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February 27, 2015

3 DECEMBER 2015
6:45 PM to 9:30 PM

Cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.

Close the year in the grand style of the north of Mexico — Monterrey, Nuevo León! I will be joined by a special guest chef from northern Mexico to explore the region’s culinary riches.

For more information and to register, click here.


February 27, 2015

13 JUNE 2015

Cooking demonstration and tasting at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.

The first Mexican Table for kids ages 8-12. More information to come soon, so stay tuned!

For more information and to register, click here.


February 27, 2015

23 APRIL 2015
6:45 PM to 9:30 PM

Cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.

Join me to celebrate the 25th “Silver” Anniversary of the Mexican Cultural Institute with a menu in homage to Mexico’s Silver Route. In the colonial era, this route connected Mexico City to Zacatecas, the premier mining area, passing through Queretaro, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosí. The menu will take its inspiration from that era and route, so you will be able to sample both the flavors and the history.

For more information and to register, click here.



March 24, 2014

“Mexican food has suffered an image problem. When people say they want Mexican food they think fajitas, or hard shell tacos, or chile con queso. These ‘Tex Mex’ fast food interpretations discredit a cuisine that has arose from ancient civilizations that pre-date the arrival of the Spaniards.

And that is precisely why we need someone like Pati Jinich, the Latin American policy-researcher-turned-chef who is transforming our view of Mexican cuisine.

Her exploration of her own culinary heritage in Mexico is part of a growing field of public diplomacy – gastrodiplomacy…”

To read the entire article, click here.


January 17, 2014

4 DECEMBER 2014
6:45 PM to 9:00 PM

Cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.

In my last class of the year at the Institute, I’ll highlight the rich African heritage of Veracruz and all the wonderful flavors that have come out of it.

To register and for more information, click here.


January 17, 2014

9 OCTOBER 2014
6:45 PM to 9:00 PM

Cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.

Come experience the regional flavors of the Yucatán, Mexico’s culinary outlier, with me and a very special guest chef from the Yucatán.

To register and for more information, click here.


January 17, 2014

5 JUNE 2014
6:45 PM to 9:30 PM

Cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.

Join me as I explore Mexico’s fascinating history through the cross-cultural foods of the 16th century.

To register, click here.
For more information and an overview of the menu, click here.


January 17, 2014

19 MARCH 2014
6:45 PM to 9:00 PM

Cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.

I’m excited to kick off my 2014 season with a menu inspired by artist Diego Rivera’s table, in conjunction with the Institute’s Man at the Crossroads exhibition.

To register and for more information, click here.


September 13, 2013

I had a lovely morning at the Mexican Cultural Institute with Rebecca Sheir, from WAMU, and Missy Frederick, from Eater DC, talking about traditional Mexican breakfast. And then eating!

To listen, read the story, and see photos, click here.

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