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, Apr 17 10:00 A.M. Loreto: Baja's Hidden Gem     NH Explore (11.2)

One of Baja's best-kept secrets, Pati virtually steps back in time in Loreto, a small town on the Gulf of California with a rich history and one-of-a-kind dishes only found here.

Thu, Apr 18 10:00 A.M. La Paz: The Heart of Baja Sur     NH Explore (11.2)

In the crystal clear waters off Baja Sur's breathtaking capital, La Paz, Pati swims with whale sharks, then satiates the appetite she worked up with some must-eat local food.

Thu, Apr 18 7:30 P.M. Pioneering from Farm to Table     NH Create (11.4)

Huerto Urbano or "urban farm" is solving the problem of diverse local ingredients and food deserts by developing a way to farm in harsh conditions and serving to restaurants and families who want and can afford nutritious food.

Fri, Apr 19 1:30 A.M. Pioneering from Farm to Table     NH Create (11.4)

Huerto Urbano or "urban farm" is solving the problem of diverse local ingredients and food deserts by developing a way to farm in harsh conditions and serving to restaurants and families who want and can afford nutritious food.

Fri, Apr 19 10:00 A.M. Road Trippin' with Javier Plascencia     NH Explore (11.2)

One of the region's most celebrated chefs, Javier Plascencia, gives Pati a tour of the Baja he knows and loves before they make their way to his newest restaurant, Jazamango.

Sat, Apr 20 7:30 P.M. Cantina Culture and the Morning After?     NH Create (11.4)

Cantina's have historically been bars that act as men's clubs where men come together to drink, eat and be merry.

Mon, Apr 22 10:00 A.M. The Godmother of Cabo Cuisine     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati spends the day in Los Cabos with local legend Edith Jimenez, who worked her way up from waitress to living out her dream of owning the restaurant.

Tue, Apr 23 10:00 A.M. Los Cabos By Land & Sea     NH Explore (11.2)

Along with Chef Guillermo Gomez of Cabo's luxurious Esperanza Hotel, Pati sets out into the Sea of Cortez to reel in the catch-of-the-day that they will later grill up beachside.

Wed, Apr 24 10:00 A.M. New York     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati is invited to cook a special Cinco de Mayo dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York, then she visits three Mexican-American chefs in the city who are using food as a way of pursuing their dreams in America, creating their own successful businesses, and honoring traditional Mexican recipes and ingredients.

Thu, Apr 25 10:00 A.M. Photographic Food Memories     NH Explore (11.2)

Friends and family always tell Pati she has an extraordinary photographic food memory, so she decides to recreate some of her most favorite food memories in her own kitchen and give the stories behind the dishes.

Thu, Apr 25 7:30 P.M. Texas Bbq in the Orange Belt     NH Create (11.4)

Nobody wants to go to Mexico for Texas style BBQ!

Fri, Apr 26 1:30 A.M. Texas Bbq in the Orange Belt     NH Create (11.4)

Nobody wants to go to Mexico for Texas style BBQ!

Fri, Apr 26 10:00 A.M. Mex'd Up American Regional Favorites     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati's passion for travel doesn't stop with Mexico, she also has a soft spot for her travels in the USA.

Sat, Apr 27 7:30 P.M. A Day with Hugo     NH Create (11.4)

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

Mon, Apr 29 10:00 A.M. A Local's Tour of Culiacan     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati visits Culiacan, the capital of the state of Sinaloa.

Tue, Apr 30 10:00 A.M. Altata, Hidden Gem by the Sea of Cortez     NH Explore (11.2)

Altata is a small town on the coast of Sinaloa, about 45 miles west of Culiacan with stretches of beautiful beaches and delicious seafood at your fingertips.

Wed, May 1 10:00 A.M. South By South of the Border with Vivian Howard     NH Explore (11.2)

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

Thu, May 2 10:00 A.M. Los Mochis, Street Taco Favorites     NH Explore (11.2)

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

Thu, May 2 7:30 P.M. Top Chefs and Ancient Cliffs     NH Create (11.4)

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

Fri, May 3 1:30 A.M. Top Chefs and Ancient Cliffs     NH Create (11.4)

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

Fri, May 3 10:00 A.M. A Taste of Mazatlan     NH Explore (11.2)

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.

