#301H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Pati travels to Mexico City to reconnect with her father and help him cook one of her favorite childhood meals: Huevos a la Mexicana. Back in her own kitchen, she'll use that visit as inspiration to cook a few dishes that she remembers fondly from childhood, and then passes on the tradition by cooking dessert with her youngest son, Juju. Recipe 1: Shredded Flank Steak with Potatoes in Green Salsa; Recipe 2: Mexican Rice with Prawns; Recipe 3: Orange Vanilla Flan.
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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.
Classic Mexican Food Battles (#201H) Duration: 26:44 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Jump into a Lucha Libre ring and experience the kind of fighting spirit that fuels a great love of Mexican food. These classic recipes provoke heated discussions in Mexico, but are perfectly tasty regardless of which twist on ingredients you prefer. Enchiladas in Red Tomato Sauce; Tampico-Style Steak Combo; Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones).
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Pati's Texican (#302H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG
Inspired by her years living in Texas, Pati creates a series of dishes that combine her passion for Mexican cuisine and her favorite foods of America's Lone Star State. Her oldest son, Alan, who was born in Texas and is fully Tex-Mex, joins her in the kitchen. Recipe 1: Tex-Mex Chili; Recipe 2: Poblano, Bacon & Cheddar Skillet Corn Bread; Recipe 3: Mexican Chocolate Doughnuts.
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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.
Tacos, Tacos, Tacos (#212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
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School Lunch with a Mexican Twist (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The same foods that parents pack into a hearty school lunch in Mexico are perfect for school lunchtime in America. These dishes are so tasty and filling, even grownups will want to take them to work! Street-Style Cut-Up Fruits and Vegetables; Ham and Cheese Torta Sandwiches; Juju's Birthday Cake (with a Brownie Twist).
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My Three Favorite Boys (#303H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
This episode is all about Pati's boys - it's time for a little mother-son bonding. First, Pati takes Alan, Sami and Juju to their favorite place to have fun. Then for lunch, the boys will pick their favorite dishes that their mom makes. The only hitch? They have to give Pati a hand as she prepares each dish. Recipe 1: Alphabet Soup; Recipe 2: Molletes, Grilled Cheese & Bean Heroes; Recipe 3: Pico de Gallo Salsa; Recipe 4: Dulce de Leche (Cajeta) Cheesecake.
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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.
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A French Twist On Mexico (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
A tasty look at the way French cuisine has historically influenced modern Mexican cooking, and simple techniques any American cook can manage with impressive results. Snapper in a Poblano Chile Sauce; Blissful Corn Torte; Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans.
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Meals in a Minute (#304H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Tamaliza! (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Easy Comfort Food (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Simple, easy, home-style cuisine that you'd find in just about any Mexican home, recreated for the American kitchen. This meal was Pati's favorite "everyday" meal growing up in Mexico, and one she regularly makes for her own family today. She's proud to share the steps so that you can enjoy it, too! Dressed-up Chicken Milanesa; Chayote Squash and Pickled Onion Salad; Chunky Chipotle Mashed Potatoes.
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Family Fiesta (#305H) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG
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.
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Mexamericana (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Mexican-Style Kids' Party (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
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American Classics, My Way (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Cooking with the Fans (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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Fonda Favorites (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
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Sugar for Hubby (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
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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.
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Family-Style Breakfast (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
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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.
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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.
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