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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…”

To read the entire article, click here.


May 1, 2013

Anytime I go on ABC‘s The Chew, it’s a fiesta! I made my Honey Chipotle Ribs with Mario Batali, and we grilled up some Crazy Corn to have on the side.

Watch the segment on the Honey Chipotle Ribs…

Watch the segment on the Crazy Corn…

For the recipes, click here.


April 17, 2013

“Pati Jinich, author of Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking…wants you to know that Mexican cuisine is not ‘taco salads, nachos slathered with cheese, or overstuffed burritos.’ It’s not heavy or fried. Often, it’s not even that spicy.

As she writes in the introduction to her passionate new cookbook: ‘Show up in my kitchen any day of the year, and you’ll find soft corn tortillas, refried beans, at least two different salsas, the fresh Mexican cheese called queso fresco, ripe avocados and fresh fruit.’

Free Press reporter Bartley Kives recently wrote about new local restaurants that have allowed Winnipeggers to buy authentic Mexican tacos — the kind made without ‘orange ground beef,’ as he says. Jinich’s cookbook allows you to make authentic tacos at home, along with dishes like enchiladas verdes, pozole rojo, and Oaxaca-style mushroom and cheese quesadillas…”

To read the entire article, click here.


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.

To listen, click here.


April 11, 2013

“The popularity of Mexican food is an all-time high and there’s a book (or two) for nearly every type of variation on the cuisine imaginable, whether it’s regional fare, haute cuisine or chef-driven interpretations of classic meals. But more often than not, home cooks want a volume that will help them make everyday meals taste a little better – or in the case of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table,’ a lot like the Mexican meals that immediately remind one of home and family.

‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ – the newest release by noted PBS television show host Pati Jinich – is a compilation of simple, home-style Mexican recipes. You won’t find greasy nachos or overstuffed quesadillas here; instead, Jinich focuses on the use of simple staples like soft corn tortillas, eggs, basic cuts of meat and lush produce, transforming them with fragrant spices, magical salsas and traditional Mexican cooking techniques to yield deeply flavorful, south-of-the-border-inspired meals that are right at home in any American kitchen. In short, this is home cooking for the people who really do cook at home…”

To read the entire review, click here.


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…”

Para leer el artí­culo completo, haga clic aquí­.


April 1, 2013

“Popular PBS cooking host Pati Jinich has just released a book to help Mexican food lovers do just that. Pati’s Mexican Table is a thoughtful book detailing fairly simple Mexican dishes that are easy to incorporate into everyday American cooking. Some of the dishes, like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and chicken enchiladas, will be instantly recognizable and familiar. Others, like the yellow mole with masa dumplings we will make this week, will offer new tastes and textures for those who don’t regularly step outside of the taco zone…”

To read the entire review, click here.


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 28, 2013

“Pati’s Mexican Table, the cookbook, has managed to capture the spirit and delightful storytelling that Pati exhibits when she teaches her classes. The book is full of authentic Mexican recipes that are simple to prepare and are a hit with the family. We loved the red leaf, avocado, and grapefruit salad with olive-mint vinaigrette… this despite the fact that I dont usually like grapefruit! We are looking forward to trying some of the other delightful dishes in the book…”

To read the entire review, click here.


March 25, 2013

I got such a kick out of being included in this video recap of the week’s events at the National Press Club. It highlights the Republican National Committee, the United Nations, Syria, the French military, the US Senate — and Mexican cooking! It completely represents what an honor it was for me to be invited to host a dinner and talk about Mexican food at the Press Club. Watch the whole thing here…


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