Pati's Mexican Table

PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE 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 a chef, cooking teacher, food writer and mother of three 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 United States. Each half-hour highlights a singular Mexican food - from familiar ingredients like vanilla, avocado and chorizo to the mysterious grains used by the Aztecs and the adventurous and trendy cuisine found across Mexico today. From traditional takes on tomatillos to modern spins on huevos rancheros, Pati inspires viewers to make great Mexican dishes in their own homes.

Wed, Nov 30 10:00 A.M. Texas Bbq in the Orange Belt     NH EXPLORE

Nobody wants to go to Mexico for Texas style BBQ!

Thu, Dec 1 10:00 A.M. A Day with Hugo     NH EXPLORE

Chef Hugo Guajardo of El Jonuco is pushing the envelope on norestense cuisine, researching around the state and finding the best ingredients.

Thu, Dec 1 7:30 P.M. South By South of the Border with Vivian Howard     NH CREATE

Pati welcomes dear friend and fellow public television chef and host Vivian Howard to her kitchen.

Fri, Dec 2 1:30 A.M. South By South of the Border with Vivian Howard     NH CREATE

Pati welcomes dear friend and fellow public television chef and host Vivian Howard to her kitchen.

Fri, Dec 2 10:00 A.M. Top Chefs and Ancient Cliffs     NH EXPLORE

Pati's new mountain climber friends take her on an adventure to see the mountains up close and personal.

Sat, Dec 3 7:30 P.M. Los Mochis, Street Taco Favorites     NH CREATE

Pati heads to Los Mochis, a coastal city in the northern region of Sinaloa that was founded by Americans in the late 1800s.

Mon, Dec 5 10:00 A.M. Chachi's Champoton Kitchen     NH EXPLORE

Pati heads to the coastal city of Champoton, located an hour south of Campeche.

Tue, Dec 6 10:00 A.M. Merida - Exploring with the Locals     NH EXPLORE

The Yucatan Peninsula is known for its vast jungles, underground cenotes, pristine beaches, ancient architecture and sensational food.

Wed, Dec 7 10:00 A.M. Celestun - Coastal Cooking     NH EXPLORE

Pati's favorite way to experience a new place is on the arm of a local.

Thu, Dec 8 10:00 A.M. Sunday Family Food     NH EXPLORE

Sunday in Merida is a day not to miss. It is a joyous weekly celebration of food, dancing, and culture.

Thu, Dec 8 7:30 P.M. A Taste of Mazatlan     NH CREATE

Sinaloa's premiere resort town claims 13-miles of beautiful Pacific coastline with boardwalks and pristine streets lined with brightly-colored homes and some of the best restaurants in Mexico.

Fri, Dec 9 1:30 A.M. A Taste of Mazatlan     NH CREATE

Sinaloa's premiere resort town claims 13-miles of beautiful Pacific coastline with boardwalks and pristine streets lined with brightly-colored homes and some of the best restaurants in Mexico.

Fri, Dec 9 10:00 A.M. Campeche - Tale of a Pirate City     NH EXPLORE

Join Pati as she explores Campeche, a bright beautiful colonial city defined by its history of piracy.

Sat, Dec 10 12:30 P.M. The Fire Kings     NHPBS

Retired mechanic Gualberto Elizondo, "Weber," surprised his grown kids when suddenly his grilling hobby turned him into a local celebrity and internet sensation.

Sat, Dec 10 7:30 P.M. El Fuerte, Magic Town     NH CREATE

Pati travels to the northern part of Sinaloa and the town of El Fuerte, one of Mexico's "Pueblos Magicos" or magic towns.

Mon, Dec 12 10:00 A.M. Ancient Yucatan with My Boys     NH EXPLORE

Pati's three sons are in Mexico and Pati wants them to experience the essence of the Yucatan.

Tue, Dec 13 10:00 A.M. Izamal - Gold & God     NH EXPLORE

Izamal is a stunning city whose buildings are all painted the same golden hue.

Wed, Dec 14 10:00 A.M. Valladolid - A Day to Explore     NH EXPLORE

Pati shows us her favorite way to explore a city..

Thu, Dec 15 10:00 A.M. Isla Mujeres Inspired     NH EXPLORE

Isla Mujeres is a beautiful, peaceful paradise just across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun Mexico.

Thu, Dec 15 7:30 P.M. Jinetes, Adventure in the Mountains     NH CREATE

Pati travels into the mountains of Sinaloa to the tiny village of Jinetes - a place that appears to be stuck in time.

Fri, Dec 16 1:30 A.M. Jinetes, Adventure in the Mountains     NH CREATE

Pati travels into the mountains of Sinaloa to the tiny village of Jinetes - a place that appears to be stuck in time.

