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.

Sabores Norteños

25m 12s

Pati is inspired by Sonora’s “northern flavors” where the hot, arid desert lends itself to hearty and surprising recipes. She makes traditional tamales with corn, chiles, and cheese, and then for the main course, pork chops topped with a pickled grape salad. In Sonora, she visits a traditional hacienda, where she gets a true taste of Sonoran ranch food.

Episodes

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    Sabores Norteños

    S9 E10 - 25m 12s

    Pati is inspired by Sonora’s “northern flavors” where the hot, arid desert lends itself to hearty and surprising recipes. She makes traditional tamales with corn, chiles, and cheese, and then for the main course, pork chops topped with a pickled grape salad. In Sonora, she visits a traditional hacienda, where she gets a true taste of Sonoran ranch food.

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    Cooking for my Crew in Sonora

    S9 E9 - 25m 13s

    As Pati travels with her TV production crew through Mexico’s vast state of Sonora, she gets inspired by the bold flavors and ingredients. They stop at a beautiful hacienda outside of Hermosillo, where Pati prepares her take on a true Sonoran feast in a rustic outdoor kitchen. As a thank you, this meal is for the crew.

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    Super Sonoran

    S9 E8 - 25m 12s

    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. In Sonora, she visits vacation destination Puerto Peñasco, where some of the town’s best chefs take her to the local market and invite her for a feast of their favorite recipes from the region.

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    Legends of the Sonoran Sea

    S9 E7 - 25m 12s

    Pati travels to Sonora’s coast on the Sea of Cortez, where local legend Toño Contreras gives her a tour including shellfish on the beach, his restaurant Mariscos El Rey, and his home kitchen for some crave-worthy recipes. She meets another local legend, a seafood stand owner known as “The Surgeon” for her great knife skills. This inspires Pati to make seafood-loaded recipes at home.

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    Sonoran Family Favorites for Sami

    S9 E6 - 25m 12s

    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. In Sonora, Pati sees firsthand how the family bond can be the secret to delicious recipes at two famous family run street food stands, Johnny’s Tacos in Hermosillo and Los Bochos in Cócorit.

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    Flour Power

    S9 E5 - 25m 31s

    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. In Sonora, she tours one of Hermosillo’s oldest flour mills and gets a lesson on making coyotas, a traditional dessert, at a local bakery. Then, Pati shows us how to make coyotas at home.

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    Carne Asada with La Familia

    S9 E4 - 25m 12s

    Pati spends some time with her boys cooking up a classic Sonoran-style meal. First, she teaches them the basics of a true Sonoran tradition — carne asada. Then, for dessert, a whipped peanut buttercream and grape galette.

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    The Blessing and The Benefit

    S9 E3 - 25m 11s

    Pati experiences two important Sonoran culinary traditions. First, on the coast in Bahía Kino, local fishermen receive “the blessing” from a woman from the Seri tribe before heading out on the water to catch giant sea scallops. Then, in the mountain town of Matape, Nere, one of Sonora’s few female butchers, skillfully breaks down a cow to feed the community in a tradition called “the benefit.”

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    Hermosillo Food Crawl

    S9 E2 - 25m 12s

    Pati spends a day in Sonora’s capital, Hermosillo, visiting some of the city’s best culinary destinations. From gigantic burritos at Doña Guille, to a meat lover’s feast with the owner of the popular restaurant Mochomos, mingling with the young crowd at La Ruina brew park, and a treat no trip would be complete without, Sonoran hot dogs.

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    Tucson: Gateway to Sonora

    S9 E1 - 25m 12s

    In Tucson, Pati learns the basics of artisan bread-making from one of America’s best bakers, Don Guerra of Barrio Bakery. This experience prompts her to cross into Sonora, Mexico, to see where the Sonoran wheat he uses originates. Pati takes what she learned back to her kitchen to create a menu of tasty recipes using wheat flour.

