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.

5 Seasons, 65 Episodes
April 2, 2011
Cast: Pati Jinich

Pati's Mexican Table Full Episode Guide

  • Pati invites her good friend and celebrity chef, Jose Andres, to cook with her. They join forces in her kitchen to whip together a series of Mexican and Spanish-influenced recipes that will be a hit on any family table.

  • Pati's oldest son, Alan, is heading off to college. She wants to make sure he's prepared with some basic cooking skills, since mom won't be doing the cooking at school. At the grocery store, Pati teaches Alan some essential shopping know-hows. Back at home, they make a simple dinner that is sure to impress: a perfect steak, double baked potatoes, and the best ever no-bake Mexican chocolate pie.

  • Pati is preparing an epic Thanksgiving meal like no other because this one has a Yucatecan twist. Trade in your turkey for a citrus brined bird and boxed stuffing for one with chorizo, apple and cornbread. Brussels sprouts get spiced up with habaneros and pork belly. With Pati's family and closest friends around the table, don't expect there to be any leftovers.

  • Crab House dishes include Alaskan wontons; tuna tartare kibi and cold pork belly salad at Casa de Cristian Morales.

  • Sampling the local delicacy of Isla Mujeres -- tikin xic, fish marinated in a red sauce diluted with sour orange juice and spices wrapped in banana leaves.

  • Known for its smoked meats, Valladolid offers local specialties, including lomitos de Valladolid and longaniza de Valladolid.

  • The city of Izamal features buildings painted in the same golden hue; venison tacos and poc chuk; a jeweler makes jewelry from his backyard plants.

  • Climbing the ancient ruins of Uxmal, an ancient Mayan city; swimming; tamales; making cochinita pibil using the ancient technique of cooking meat with heated rocks buried underground.

  • Exploring Campeche, Mexico, a colonial city defined by its history of piracy; turkey panuchos; La Pigua features regional dishes pescado verde and grilled octopus

  • Sunday is a day to celebrate food, dancing and culture; slow cooked pork sandwich; Vaqueria dance; a traditional Sunday family meal.

  • A visit to the coastal town of Celestun in Merida, Mexico, includes a breakfast featuring fresh seafood, a boat ride to see flamingos, and a cookout on the beach with ceviche and grilled fish.

  • Bar snacks in Merida, the capital of Yucatan; family classics include mondongo stew and foreign influences like kibbeh.

  • Pollo pibil, a tamale cooked underground; pan de cazon, a version of lasagna made with shark, beans and tomato sauce.

  • Pati is has a picnic for family and friends in her backyard.Chicken, refried beans, plantain and avocado sandwich; potato and poblano rajas salad; mango puff.

  • Pati prepares a variety of simple recipes that are all cooked in an oven.Baked egg casserole; salsa ranchera; dulce de leche and pecan cinnamon rolls; baked fruit mixiote.

  • Pati shows us a couple recipes that were passed down to her by her family.Chili rellenos; salsa roja; drunken rice with chicken; meringue cake with whipped cream.

  • Pati meets two chefs in Mexico City who are putting modern spins on traditional Mexican cuisine.Boston lettuce salad with avocado, pineapple and pumpkin seeds; mole stew; hibiscus cookies.

  • Pati some favorite recipes of her middle son, Sami.Smashed baby potatoes; chipotle salmon, bacon and avocado sandwich; homemade cookies.

  • Pati visits the city of Guanajuato, known for having some of the best street food in all of Mexico.Cooked and seasoned corn; miner-style enchiladas; homemade dulce de leche; churros con cajeta.

  • Pati updates three of here fans favorite recipes and makes a surprise visit with one.Tart pico de guac; chipotle chicken pasta casserole; marbled tres leches cake.

  • Pati takes some classic American recipes and gives them a delicious Mexican twist.Mexican crab cakes with jalapeno aioli; pizza dough; pizza sauce; poblano, corn and zucchini pizza.

  • Pati cooks a various styles of tamales, both savory and sweet.Cooked salsa verde; chicken in salsa verde tamales; sweet corn tamales; green rice.

  • Pati and her family decide to have a summer evening party.Cherry tomato jam with red wine and scallions; citrus chicken with carrots and baby potatoes.

  • Homemade corn tortillas; cheese basket tacos; tacos al pastor with garnishes; achiote adobo; chile de arbol and tomatillo quick salsita.

  • Fish with plums, pasilla and tequila; orange blossom rice with pepitas; chardonnay mango pecan tart.

  • Pati and family visit San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Known for its cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, art galleries and, of course, a wide range of delicious eats, San Miguel is a pretty, tourist-friendly vacation town in the state of Guanajuato.Fruit smoothie; big brunch enchiladas; black beans from the pot; nopalitos with corn and guajillo.

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