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Mexican Cultural Institute



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…”

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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 and for more information, 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.


September 13, 2013

“When running the culinary program for the Mexican Cultural Institute, part of the Mexican embassy, Pati Jinich teaches classes on a variety of themes, concocting elaborate dinners based around a particular region of the country. But sometimes she’s happiest when preparing a big breakfast for the Institute’s staff meal.

‘In Mexico, breakfast is an important meal; breakfast and lunch are huge, and dinner is very light,’ explains Jinich, a native of Mexico and a familiar face to those who know her cookbooks and her PBS series, ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’”…

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