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June 28, 2013

I shared some of my most loved books with PRI’s The World for their Armchair Travel series. And, of course, they all take place in Mexico! Listen in right here…


May 29, 2013

It was such a pleasure talking to guest-host Christina Bellantoni, from PBS News Hour, and several listeners about global influences on Mexican cuisine on WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

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May 24, 2013

“Ever since she was a child, Pati Jinich has been passionate about food and sharing her love for all things culinary – what I didn’t expect was to have her literally share her love of food with me. When we met at The Senator restaurant in Toronto on a Monday morning, Jinich enjoyed a traditional diner breakfast while we chatted, and generously insisted that I try some of her meal, as well. ‘Can I give you a little?’ she asked. ‘Please, it’s so much food! Ask for a plate. Eat with me!’

American public television viewers have witnessed Jinich’s fun and welcoming nature through her popular television show, Pati’s Mexican Table, since 2007, and now with the launch of her debut cookbook of the same name, Jinich’s home-style Mexican cooking is making waves across the continent. Jinich is quick to emphasize, however, that what she cooks isn’t the fast-food, Tex-Mex food that many Canadians might usually eat. ‘Real Mexican food is healthy and wholesome,’ Jinich explains…”

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May 2, 2013

I really enjoyed telling the story of how I found the recipe for Piggy Cookies to Melissa Gray for NPR‘s All Things Considered.

Listen in and get the recipe, click here.


May 1, 2013

“Well, it’s probably a little uncharitable to call it a fake holiday, because Cinco de Mayo does celebrate something very real — namely liberation from the French (haw haw) during the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Although it’s not celebrated in any big way in Mexico, it’s a huge part of Mexican-American culture. And what better way to flip a bird at the French than to make some really good Mexican food?

So we teamed up with Pati Jinich, the official chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. and author of Pati’s Mexican Table, to get some invaluable advice on how to cook authentic Mexican food at home…”

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April 15, 2013

I had a fun conversation with Cathy Erway on her show “Eat Your Words” for the Brooklyn-based Heritage Radio Network. We covered so much! Listen in to hear us chatting about the differences in how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the US versus Mexico, my recipes, Mexican ingredients, yummy tacos and more.

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April 11, 2013

“Pati Jinich nunca pensó que su carrera de analista política le iba a servir para el oficio que desempeña en la actualidad: ser la chef instructora del programa Pati’s Mexican Table del Instituto Cultural de México en Washington, D.C.

‘Era muy romántica, idealista, quería ayudar a México y a sus inmigrantes con ideas, artículos, ensayos’, dice Jinich, hija de padre arquitecto y joyero —que ahora es ‘restauranteur’— y de madre corredora de arte y dueña de su propia galleria…”

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March 29, 2013

I discussed Easter and Passover food traditions in Mexico with Celeste Headlee over some Capirotada. Listen in on our conversation from NPR’s Tell Me More right here…


March 20, 2013

I had an engaging conversation with Joy Cardin on misconceptions about Mexican food in the States, during her weekday morning show on Wisconsin Public Radio. We also fielded questions from listeners on Mexican cooking.

To download an mp3 of my segment, click here.


March 20, 2013

“Passover celebrates the Hebrews’ flight from Egypt to freedom more than 3,000 years ago. Jews around the world will remember that exodus at sundown March 25 with a ritual dinner, or Seder. And what’s on the table will tell a story of its own, one based on faith, tradition and family.

Pati Jinich will gather her husband and three sons at their home in Drummond, Md., for a meal that reflects their story as Mexican Jews, a tiny religious minority, an estimated 40,000 people, in a country that is overwhelmingly Christian.

‘I was one of three Jews in a class of 120 kids,’ Jinich recalls in an email. But since her family was not very involved in Mexico City’s Jewish community, she felt ‘sort of not from here and not from there’…”

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