Pati's Mexican Table

February 2018
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July 25, 2017

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Today, Pati explores the Yucatan Peninsula, tasting some of the most inventive dishes at the Crab House, like their Alaskan Wontons. And experiencing the fusion of traditional Mexican cuisine with an international twist, like Tuna Tartar Kibi and Cold Pork Belly Salad at Casa de Cristian Morales. Back at home she and her sister Alisa are grilling up some summertime specialties: Grilled Shrimp Rolls, Grilled Potato Salad and a Grilled Pineapple dessert. Que Rico!
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July 24, 2017

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Known for beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and the friendliest locals in the Mexican Caribbean, Isla Mujeres has become a haven for people from all over the world. Pati takes a day to explore this gorgeous island and try the local delicacy, Tikin Xic, fish marinated in a thick red sauce diluted with the juice of sour oranges and spices and wrapped in banana leaves for cooking. Back home, Pati prepares her own version to share with her boys.
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July 21, 2017

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Pati shows her favourite way to explore a city: without a plan, just following her nose. She’s in Valladolid, a city known to most as a stopover between Cancún and Mérida, where she tries the local specialties, Lomitos de Valladolid and Longaniza de Valladolid. Back home, Pati makes her own version of her favourite Lomitos, and a soup found on every menu in the region, Lima soup, and to top it off a refreshing smoothie made with the fruits of this amazing region.
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July 20, 2017

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Pati heads to Izamal, the Yellow City. It’s buildings all glowing in gold, Mayan Pyramids left standing amidst the colonial-style buildings, parks and plazas, horses and buggies, local artisans and delicious food. Pati tastes the local venison tacos, where people travel all the way from Mérida to enjoy. And the traditional Pok Chuk is not to be missed, thinly sliced pork, marinated in bitter orange and grilled up and served in tortillas. Back at home, Pati takes the flavors of this region and i...
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July 19, 2017

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Pati’s three sons are in Mexico, and Pati wants them to experience the true essence of the Yucatan. First stop, they climb the ancient ruins of Uxmal and discover how advanced the ancient Maya civilisations were. After an exhaustive exploration, the boys cool off in one of the thousands of hidden cenotes (swimming holes). And to fill their bellies, the boys eat the best tamales they’ve ever tasted along with the region’s signature dish, Cochinita Pibíl, which uses the ancient technique of cooki...
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July 18, 2017

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Pati explores Campeche, a colorful colonial city defined by its history of piracy. The best place to gain an understanding of this vivacious fortified city is the market. Local gastronomic historian, Lolina Escheverria, unearths what makes Campeche so special, including tasting the best turkey panuchos in the Yucatán Peninsula. Pati also makes her way to the best restaurant in town, La Pigua, to sample some of the region’s treasures like pescado verde and grilled octopus. Back in her own kitche...
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July 17, 2017

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Sunday in Mérida is a day not to be missed. It’s a joyous weekly celebration of food, dancing, and culture. Pati starts her day like most Meridians, at the market. After touring around and tasting the best Lechón Torta (slow cooked pork sandwich) in town, she takes in the sights of the Vaquería dance in the main square. Mérida en Domingo is incomplete without a family meal. Luckily, friend and chef Robert Solis, of Nectar restaurant in Mérida, welcomes Pati into his home for a traditional Sunda...
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July 14, 2017

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Pati Jinich’s favourite way to experience a new place is on the arm of a local. Her good friend Pedro Evia, chef behind K’u’uk restaurant in Mérida, accompanies Pati on one of his favourite day trips - a visit to the coastal town of Celestún. Their adventure begins with a delicious breakfast, complete with the freshest seafood caught that morning. After that, it’s time to get to work, Pati and Pedro have a cookout right on the beach making a fresh ceviche and whole grilled fish with ingredients...
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July 13, 2017

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The Yucatán Peninsula is known for its vast jungles, underground cenotes, pristine beaches, ancient architecture and sensational food. With the help of local friends and chefs, Pedro Evia and David Cetina, Pati gets an insiders look at Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán. Pati explores the forefronts of molecular gastronomy, botanas or “bar snacks” like chaya empanadas filled with gooey Edam cheese at a cantina, family classics like Mondongo Stew at the market, and even foreign influences like K...
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July 12, 2017

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Pati heads to the coastal city of Champoton, located an hour south of Campeche. With a warm welcome from her friend Chachi, they taste their way through the local market and gather groceries for a family dinner at Hacienda Niop. Pati learns the secrets behind the area’s most prized dishes: Pibi Pollo, a gigantic tamal cooked underground, and Pan de Cazon, a local version of lasagna made with corn tortillas, dogfish, beans, and spicy tomato sauce. Back in Pati’s kitchen, she makes her own versio...
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