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, Sep 3, 2014 -- 3:30pm
Cinnamon (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Mexico is now the largest importer of cinnamon in the world - but how do they use it that's so special? Just how different is the Ceylon cinnamon used in Mexico from the Cassia cinnamon of Southeast Asia? This show looks at how cinnamon traveled from Asia to Mexico and how you use it in delicious foods today, like: Agua de Horchata, Amarillito Mole, Cinnamon Chochoyotes or Corn Masa Dumplings, Piggy Cinnamon and Piloncillo Cookies.
Mexican Brunch (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
A Mexican brunch is the perfect way to ease into the weekend. What kinds of recipes are truly Mexican but truly inspired, too? This episode looks at what a late breakfast/early lunch in Mexico might look like, and what recipes you can prepare in your own home. Those include: Rabo de Mestiza, Refied bean and Cheese Chimichangas, Mini Vanilla 'Garibaldis': Pound Cakes with Lime-Apricot Glaze and Sprinkles.
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 7, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Xochimilco: Cooking with Flowers (#209H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Middle Eastern Influences (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Immigrants from Lebanon, Syria and Israel have left a tasty influence on Mexican cuisine over the years; this show looks at how and why they came to such a far-flung (but fascinating) country and what kind of legacy they've contributed - other than Frida Kahlo and Salma Hayek, of course. Recipes include: Tamarind Concentrate; Chicken with Tamarind, Apricots and Chipotle Sauce; White Rice with Toasted Angel Hair Pasta; Orange and Almond Flan.
Chorizo (#109H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Who doesn't love sausage? Chorizo, the Mexican version, is deep-burnt-reddish explosion of fresh, moist, exotically seasoned flavor. When it's fried, it becomes crisp and incredibly savory. This episode looks at the difference between Mexican chorizo sausage and its Spanish, Central American and South American cousins. Recipes include: Potato, Scallion and Chorizo Crispy Tacos; Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Chorizo; Mexican Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Chorizo and Fresh Cream.
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Lip-Smacking Mexican Meal (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
By adding a few key Mexican ingredients to what you'd normally find in an all-American pantry and fridge, you get these to-die-for, lip-smacking dishes. Chicken a la Trash; Everyday Green Salad; Impossible Chocoflan.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Vanilla (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Vanilla only comes in a bottle, right? Oh, it's a bean!? Where on earth do I find vanilla beans and then how do I cook with them? Do I crack them open or something? Wait, vanilla comes from Veracruz, Mexico - not Madagascar!? This episode explains all of that, plus shares a few amazing vanilla-infused recipes, including Toritos (Aperitif with Peanuts, Rum and Vanilla), Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Salad with Sauteed Vanilla Vinaigrette, Grandma Lali's Floating Island Dessert.
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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. ?
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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).
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Naturally Vegetarian Mexican (#213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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).
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Foods of the Mexican Revolution (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
If you're fighting a war, how do you cook food on the run? What sort of meals can you make around ranches, porches, and rustic bonfires? What might Pancho Villa or Emiliano Zapata have eaten? This episode looks at the culinary legacy of the Mexican Revolution, with recipes that include: Cowboy 'Charro' Beans, Chilorio Burritas, Chunky Guacamole, Sweet Anise Ropes or 'Rosquitas'.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Avocado (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
This episode shows us how to pick and prime the perfect avocado, then walks some great recipes: Avocado and Hearts of Palm Chop Chop Salad, Steak and Avocado Sandwich on Crusty Bread, Toasted Coconut and Avocado Ice Cream, Avocado Martini.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Tomatillos (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Meet the tomatillo - this small, plump, green fruit was a favorite of the Aztecs and stars in any number of Mexican dishes today. Its tart flavor is worlds apart from the taste of tomatoes, but is just as juicy and unforgettable. This episode shows you where to find tomatillos, how to cook with them, and tips and tricks for creating amazing dishes. Recipes include: Salsa Verde with Avocado and Cheese; Chicken in Tomatillo, Chipotle and Brown Sugar Sauce; Tomatillo and Lime Jam.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 29, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 -- 3:30pm email reminder