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Chef Pati Jinich introduces authentic Mexican flavors, colors and textures into American kitchens.

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  • Oaxaca

    The state is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures. The most numerous and best known are the Zapotecs and the Mixtecs, but there are sixteen that are officially recognized. These cultures have survived better than most others in México due to the state's rugged and isolating terrain.

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  • Campeche

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  • Yucatan

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  • Michoacan

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  • Baja California Norte

    Baja California is a Mexican state on the Baja California Peninsula, bordering the U.S. state of California. The landscape spans mountains and beaches on the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California.

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  • Sinola

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  • Sonora

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  • Sonora

    Sonora is located in northwest Mexico. The second largest state, it is sparsely populated. Mountainous and arid, the region is sunny almost year–round and has little rainfall.

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Señor Breakfast Sandwich

Señor Breakfast Sandwich Señor Breakfast Sandwich recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 12 "Cheesy"  For the chipotle béchamel:2…

Pati Jinich sopes

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Sopes

Sopes Sopes recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 10 "How I Got to Now" To make the Sopes:2…

Pati Jinich chipotle goat cheese spread

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Chipotle Goat Cheese Spread

Chipotle Goat Cheese Spread Chipotle Goat Cheese Spread recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 13 "More Than Just a…

Pati Jinich eggs in salsa martajada

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Eggs in Salsa Martajada

Eggs in Salsa Martajada Eggs in Salsa Martajada recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 9 "Oaxaca Breakfast: Messy &…

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Corn Soup with Queso

Corn Soup with Queso Corn Soup with Queso recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 8 "In Search of…

Pati Jinich mole verde with pork and white beans

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Mole Verde with Pork and White Beans

Mole Verde with Pork and White Beans Mole Verde with Pork and White Beans recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season…

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Oaxaca Style Refried Beans

Oaxaca Style Refried Beans Oaxaca Style Refried Beans recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 9 "Oaxaca Breakfast: Messy…

Pati Jinich pescado agridulce or sweet and sour Mexican style fish

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Pescado Agridulce

Sweet and Sour Mexican Style Fish Sweet and Sour Mexican Style Fish recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode…

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Almendrado with Chicken

Almendrado with Chicken Almendrado with Chicken recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 7 "The Art of Mole" 1/2…

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Creamy Slaw

Creamy Slaw Creamy Slaw recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 13 "More Than Just a Meal" 1/2 cup…

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Quick Roasted Tomatillo Salsita

Quick Roasted Tomatillo Salsita Quick Roasted Tomatillo Salsita recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 10 "How I Got to…

Pati Jinich Pan de Yema

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Pan de Yema

Pan de Yema Pan de Yema recipe from Pati's Mexican Table, Season 6 Episode 9 "Oaxaca Breakfast: Messy & Delicious"…

Pati Jinich

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Cecina and Creamy Slaw Ciabatta Sandwich

Cecina and Creamy Slaw Ciabatta Sandwich Cecina and Creamy Slaw Ciabatta Sandwich recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode…

Pati Jinich caramelized pasilla brisket

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Caramelized Pasilla Brisket

Caramelized Pasilla Brisket Caramelized Pasilla Brisket recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 10 "How I Got to Now"…

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Pickled Poblanos

Pickled Poblanos Pickled Poblanos recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 13 "More Than Just a Meal" 8 poblano…

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Tres Quesos Chicken Pasta

Tres Quesos Chicken Pasta Tres Quesos Chicken Pasta recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 12 "Cheesy" 2 garlic cloves…

Pati Jinich poblano rajas tuna melt

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Pickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt

Pickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt Pickled Poblano Rajas Tuna Melt recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 13 "More…

Pati Jinich tiger pound cake

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Tiger Pound Cake

Tiger Pound Cake Tiger Pound Cake recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 10 "How I Got to Now" 2…

pati jinich coloradito chicken

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Coloradito Chicken and a New Season

Oaxaca is a place I have been to countless times, but always leave wanting to go back.  No wonder I…

pati jinich coloradito chicken

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Coloradito Chicken

Coloradito Chicken Coloradito Chicken recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 6 “Women of Oaxaca” 1 ripe plantain6 ancho chiles…

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Meatballs in Guajillo Sauce

Meatballs in Guajillo Sauce Meatballs in Guajillo Sauce recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 5 "From Pueblo to…

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Mexican Grilled Steak Salad

Mexican Grilled Steak Salad Mexican Grilled Steak Salad recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 4 "The Mezcal Trail"…

oaxacan chicken with oregano and garlic

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Oaxacan Chicken with Oregano and Garlic