Sat, May 4 12:00 A.M. Los Mochis, Street Taco Favorites     NH Create (11.4)

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

Sat, May 4 12:30 A.M. El Chepe, Railway to the Past     NH Create (11.4)

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

Sat, May 4 1:00 A.M. Carne Asada with La Familia     NH Create (11.4)

Pati spends some time with her boys cooking up a classic Sonoran-style meal.

Sat, May 4 1:30 A.M. Tijuana's Culinary Revolution     NH Create (11.4)

Pati is in one of Mexico's most up and coming food destinations, Tijuana, where she spends the day with some of the young, fresh talent taking part in Baja's exciting culinary movement.

Sat, May 4 1:00 P.M. Los Mochis, Street Taco Favorites     NH Create (11.4)

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

Sat, May 4 1:30 P.M. El Chepe, Railway to the Past     NH Create (11.4)

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

Sat, May 4 2:00 P.M. Carne Asada with La Familia     NH Create (11.4)

Pati spends some time with her boys cooking up a classic Sonoran-style meal.

Sat, May 4 2:30 P.M. Tijuana's Culinary Revolution     NH Create (11.4)

Pati is in one of Mexico's most up and coming food destinations, Tijuana, where she spends the day with some of the young, fresh talent taking part in Baja's exciting culinary movement.

Sat, May 4 7:30 P.M. The Nectar of the Mayan Gods     NH Create (11.4)

Pati is in the magic town of Mani to learn about something sacred to the Mayans - bees and honey.

Sun, May 5 3:00 P.M. Los Mochis, Street Taco Favorites     NH Create (11.4)

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

Sun, May 5 3:30 P.M. El Chepe, Railway to the Past     NH Create (11.4)

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

Sun, May 5 4:00 P.M. Carne Asada with La Familia     NH Create (11.4)

Pati spends some time with her boys cooking up a classic Sonoran-style meal.

Sun, May 5 4:30 P.M. Tijuana's Culinary Revolution     NH Create (11.4)

Pati is in one of Mexico's most up and coming food destinations, Tijuana, where she spends the day with some of the young, fresh talent taking part in Baja's exciting culinary movement.

Mon, May 6 10:00 A.M. El Fuerte, Magic Town     NH Explore (11.2)

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

Tue, May 7 10:00 A.M. Jinetes, Adventure in the Mountains     NH Explore (11.2)

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

Wed, May 8 10:00 A.M. El Chepe, Railway to the Past     NH Explore (11.2)

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

Wed, May 8 9:00 P.M. Los Mochis, Street Taco Favorites     NH Create (11.4)

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

Wed, May 8 9:30 P.M. El Chepe, Railway to the Past     NH Create (11.4)

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

Thu, May 9 2:00 A.M. Los Mochis, Street Taco Favorites     NH Create (11.4)

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

Thu, May 9 2:30 A.M. El Chepe, Railway to the Past     NH Create (11.4)

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

Thu, May 9 10:00 A.M. Mocorito, The Land of Chilorio     NH Explore (11.2)

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.

Thu, May 9 7:30 P.M. Guayabera World     NH Create (11.4)

In Tekit, or "The Capital of the Guayabera," Pati encounters a tale of sons going against their father's wishes to follow their own path.

Thu, May 9 9:00 P.M. Carne Asada with La Familia     NH Create (11.4)

Pati spends some time with her boys cooking up a classic Sonoran-style meal.

Thu, May 9 9:30 P.M. Tijuana's Culinary Revolution     NH Create (11.4)

Pati is in one of Mexico's most up and coming food destinations, Tijuana, where she spends the day with some of the young, fresh talent taking part in Baja's exciting culinary movement.

Fri, May 10 1:30 A.M. Guayabera World     NH Create (11.4)

In Tekit, or "The Capital of the Guayabera," Pati encounters a tale of sons going against their father's wishes to follow their own path.

Fri, May 10 2:00 A.M. Carne Asada with La Familia     NH Create (11.4)

Pati spends some time with her boys cooking up a classic Sonoran-style meal.

Fri, May 10 2:30 A.M. Tijuana's Culinary Revolution     NH Create (11.4)

Pati is in one of Mexico's most up and coming food destinations, Tijuana, where she spends the day with some of the young, fresh talent taking part in Baja's exciting culinary movement.

