Food

Pati's Mexican Table

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, her family life, and her ongoing conversations with cooks in both Mexico and the US.

Los Mariachis

26m 46s

Some say that Jalisco is the birthplace of Mariachi. In this episode, Pati learns about the history, the instruments and the meaning behind that beloved music that pulls at the heart strings of so many Mexicans. In Guadalajara, she sits down for lunch with the leader of one of Mexico’s most accomplished bands, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán.

Episodes

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    The Fire Kings

    S11 E1101 - 26m 46s

    Retired mechanic Gualberto Elizondo, “Weber,” surprised his grown kids when suddenly his grilling hobby turned him into a local celebrity and internet sensation. He drives Pati to his famous back patio where he and his family treat us to Cabrito en salsa and short ribs. And local chef Chuy Villareal of Cara De Vaca is putting a Mediterranean twist on his traditional dishes.

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    Sisters, Stew, and Sass

    S11 E1102 - 26m 46s

    Don’t complain, don’t ask for the bathroom, and definitely don’t ask for salt. On the river Ramos, two sisters - who didn’t ask for your opinion - have taken a shack that serves one dish, traditional cortadillo stew, and made it into a must-visit restaurant. Ten minutes down the road in the town of Allende is another restaurant who uses traditional stews in their famous empalmes, or stacked tacos.

Extras + Features

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    Season 11 Preview

    30s

    In the 10 new episodes of Season 11, Pati Jinich visits the northeastern border state of Nuevo León — draped in dazzling
    mountains and miles of desert — and spotlights its distinctive flavors, defined by local ingredients, proximity to the
    U.S. border, and influences from Sephardic Jewish culinary roots.

Schedule

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    Sabores Norteños

    Monday
    Sep 26

    30 Minutes

    Traditional tamales made with corn, chilies and cheese; pork chops topped with a pickled grape salad; a traditional hacienda featuring Sonoran ranch food.
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    Getting to the Roots

    Monday
    Sep 26

    30 Minutes

    The chefs and owners of Xokol restaurant in Guadalajara reconnect with their roots; chef Marin creates a drink and dessert inspired by his grandmother; chef Francisco Migoya makes a dessert.
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    Welcome to Guadalajara

    Tuesday
    Sep 27

    30 Minutes

    Culinary highlights of Guadalajara, capital of Jalisco, Mexico; tortas ahogadas; chef Fabian Delgado sets new expectations for the market food experience.
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    The Heart of Tequila

    Tuesday
    Sep 27

    30 Minutes

    Exploring the town of Tequila, Jalisco; the history of making tequila and a close up look at the process from the agave fields to the tasting table.
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    Jalisco Classics

    Thursday
    Sep 29

    30 Minutes

    Menudo recipe at Super Menuderia Cano; a visit to Birriera Chololo.
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    Quiero mas Tacos

    Thursday
    Sep 29

    30 Minutes

    Marlin tacos in Puerto Vallarta; barbacoa tacos in Guadalajara; creating a pair of Jalisco-inspired tacos.
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    Los mariachis

    Friday
    Sep 30

    30 Minutes

    The meaning behind mariachi music, as well as its history and instruments; lunch with the leader of Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan.
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    The Fire Kings

    Friday
    Sep 30

    30 Minutes

    Chile lime baby back ribs; green piquin chili and oregano salsa; grilled queso fundido potatoes with bacon.
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    The World Cup of Tacos

    Saturday
    Oct 1

    30 Minutes

    Pork stew stacked in corn tortillas; poison beans; Argentinian chorizo and carne asada torta; chimichurri with a Mexican accent.
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    Escaramuza

    Monday
    Oct 3

    30 Minutes

    The history, rules and meaning of the escaramuza, an all-female horse riding and skills competition honoring women who fought for Mexico's independence.
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    Merida -- Exploring With the Locals

    Monday
    Oct 3

    30 Minutes

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

    Tuesday
    Oct 4

    30 Minutes

    Chef and historian Maru Toledo preserves Jalisco's regional recipes; the influence of hacienda culture; a family who built their legacy on tequila and agave use a new crop, blueberries, to create more jobs and opportunities for women.
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    Celestun -- Coastal Cooking

    Tuesday
    Oct 4

    30 Minutes

    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.
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    Getting to the Roots

    Wednesday
    Oct 5

    30 Minutes

    The chefs and owners of Xokol restaurant in Guadalajara reconnect with their roots; chef Marin creates a drink and dessert inspired by his grandmother; chef Francisco Migoya makes a dessert.
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    Sunday Family Food

    Wednesday
    Oct 5

    30 Minutes

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

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    30 Minutes

    Exploring the town of Tequila, Jalisco; the history of making tequila and a close up look at the process from the agave fields to the tasting table.
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    Campeche -- Tale of a Pirate City

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    30 Minutes

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

    Friday
    Oct 7

    30 Minutes

    Chef Thierry Blouet offers a tour of Puerto Vallarta's street food; La Docena restaurant; the ins and outs of one of Nuevo Vallarta's biggest resort destinations.
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    Ancient Yucatán With My Boys

    Friday
    Oct 7

    30 Minutes

    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.
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    Maestros Del Pan

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    30 Minutes

    Candied orange and pineapple empanadas.

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