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April 15, 2013

I had a fun conversation with Cathy Erway on her show “Eat Your Words” for the Brooklyn-based Heritage Radio Network. We covered so much! Listen in to hear us chatting about the differences in how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the US versus Mexico, my recipes, Mexican ingredients, yummy tacos and more.

To listen, click here.

April 11, 2013

“Pati Jinich nunca pensó que su carrera de analista política le iba a servir para el oficio que desempeña en la actualidad: ser la chef instructora del programa Pati’s Mexican Table del Instituto Cultural de México en Washington, D.C.

‘Era muy romántica, idealista, quería ayudar a México y a sus inmigrantes con ideas, artículos, ensayos’, dice Jinich, hija de padre arquitecto y joyero —que ahora es ‘restauranteur’— y de madre corredora de arte y dueña de su propia galleria…”

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March 29, 2013

I discussed Easter and Passover food traditions in Mexico with Celeste Headlee over some Capirotada. Listen in on our conversation from NPR’s Tell Me More right here…

March 20, 2013

I had an engaging conversation with Joy Cardin on misconceptions about Mexican food in the States, during her weekday morning show on Wisconsin Public Radio. We also fielded questions from listeners on Mexican cooking.

To download an mp3 of my segment, click here.

March 20, 2013

“Passover celebrates the Hebrews’ flight from Egypt to freedom more than 3,000 years ago. Jews around the world will remember that exodus at sundown March 25 with a ritual dinner, or Seder. And what’s on the table will tell a story of its own, one based on faith, tradition and family.

Pati Jinich will gather her husband and three sons at their home in Drummond, Md., for a meal that reflects their story as Mexican Jews, a tiny religious minority, an estimated 40,000 people, in a country that is overwhelmingly Christian.

‘I was one of three Jews in a class of 120 kids,’ Jinich recalls in an email. But since her family was not very involved in Mexico City’s Jewish community, she felt ‘sort of not from here and not from there’…”

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March 19, 2013

I love doing stuff in Spanish! I had a lively conversation about Mexican cooking and writing a cookbook with Gabriela Zabalúa-Goddard and José López Zamorano, the fabulous hosts of AARP‘s “Viva su Segunda Juventud” show on SiriusXM’s ¡Inspí­rate! channel 145.

To listen to me talk with them, click here. (Scroll down to the episode titled “Los secretos de la chef Pati Jinich” in the audio player.)

March 15, 2013

“‘I jump not only into recipes, but also into the culture and history,’ Jinich says. This means sessions devoted to particular regions (the fish-centric Yucatan peninsula) or types of food (dishes prepared in convents). Backdropped by the institute’s blue-and-white tile room, Jinich whips up salsa, soups and more on portable burners, reeling off anecdotes as she chars peppers or blends sauces.

Jinich’s easygoing patter and doable recipes helped her land ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ on PBS in 2011. It starts filming a third season soon, featuring similar how-to’s in Jinich’s sunny, Mexican-pottery filled kitchen.

‘I just think Mexican food fits the American lifestyle,’ says Jinich, laughing. ‘It’s accommodating, generous and not fussy.’ Kind of like Jinich herself…”

To read the entire article, click here.

March 13, 2013

“After a career as a political analyst, Pati Jinich launched Mexican Table, an ongoing series of culinary programs about Mexican food, and most recently the cookbook Pati’s Mexican Table. Today, we turn the tables and grill the chef.

What’s in your fridge or freezer that would surprise people?
A pack of frozen banana leaves and homemade tamales. Always.

Last meal you cooked for yourself?
Mexican style eggs (huevos a la Mexicana) and beans from the pot with crumbled queso fresco on top.

Last meal on earth?
Crispy chicken Milanesa, chipotle mashed potatoes and an etra bowl with more chipotles in adobo sauce, pickled chayote salad, garabato cookies and café con leche. Then, more garabato cookies until there were no more, alternating with sips of cold whole milk…”

To read the entire article, click here.

March 7, 2013

“On her popular public television series, Pati Jinich inspires viewers with her love for Mexican home cooking. This month, she releases her first cookbook, also named Pati’s Mexican Table which we reviewed earlier this week. As a time out from her busy schedule, Pati took a few moments to speak to The Latin Kitchen about what first drew her to kitchen and the basics every cook needs to know. Here’s a peek into Pati’s love of Mexican food…”

To read the entire article, click here.

March 5, 2013

“In Pati’s Mexican Table, the first cookbook from Pati Jinich, Jinich is not looking for culinary tourists but converts. Host of the public television series of the same name and official chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute based in Washington, DC, Jinich shares her passion for the Mexican home-style cooking she grew up with in Mexico City…”

To read the entire review, click here.

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