Fri, May 10 10:00 A.M. Surfside Eats     NH Explore (11.2)

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

Sat, May 11 7:30 P.M. Flavors of Merida     NH Create (11.4)

Pati explores the vibrant streets of Yucatan's capital, Merida, in search of its flavors.

Mon, May 13 10:00 A.M. A Day In Sinaloa's Countryside     NH Explore (11.2)

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

Tue, May 14 10:00 A.M. Home Cooking Sinaloa Style     NH Explore (11.2)

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

Wed, May 15 10:00 A.M. How Do You Say Tucson?     NH Explore (11.2)

In this special episode, Pati travels north of the border to Tucson, Arizona, a city that claims to have the best 23 miles of Mexican food anywhere in the world.

Thu, May 16 10:00 A.M. Tucson: Gateway to Sonora     NH Explore (11.2)

In Tucson, Pati learns the basics of artisan bread-making from one of America's best bakers, Don Guerra of Barrio Bakery.

Thu, May 16 7:30 P.M. A Family Affair     NH Create (11.4)

Pati visits Chef Wilson Alonzo in his hometown of Halacho to prepare a traditional Cochinita Pibil in an underground pit.

Fri, May 17 1:30 A.M. A Family Affair     NH Create (11.4)

Pati visits Chef Wilson Alonzo in his hometown of Halacho to prepare a traditional Cochinita Pibil in an underground pit.

Fri, May 17 10:00 A.M. Hermosillo Food Crawl     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati spends a day in Sonora's capital, Hermosillo, visiting some of the city's best culinary destinations.

Sat, May 18 7:30 P.M. Ode to the Egg     NH Create (11.4)

Pati arrives in Motul, a town in the history books for Yucatan's once thriving henequen industry and for the egg dish Huevos Motulenos.

Mon, May 20 10:00 A.M. The Blessing and the Benefit     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati experiences two important Sonoran culinary traditions.

Tue, May 21 10:00 A.M. Carne Asada with La Familia     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati spends some time with her boys cooking up a classic Sonoran-style meal.

Wed, May 22 10:00 A.M. Flour Power     NH Explore (11.2)

Wheat and meat are two staples of Sonoran cuisine, and Pati shows her take on a classic recipe that uses both, a carne con chile burrito.

Thu, May 23 10:00 A.M. Sonoran Family Favorites for Sami     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati spends a day in the kitchen with her middle son, Sami, cooking recipes inspired by her travels in Sonora that she knows he'll love.

Thu, May 23 7:30 P.M. Yucatan Meats     NH Create (11.4)

Temozoon is the birthplace of Yucatan's signature smoked meat Carne Ahumada and everyone in town claims to have a relative who invented it.

Fri, May 24 1:30 A.M. Yucatan Meats     NH Create (11.4)

Temozoon is the birthplace of Yucatan's signature smoked meat Carne Ahumada and everyone in town claims to have a relative who invented it.

Fri, May 24 10:00 A.M. Legends of the Sonoran Sea     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati travels to Sonora's coast on the Sea of Cortez, where local legend Tono Contreras gives her a tour including shellfish on the beach, his restaurant Mariscos El Rey, and his home kitchen for some crave-worthy recipes.

Sat, May 25 7:30 P.M. Recados     NH Create (11.4)

Pati returns to Merida to meet sisters, Delia and Maria Elide, who love to cook and laugh and are famous for recados - pastes of spices and aromatic herbs that season Yucatecan foods.

Mon, May 27 10:00 A.M. Super Sonoran     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati makes three classic Sonoran recipes, each one a meal in itself - a fish special called pescado zarandeado, a rich stew called gallina pinta, and a tasty dirty rice with clams.

Tue, May 28 10:00 A.M. Cooking for My Crew In Sonora     NH Explore (11.2)

As Pati travels with her TV production crew through Mexico's vast state of Sonora, she gets inspired by the bold flavors and ingredients.

Wed, May 29 10:00 A.M. Sabores Nortenos     NH Explore (11.2)

Pati is inspired by Sonora's "northern flavors" where the hot, arid desert lends itself to hearty and surprising recipes.


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