Fri, Dec 16 10:00 A.M. Cancun: We Meet Again     NH EXPLORE

When most people think of the Yucatan Peninsula, they think of Cancun.

Sat, Dec 17 12:30 P.M. Sisters, Stew, and Sass     NHPBS

Don't complain, don't ask for the bathroom, and definitely don't ask for salt.

Sat, Dec 17 7:30 P.M. El Chepe, Railway to the Past     NH CREATE

Originally conceived as a trade route linking cattle markets in Kansas City to the nearest Pacific Ocean port in Mexico, which is Topolobampo.

Mon, Dec 19 10:00 A.M. Turkey Day     NH EXPLORE

Pati and her family celebrate Thanksgiving in the Jinich house.

Tue, Dec 20 10:00 A.M. Alan Goes to College     NH EXPLORE

Pati's oldest son, Alan is graduating from high school soon and heading off to college.

Wed, Dec 21 10:00 A.M. Jose Andres Takes Over     NH EXPLORE

Pati invites her good friend and celebrity chef, Jose Andres over to cook with her in her kitchen.

Thu, Dec 22 10:00 A.M. One Day In Oaxaca     NH EXPLORE

Pati shows viewers how to get the most out of one day in the city of Oaxaca.

Thu, Dec 22 7:30 P.M. Mocorito, The Land of Chilorio     NH CREATE

Founded in 1594, Mocorito is a quiet, colorful colonial town known for one of Sinaloa's most beloved recipes: a slow-simmered pork dish called chilorio.

Fri, Dec 23 1:30 A.M. Mocorito, The Land of Chilorio     NH CREATE

Founded in 1594, Mocorito is a quiet, colorful colonial town known for one of Sinaloa's most beloved recipes: a slow-simmered pork dish called chilorio.

Fri, Dec 23 10:00 A.M. History of Oaxaca Cuisine     NH EXPLORE

Pati takes viewers on a deep dive into the history of Oaxaca cuisine from pre-Hispanic origins, to the introduction of Spanish techniques, and finally modern day movements.

Sat, Dec 24 12:30 P.M. The World Cup of Tacos     NHPBS

Much like the deep and bitter divide of Salsa Roja vs Salsa Verde, the state of Nuevo Leon is divided between two pro soccer teams: Los Tigres and Los Rayados.

Sat, Dec 24 7:30 P.M. Surfside Eats     NH CREATE

Celestino Gasca didn't exist until about 30 years ago.

Mon, Dec 26 10:00 A.M. A Queen in the Land of the Gods     NH EXPLORE

Pati travels to the small town of Teotitlan de Valle to meet with one of the best cooks in Oaxaca, Abigail Mendoza.

Tue, Dec 27 10:00 A.M. The Mezcal Trail     NH EXPLORE

Pati takes a drive to a region in Oaxaca known for producing some of the best mezcal in all of Mexico.

Wed, Dec 28 10:00 A.M. From Pueblo to City     NH EXPLORE

Pati spends a day with one of Oaxaca's best-known chefs and owner of Casa Oaxaca, Alex Ruiz.

Thu, Dec 29 10:00 A.M. Women of Oaxaca     NH EXPLORE

Pati meets with women chefs, business owners and leaders of society, exploring the role of women in Oaxaca and their influence on the customs and cuisine.

Thu, Dec 29 7:30 P.M. A Day In Sinaloa's Countryside     NH CREATE

Known as "Mexico's Bread Basket," Sinaloa produces about 40 percent of the meat and produce consumed in all of Mexico.

Fri, Dec 30 1:30 A.M. A Day In Sinaloa's Countryside     NH CREATE

Known as "Mexico's Bread Basket," Sinaloa produces about 40 percent of the meat and produce consumed in all of Mexico.

Fri, Dec 30 10:00 A.M. The Art of Mole     NH EXPLORE

Pati takes viewers on an in-depth exploration of all things mole.

Sat, Dec 31 12:30 P.M. Maestros Del Pan     NHPBS

The man who literally wrote the book on Mexican bread, Irving Quiroz, brings Pati into his workshop in Monterrey to teach her how to make traditional campechanas and rich conos de crema.

Sat, Dec 31 7:30 P.M. Home Cooking Sinaloa Style     NH CREATE

In this episode, Pati visits home cooks and iconic restaurants all over Sinaloa, sampling some of the state's most iconic dishes.

Sat, Jan 7 12:30 P.M. The Magic of Piloncillo     NHPBS

The Garza family invites Pati to a once-a-year tradition at their vineyard when they open the doors to the whole community to help make Piloncillo, the traditional way.


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