SBS Australia


SBS Australia

“After an initial chat with the perky host of Pati’s Mexican Table, we’d decided that Pati Jinich was just too nice to make us feel bad for asking a question that could seem rather silly to a Mexican mother of three who has a family taco at least once a week.

‘Is it possible to eat a taco neatly, or should people just give in and enjoy the mess?’

‘My husband is the most neat eater in the world… and even he knows to enjoy a bit of the mess. If you want the least mess possible, you have to remember this: once the taco is assembled, tilt your head to eat it, don’t tilt the taco!’ Pati explains.

Pati Jinich is a surprise. In a time when popular food shows often involve cut-throat competition, she’s become a success through being nice. Yep, just straightforward nice. Perky. Happy. But those who might be tempted to think that sounds boring – or that she’s just a woman with a wonderful smile and a charming accent who’s good at projecting a passion for food – would be wrong. Pati, who was born and raised in Mexico before moving to the United States with her husband, was once a political analyst, and has a master’s degree in Latin American Studies.”

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