Oaxacan Chicken with Oregano and Garlic Oaxacan Chicken with Oregano and Garlic recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 3…

Pati Jinich sweet potato and black bean tamales

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tamales

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tamales Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tamales recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode…

Pati Jinich tesajo

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Tasajo

Tasajo Tasajo recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 1 "One Day in Oaxaca" 2 pounds flank steak2 to…

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Arroz con Chepil

Chepil Rice Chepil Rice recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 5 "From Pueblo to City" 3 tablespoons vegetable…

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Avocado, Watercress and Pecan Salad

Avocado, Watercress and Pecan Salad Avocado, Watercress and Pecan Salad recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 2 "History…

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Mashed Potato Cazuela

Mashed Potato Cazuela Mashed Potato Cazuela recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 6 "Women of Oaxaca" 3 pounds…

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Oaxacan Sour

Oaxacan Sour Oaxacan Sour recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 4 "The Mezcal Trail" 1 1/2 cups mezcal3/4 cups…

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Smoky Guacamole

Smoky Guacamole Smoky Guacamole recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 1 "One Day in Oaxaca" 1 serrano or…

Pati Jinich almond and chocolate leche cake

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Almond and Chocolate Leche Cake

Almond and Chocolate Leche Cake Almond and Chocolate Leche Cake recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 6 “Women of…

Pati Jinich tasajo torta with smoky guacamole

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Tasajo Torta with Smoky Guacamole

Tasajo Torta with Smoky Guacamole Tasajo Torta with Smoky Guacamole recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 1 "One…

Pati Jinich grilled corn salad

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Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn Salad Grilled Corn Salad recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 3 "A Queen in the Land of…

Pati Jinich nopalitos salad with pickled chipotle

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Nopalitos Salad with Pickled Chipotle

Nopalitos Salad with Pickled Chipotle Nopalitos Salad with Pickled Chipotle recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 1 "One Day…

Pati Jinich burnt milk ice cream with animal crackers

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Burnt Milk Ice Cream with Animal Crackers

Burnt Milk Ice Cream with Animal Crackers Burnt Milk Ice Cream with Animal Crackers recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season…

Pati Jinich natilla with fresh berries

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Natilla with Fresh Berries

Natilla with Fresh Berries Natilla with Fresh Berries recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 1 "One Day in Oaxaca" …

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Oaxaca-style Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas

Oaxaca-style Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas Oaxaca-style Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 1, Episode 1 “Quesadillas”…

Mar 16

Episode 113: Wrapped Treats

Mexicans have been wrapping and cooking food in leaves for a long time, and this episode will look at the…

Mar 16

Episode 112: Vanilla

Vanilla only comes in a bottle, right? Oh, it's a bean!? Where on earth do I find vanilla beans and…

Mar 16

Episode 111: Middle Eastern Influences

Immigrants from Lebanon, Syria and Israel have left a tasty influence on Mexican cuisine over the years; this show will…

Mar 16

Episode 110: Cinnamon

Mexico is now the largest importer of cinnamon in the world--but how do they use it that's so special? Just…

Mar 16

Episode 109: Chorizo

Who doesn't love sausage? Chorizo, the Mexican version, is a deep-burnt-reddish explosion of fresh, moist, exotically seasoned flavor. When it's…

Mar 16

Episode 108: Mexican Brunch

A Mexican brunch is the perfect way to ease into the weekend. What kinds of recipes are truly Mexican but…

Mar 16

Episode 107: Mexican Picnic

What's on the menu at a typical Mexican picnic? Are some foods, like hot dogs and hamburgers, universal? Turn your…

Mar 16

Episode 106: Hibiscus Flowers or Jamaica

In Mexico, it's not uncommon to find both food and water deliciously flavored with hibiscus flowers. Commonly known as Jamaica,…

Mar 16

Episode 105: Convent Food

Aren't convents supposed to be austere, dull places? In Mexico, everything's a little more colorful--including the food of Catholic nuns.…

Mar 16

Episode 104: Tomatillos

Meet the tomatillo--this small, plump, green fruit was a favorite of the Aztecs and stars in any number of Mexican…

Mar 16

Episode 103: Avocado

This episode shows us how to pick and prime the perfect Mexican avocado, then walks us through three great recipes. As a…

Mar 16

Episode 102: Foods of the Revolution

If you're fighting a war, how do you cook food on the run? What sort of meals can you make…

chicken flautas

Mar 16

Episode 101: Quesadillas

Pati's Mexican Table Season 9 explores one of Mexico's largest states: Sonora. Pati travels the rugged, stunning terrain of the…