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The Washington Post: Pozole offers a hearty helping of Mexican tradition

“A bowl of pozole, with its colorful elements of yellow hominy, emerald cilantro flecks and white onion pieces, can look as if it has been dusted with fiesta confetti. And that’s entirely appropriate. The rib-sticking Mexican stew stars at festivities including quinceañeras and New Year’s celebrations. ‘Pozole is a party dish,’ says Pati Jinich, the…

The Washington Post: Say adios to eggnog, and embrace Mexican drinks for a feliz navidad

“In the convents around Mexico during the colonial era, the nuns became serious cooks, says Pati Jinich, author of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ and host of the PBS series of the same name. The church was a major power, and it was in the kitchens of the convents where traditional Spanish recipes started to take in…

The Washington Post: Celeb chefs continue to flow into town this week to lobby the Hill

“D.C. is awash in celebrity chefs this week. On Wednesday, four of them — Andrew Zimmern, Hugh Acheson, Pati Jinich and Nina Compton blanketed Capitol Hill in an effort organized by the ONE Campaign to rally support for Electrify Africa, legislation that aims to give 50 million Africans access to modern energy and add 20,000…

NBC News: Turkey With Arroz? Our ‘Blended’ Latino Thanksgivings

“Turkey with arroz con coco? Cinnamon rolls with dulce de leche? For many Latinos, Thanksgiving tables reflect quite the varied heritage, which makes for memorable – and unique – dishes and gatherings… Acclaimed Pati’s Mexican Table TV host and cookbook author Pati Jinich is a political analyst turned chef based in Washington, DC. Her nostalgia…

Pati’s Mexican Table Season 3 Nominated for Taste Awards in 3 Categories

“The TASTE AWARDS are the premier awards celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio. The Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime,…

U.S. Department of Education’s Let’s Read! Let’s Move!

“U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Library of Congress for the final of four 2014 Let’s Read! Let’s Move! field trips in his neighborhood, which is part of a broader initiative to engage youth in summer learning and physical activity. Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Dizard, Jr. will give welcoming remarks, and…

NBC News: Growing Int’l Latino Book Awards Reflect Booming Market

“During the American Library Association’s annual meeting this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, over 180 notable Latino authors will be gathering for the 16th annual International Latino Book Awards (ILBA). Saturday night’s event will announce the best Latino books in 87 categories in a year that has seen the submissions increase dramatically, which does not…

Pati’s Mexican Table Season 3 Nominated for Imagen Award in Best National Informational Program

“The Imagen Foundation has announced the nominees for the 29th Annual Imagen (Spanish for ‘image’) Awards, honoring portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film.” The third season of Pati’s Mexican Table has been nominated in the Best National Informational Program category along with Oprah’s Next Chapter, LatiNation, Latino Americans, and mun2 News…