Schedule

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    Cheesy

    Thursday
    Apr 22

    30 Minutes

    Señor breakfast sandwich; tres quesos chicken pasta; bacon cheese dogs with avocado relish.
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    Mex'd Up American Regional Favorites

    Thursday
    Apr 22

    30 Minutes

    Putting a Mexican spin on some regional American favorites.
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    More Than Just a Meal

    Friday
    Apr 23

    30 Minutes

    Chipotle goat cheese spread; cesina and creamy slaw ciabatta sandwich; poblano rajas tuna melt.
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    A Local's Tour of Culiacán

    Friday
    Apr 23

    30 Minutes

    Touring the markets, street food stands, and restaurants of Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa, Mexico.
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    Hermosillo Food Crawl

    Saturday
    Apr 24

    30 Minutes

    The food scene in Hermosillo, Sonora's capital, includes gigantic burritos at Dona Guille and a meat lover's feast at Mochomos; La Ruina brew park; Sonoran hot dogs.
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    Altata, Hidden Gem by the Sea of Cortez

    Monday
    Apr 26

    30 Minutes

    A boat ride to sample fresh oysters in Altata, a small town on the coast of Sinaloa; restaurants serve up fresh fish, oysters and shrimp; a seafood feast based on the waters of Altata Bay.
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    Tijuana's Culinary Revolution

    Monday
    Apr 26

    30 Minutes

    Exploring Baja California's culinary movement in Tijuana.
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    South by South of the Border With Vivian Howard

    Tuesday
    Apr 27

    30 Minutes

    South of the border meets southern food; with guest chef Vivian Howard.
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    Tijuana: Stories From the Border

    Tuesday
    Apr 27

    30 Minutes

    Life and food on the border.
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    Los Mochis, Street Taco Favorites

    Wednesday
    Apr 28

    30 Minutes

    The unique history of Los Mochis, a coastal city in the northern region of Sinaloa; street food; two taco recipes.
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    Ensenada's Epic Seafood

    Wednesday
    Apr 28

    30 Minutes

    The port of Ensenada in Baja California is a hub for seafood exploration; the oldest bar in Baja, and originator of the margarita -- Hussongs.
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    A Taste of Mazatlán

    Thursday
    Apr 29

    30 Minutes

    A tour of Mazatlán, Sinaloa's resort town with 13 miles of Pacific coastline; chef Luis Osuna's family's restaurant Panama began as a small bakery and has grown into one of Sinaloa's biggest food franchises.
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    Baja Breakfast

    Thursday
    Apr 29

    30 Minutes

    Breakfast at Dona Esthela's restaurant in Valle de Guadalupe.
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    El Fuerte, Magic Town

    Friday
    Apr 30

    30 Minutes

    A walking tour through the quiet colonial town of El Fuerte, one of Mexico's "magic towns"; Hotel Posada Hidalgo's cauques; lobster recipes.
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    Mexican Wine Country

    Friday
    Apr 30

    30 Minutes

    The wine region of Valle de Guadalupe.
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    The Blessing and the Benefit

    Saturday
    May 1

    30 Minutes

    Catching giant sea scallops on the coast in Bahía Kino; a female butcher in the mountain town of Matape, Nere, breaks down a cow in a tradition called "the benefit."
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    Loreto: Baja's Hidden Gem

    Monday
    May 3

    30 Minutes

    One-of-a-kind dishes found in the small town of Loreto on the Gulf of California.
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    Jinetes, Adventure in the Mountains

    Monday
    May 3

    30 Minutes

    The people of the tiny village of Jinetes in the mountains of Sinaloa manage to preserve their customs and recipes for generations.
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    La Paz: The Heart of Baja Sur

    Tuesday
    May 4

    30 Minutes

    Swimming with whale sharks in the waters off Baja California Sur's capital, La Paz; local food of La Paz.
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    El Chepe, Railway to the Past

    Tuesday
    May 4

    30 Minutes

    Riding the first section of the El Chepe railway, from Los Mochis to El Fuerte; gourmet offerings from the train's restaurant; having a drink in the train's terrace; a breakfast based on Sinaloan classics.

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