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March 15, 2013

“‘I jump not only into recipes, but also into the culture and history,’ Jinich says. This means sessions devoted to particular regions (the fish-centric Yucatan peninsula) or types of food (dishes prepared in convents). Backdropped by the institute’s blue-and-white tile room, Jinich whips up salsa, soups and more on portable burners, reeling off anecdotes as she chars peppers or blends sauces.

Jinich’s easygoing patter and doable recipes helped her land ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ on PBS in 2011. It starts filming a third season soon, featuring similar how-to’s in Jinich’s sunny, Mexican-pottery filled kitchen.

‘I just think Mexican food fits the American lifestyle,’ says Jinich, laughing. ‘It’s accommodating, generous and not fussy.’ Kind of like Jinich herself…”

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March 12, 2013

“With the publication of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking’…, the circle is complete. Former bookworm policy analyst turned cooking instructor, food blogger, chef and public television culinary host Pati Jinich directs her research, experience, love of country and personal journey onto the printed page.

It’s a tall order, capturing the spirit and energy of this 40-year-old Chevy Chase mother of three, whose career path has been carved step by step with kitchen utensils. Washington Post Food section readers have come to know her through salsa, salad, taco and casserole recipes: everyday food that has become her mission…”

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March 12, 2013

“Pati Jinich, readily recognizable from her cooking programs on PBS, is also the official chef at Washington, D.C.’s Mexican Cultural Institute–and a very busy wife and mother of three boys. She understands what it means to be able to cook well for your family when time is precious and has put her expertise on the page in Pati’s Mexican Table.

‘Mexican home cooking is beautiful in its simplicity, tremendously convenient, and wholesome,’ she writes, and it’s these qualities that make her cookbook universally appealing, while her energetic and honest writing keep the reader engaged…”

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March 5, 2013

“Growing up in Mexico City, Pati Jinich wanted to be a lot of things: a writer, a philosopher, an academic. ‘In my family, I was the youngest. I was labeled the academic,’ said the woman who did indeed grow up to write, philosophize and intently study various issues in a career as a Latin American public policy analyst.

The one thing Jinich hadn’t banked on was a career in food. But that’s what happened when her life shifted gears from think-tank wonk to Mexican food ambassador as host of the popular public television cooking show ‘Pati’s Mexican Table.’ Chef, cooking teacher, food writer (and mother of three), Jinich has emerged as one of the most passionate and articulate proponents of the simple joys of Mexican home cooking…”

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March 5, 2013

“Pati Jinich didn’t grow up to be a chef, although she comes from a family of accomplished cooks. She dedicated her life to politics until seven years ago when she decided she would celebrate and demystify Mexican recipes ‘without compromising their soul’…”

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March 5, 2013

I showed noon anchor JC Hayward how easy it is to make Chipotle Mashed Potatoes on WUSA9 DC. I think she liked them!  If you didn’t catch me on the air, watch the video here…

 


March 4, 2013

“Pati Jinich, a chef on the ‘Mexican Table’ TV show on the PBS channel, has a very different idea of Mexican food than most people are used to.

‘Everyone knows tacos and burritos but not everyone knows the wholesome, fresh home-style cooking I grew up eating,’ Jinich said. ‘This isn’t greasy or labor-intensive; it’s the traditional cooking I knew’…”

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March 3, 2013

“Una de las líderes de la co- cina mexicana en los Estados Unidos es la chef Pati Jinich. Es originaria de Ciudad de México y proveniente de una familia de destacados cocineros. Su pasión por la gastronomía le ha hecho recopilar excelentes recetas de co- cina y compartirlas en televisión, radio, y ahora en su primer libro de cocina ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’, que usted podrá recibir firmado por ella misma.

El libro autografiado no será una copia más, sino que usted podrá ver a la mismísima Pati firmarlo en persona y hasta podrá recibir una clase de cocina mexi- cana otorgada por ella, pues estará presente el próximo viernes 8 de marzo en la escuela de cocina de Central Market donde enseñará cómo cocinar algunas de las me- jores recetas de su libro…”

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September 11, 2012

Holly Morris and the Fox 5 News crew threw a fiesta at my house this morning for Mexican Independence Day, which is this Saturday, September 15. This is Mexico’s Fourth of July! 

We started by gathering a few chiles from my backyard garden. And Kelly, from Capital Decor, made some gorgeous chile arrangements to spice up my kitchen. 

Then, I make Rabo de Mestiza with Holly. Rabo de Mestiza is a dish where eggs are poached in a tomato and poblano sauce. It’s perfect for an Independence Day brunch because the white eggs, green chiles and red tomato sauce represent the colors in Mexico’s flag. 

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If you want to throw your own brunch for Mexican Independence Day this weekend, you can find the Rabo de Mestizo recipe here

February 14, 2012

“Every few months, my family gets together with a Latin group of friends and their families for a potluck.

This winter it was our turn. As tradition goes, the host brings the main dishes to the table and the others bring the rest. I eagerly announced my plans to share Mexican casseroles, also called cazuelas, budines or pasteles. The Mexicans couldn’t hide their joy — ‘Pati! De veras? Budin Azteca? Cazuela de Tamal?!’ — and quickly thought of other ‘very’ Mexican sides to pair with them. The Argentines and Costa Ricans tried to understand what ‘Mexican casserole’ meant and whether it was supposed to be any good…”

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