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Pati’s Mexican Table Season 9

Episode 901: Tucson: Gateway to Sonora

In Tucson, Pati learns the basics of artisan bread-making from one of America’s best bakers, Don Guerra of Barrio Bakery. This experience prompts her to cross into Sonora, Mexico, to see where the Sonoran wheat he uses originates. Pati takes what she learned back to her kitchen to create a menu of tasty recipes using wheat flour.

Episode 902: Hermosillo Food Crawl

Pati spends a day in Sonora’s capital, Hermosillo, visiting some of the city’s best culinary destinations. From gigantic burritos at Doña Guille, to a meat lover’s feast with the owner of the popular restaurant Mochomos, mingling with the young crowd at La Ruina brew park, and a treat no trip would be complete without, Sonoran hot dogs, Pati experiences the full spectrum of the Hermosillo’s food scene.

Episode 903: The Blessing and The Benefit

Pati experiences two important Sonoran culinary traditions. First, on the coast in Bahía Kino, local fishermen receive “the blessing” from a woman from the Seri tribe before heading out on the water to catch giant sea scallops. Then, in the mountain town of Matape, Nere, one of Sonora’s few female butchers, shares with Pati a tradition called “The Benefit” and how she helps feed the the community.

Episode 904: Carne Asada with La Familia

Pati spends some time with her boys cooking up a classic Sonoran-style meal. First, she teaches them the basics of a true Sonoran tradition — carne asada. Then, for dessert, a whipped peanut buttercream and grape galette.

Episode 905: Flour Power

Wheat and meat are two staples of Sonoran cuisine, and Pati shows her take on a classic recipe that uses both, a carne con chile burrito. In Sonora, she tours one of Hermosillo’s oldest flour mills and gets a lesson on making coyotas, a traditional dessert, at a local bakery. Then, Pati shows us how to make coyotas at home.

Episode 906: Sonoran Family Favorites for Sami

Pati spends a day in the kitchen with her middle son, Sami, cooking recipes inspired by her travels in Sonora that she knows he’ll love. In Sonora, Pati sees firsthand how the family bond can be the secret to delicious recipes at a famous family run street food stand, Johnny’s Tacos in Hermosillo.

Episode 907: Legends of the Sonoran Sea

Pati travels to Sonora’s coast on the Sea of Cortez, where local legend Toño Contreras gives her a tour including shellfish on the beach, his restaurant Mariscos El Rey, and his home kitchen for some crave-worthy recipes. This inspires Pati to make seafood-loaded recipes at home.

Episode 908: Super Sonoran

Pati makes three classic Sonoran recipes, each one a meal in itself — a fish special called pescado zarandeado, a rich stew called gallina pinta, and a tasty dirty rice with clams. In Sonora, she visits vacation destination Puerto Peñasco, where some of the town’s best chefs take her to the local market and invite her for a feast of their favorite recipes from the region.

Episode 909: Cooking for my Crew in Sonora

As Pati travels with her TV production crew through Mexico’s vast state of Sonora, she gets inspired by the bold flavors and ingredients. They stop at a beautiful hacienda outside of Hermosillo, where Pati prepares her take on a true Sonoran feast in a rustic outdoor kitchen. As a thank you, this meal is for the crew.

Episode 910: Sabores Norteños

Pati is inspired by Sonora’s “northern flavors” where the hot, arid desert lends itself to hearty and surprising recipes. She makes traditional tamales with corn, chiles, and cheese, and then for the main course, pork chops topped with a pickled grape salad. In Sonora, she visits a traditional hacienda, where she gets a true taste of Sonoran ranch food.