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April 30, 2012
“Growing up in Mexico City, I didn’t know a single person who celebrated Cinco de Mayo, except for the people who lived in the state of Puebla. We didn’t even get the day off! Sure we studied it in school–the unprecedented victory of a small Mexican militia against the large French army in 1862–but it was a short-lived victory, as the French won right back.

Fast forward 150 years to 2012: the French and Spanish are gone; Mexicans proudly celebrate Independence Day every September 16; yet, for reasons few of us can explain, Cinco de Mayo has become the greatest, most joyous, colorful celebration–for Mexicans living abroad. As strange as the nostalgia is, the longer I live abroad, the stronger the impact Cinco de Mayo has within my soul. These words fluff up like soft conchas right out of the oven, getting fluffier, sweeter and more comforting as the years go by…”

Article written for and published by NBC Latino. To continue reading, click here.

April 10, 2012
“Tossing a healthy dose of bright, sliced radishes atop a pair of fiery red enchiladas, the crispy jacketed Pati Jinich sounds genuinely baffled when she throws her hands in the air after observing her handiwork.

‘How can anyone say Mexican food isn’t healthy?’ she asks.

Jinich, who has tasked herself with spreading the gospel of her homeland’s soulful and nutritious cuisine, has found an open pulpit at Washington, D.C.’s Mexican Cultural Institute, an educational outreach arm of the Mexican Embassy. She launched a series of classes there five years ago that have since evolved into the PBS show ‘Pati’s Mexican Table.'”

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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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January 6, 2012

“America is obsessed with television food celebrities. Somewhere along the way, we forgot that, in the kitchen, there just isn’t any substitute for passion and talent. We’ve conveniently chosen to ignore that fact that many of these ‘stars’ are neither food experts nor stars.


However, we have our own right here in DC, and she is always a star, even when there aren’t any TV cameras around.

Her name is Pati Jinich, and she is the chef and host of PBS’s Mexican Table and teaches Mexican cooking classes by the same name at the Mexican Cultural Institute that are a foodie’s dream…”

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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.”


May 6, 2011

“Patricia Jinich, host of the public television series Pati’s Mexican Table, joins Latina magazine as a contributing food writer offering her unique take on Latin cuisine.  Chef Pati will contribute twice a month to Latina.com and regularly in the magazine…”

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May 2, 2011

“Para Patricia Jinich compartir entre familiares y amigos una mesa llena de comida tradicional mexicana para celebrar el Cinco de Mayo, es una tradición que adquirió cuando emigró a este paí­s de su natal Mexico en 1997…”

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Cinco De Mayo El Tiempo Latino.pdf


April 6, 2011

“On Mar. 30, Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan proudly introduced Mexico’s newest culinary star Patricia Jinich as the ‘culinary ambassador to the United States’ at a cocktail reception at the Mexican Cultural Center prior to the launch of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ which aired on WETA TV 26 on Apr. 2…”

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March 30, 2011

“When chef and writer Pati Jinich warms up to a subject on Mexican cooking, any subject on Mexican cooking, she’ll start talking fast, her musical words barely keeping up with the thoughts racing through her head.  Her hands will become animated, as much to make a connection as to punctuate a point.  She likes to tough people lightly on the arm or, more emphatically, point at them when they say something she likes.  She laughs as if everything you say is comedic gold.

Sometimes it seems as if Pati Jinich — she prefers the informal name — could turn a misanthrope into butter or, perhaps more surprising…”

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March 6, 2011

“Patricia Jinich, executive chef at D.C.’s Mexican Cultural Institute, spilled her big news last week at ‘The Moles of Oaxaca’ dinner, announcing the debut next month of her brand new PBS television series, ‘Pati’s Mexican Table'”…

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