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Shares the longest border with Mexico of any of the U.S. border states and home to Tex-Mex cuisine

Texas, the “lone star state,” has the longest border with Mexico of any of the border states, making it almost half of the U.S.-Mexico border. So there are many connections between Texas and Mexico including Tex-Mex cuisine, which is one of the most well-known U.S. cuisines.

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  • Texas

    Shares the longest border with Mexico of any of the U.S. border states and home to Tex-Mex cuisine

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  • Jalisco

    Birthplace of tequila, mariachis, birria, and many more beloved Mexican cultural traditions

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  • Sonora

    Known as “Mexico’s great frontier” for its ruggedly beautiful desert landscape, cattle ranches, wheat fields, and at the heart of its cuisine is carne asada

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  • Sinaloa

    A farmer’s paradise with an extraordinary cuisine that reflects the bounty of its land and coast

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  • Guanajuato

    Considered the birthplace of Mexico’s independence and one of the most beautiful and historical states

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  • Yucatán

    Land of the Mayan legacy with a cuisine unlike any other in Mexico

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  • Puebla

    A main culinary hub where many of Mexico’s most iconic dishes originated and the home of Cinco de Mayo

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  • Oaxaca

    A hub of art and cuisine that has been largely influential on Mexico’s gastronomy and culture for centuries

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  • Michoacán

    Known as “the soul of Mexico” for its deep heritage, home to the “carnitas capital of the world,” and the world’s largest producer of avocados

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  • Mexico City

    Mexico’s independent capital city and one of Latin America’s great culinary capitals

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  • Campeche

    An ancestral home of the Maya along the Gulf of Mexico

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  • Baja California Norte

    Home to the quintessential border town of Tijuana and a cultural melting pot with an exciting regional cuisine in the making

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  • Baja California Sur

    Home to one of Hollywood’s favorite vacation destinations, natural wonders, and an inventive, playful cuisine

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News Oct 14

Mexico News Daily: TV chef Pati Jinich’s special explores border cities’ unique melded cuisines

Acclaimed chef Pati Jinich remembers the distinctive menudo she tried on both sides of the Mexico-United States border, in Ciudad…

Media Clips Oct 10

Univision Al Punto: Chef mexicana habla de su respeto por la comida Tex-Mex

La afamada chef mexicana Pati Jinich presenta una nueva serie titulada 'La Frontera con Pati Jinich', en la que recorre…

Featured Oct 08

WTTW: “Doubly Blessed”: Pati Jinich Explores the Intermingling of Cultures at the U.S.-Mexico Border

"Tex-Mex food gets a bad rap. 'When you are part of two things, you’re seen as lesser, unfortunately. You’re seen…

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Episode 1: Miles from Nowhere

Pati travels from El Paso and Ciudad Juarez to Big Bend National Park. She discovers the people, places, and food…

Recipes

Mexican Chocolate Donuts

Mexican Chocolate Donuts Mexican Chocolate Donuts recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 3, Episode 2 “Pati’s Texican” 1 cup milk2…

Recipes

Poblano, Bacon and Cheddar Skillet Cornbread

Poblano, Bacon and Cheddar Skillet Cornbread Poblano, Bacon and Cheddar Skillet Cornbread recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 3, Episode…

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Recipes

Tex-Mex Chili

Tex-Mex Chili Tex-Mex Chili recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 3, Episode 2 “Pati’s Texican” 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (plus…

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Tex Mex or Mex Tex: Take Two

Talking about American foods enriched by Mexican ingredients, I can't leave out those tasty, juicy and smoky Ancho Chile hamburgers. My…

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Episode 2: From Dos Laredos to Mars

Pati travels from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, Texas. She learns how tight-knit family bonds are an underlying theme…

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Extra: Sergio Troncoso on Border Life

In Ysleta, Texas, Pati visits La Tapatia, a restaurant serving border-influenced tortilla, tamales and tacos since 1950. She sits down…

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Extra: Meet Oscar Herrera

Pati and her friend chef Oscar Herrera drive across the border from El Paso, Texas to Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and…

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Extra: The El Paso Art Scene

In El Paso, Texas, Pati meets with some of the most prolific muralists and artists of this part of the…

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Extra: What Makes the ‘Ultimo Taco’

Brownsville, Texas, is known for being one of the best taco destinations on the entire US/Mexico border. Pati stops at…

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Extra: Visit the Sabal Palm Sanctuary

Pati visits the Sabal Palm Sanctuary just outside of Brownsville, Texas. This protected land is the last place to see…

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Extra: Learn About Raspas

Pati travels to the Rio Grande Valley, just outside of McAllen, Texas, to taste and learn about raspas, a flavored…