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February 21, 2013

20 MARCH 2013
6:30 PM

Please join us for a super special event at the Mexican Cultural Institute, my home in Washington, DC, to celebrate the release of my cookbook! Come for some scrumptious snacks, and listen in on my conversation with James Beard Award-winning food critic Tim Carman. Our discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. This event is free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

Seating is limited. RSVP is required! To do so, please email: rsvp@instituteofmexicodc.org.

For more information, click here.


February 9, 2013

I had the pleasure of interviewing author Arthur Allen about his new book Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato in this week’s Splendid Table. Listen in to hear about how the tomato came to be a worldwide obsession.

Listen to my segment right here…


September 13, 2012

“Host of the public television series Pati’s Mexican Table, which premiered nationwide in April 2011, cooking teacher, food writer and official Chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, Patricia Jinich was born and raised in Mexico City. After moving to the States, Pati served as a political analyst and completed a Masters degree in Latin American Studies at Georgetown University, but left her policy work to pursue her lifelong passions: researching, writing about, testing and cooking Mexican food…”

To read the entire article, click here.


December 21, 2011

“From the Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve to Barbecue on Fourth of July — we’re talking holiday food traditions familiar and obscure.”


January 6, 2010

“Our Local Restaurant Worldtour continues with a look at Mexican cuisine. We learn about the exquisite alchemy of mole, find the best local restaurants (not to be confused with Sal-Mex) and taquerí­as, and examine the links between food and culture”

Read about it and/or listen to the Kojo Show


March 31, 2009

“Patricia Jinich teaches regional Mexican cooking at the Mexican Cultural Institute here. But at the Lubavitch Center recently she showed about 70 Jewish women how to cook for Passover.

She made gefilte fish in a Veracruz sauce of tomatoes, pickled peppers, olives and capers, and spoke of how her Polish grandfather loved to wrap fresh, warm tortillas around gribenes (chicken cracklings with fried onions) with a side of guacamole.

Some of the women were in long dresses, with their heads covered. Ms. Jinich, 37, had on a Mexican huipil blouse with red and green trim under her chef’s jacket.

Still, she said, ‘The Yiddische mama and the Mexican mama have lots in common.'”

Click here to read the entire article. Check out the recipe for Mushroom-Jalapeño Matzo Ball Soup.


November 15, 2008

“Americans have seen a lot in the last few months. Failed banks. Frozen
lending. A stock market like a weary phoenix, rising from its ashes
then plummeting again. In turbulent times like these, don’t we all need
a little comfort food?”

Listen to the complete story. Check out more information on enfrijoladas and queso fresco.


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