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.
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 30, 2015 -- 3:30pm
Tequila! (#208H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
This episode puts a twist on tequila by using it in a number of tasty, savory and sweet recipes sure to impress special guests. A noted mixologist shows Pati how to make a unique cocktail, and she uses tequila to ignite a main dish. Ancho Chile and Orange Juice Tequila Chaser (Sangrita); Fresh Jicama and Orange Pico de Gallo; Tequila, Mexican Cream and Chipotle Shrimp; Derek Brown's Cocktail; Coffee Flan with Tequila Whipped Cream.
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: Mon, Feb 2, 2015 -- 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: Wed, Feb 4, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 6, 2015 -- 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.
Convent Food (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Aren't convents supposed to be austere, dull places? In Mexico, everything's a little more colorful - including the food of Catholic nuns. Delicious, labor-intensive mole is probably the most well known food to come out of the convents, but this show explores some slightly easier recipes, including: Picadillo Empanadas of the Immaculate Conception, White rice and Poblano Rajas Casserole, Flourless Almond and Porto Cake.
- KQED Life: Mon, Feb 9, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Feb 13, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
Hibiscus Flower (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
In Mexico, it's not uncommon to find both food and water deliciously flavored with hibiscus flower. Commonly known as jamaica, it has an intensely herbal, fruity taste. This episode shows us some of the places you can buy it in the US, then shares recipes that include: Jamaica Water, Jamaica infused Steak Tacos, Spinach Salad with Jamaica Vinaigrette and Caramelized Pecans, Jamaica Popsicles.
- KQED Life: Mon, Feb 16, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 -- 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.
Mexican Picnic (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
What's on the menu at a typical Mexican picnic? Are some foods, like hot dogs and hamburgers, universal? Turn your backyard into a little slice of Mexico by tweaking some old standbys. Recipes include: Ancho Chile Mexican Hamburgers with Lime Alioli, Yucatan-Style Pickled Onion Potato Salad, Garabato Cookies.
- KQED Life: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 -- 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: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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: Mon, Mar 2, 2015 -- 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: Fri, Mar 6, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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: Mon, Mar 9, 2015 -- 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: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 16, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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: Wed, Mar 18, 2015 -- 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: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 -- 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 23, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder
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: Wed, Mar 25, 2015 -- 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: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 -- 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 -- 3:30pm email reminder