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December 24, 2014

“A bowl of pozole, with its colorful elements of yellow hominy, emerald cilantro flecks and white onion pieces, can look as if it has been dusted with fiesta confetti. And that’s entirely appropriate. The rib-sticking Mexican stew stars at festivities including quinceañeras and New Year’s celebrations.

‘Pozole is a party dish,’ says Pati Jinich, the locally based, Mexico City-born PBS personality and chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute. ‘It’s partially because it takes a long time to make, and it can feed a crowd.’ She and her husband even served it at their wedding…”

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December 6, 2014

“In the convents around Mexico during the colonial era, the nuns became serious cooks, says Pati Jinich, author of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ and host of the PBS series of the same name. The church was a major power, and it was in the kitchens of the convents where traditional Spanish recipes started to take in local ingredients; many Mexican classics like mole poblano and chiles en nogada supposedly came from the convents.

Rompope reportedly was invented in the convent of Santa Clara, in Puebla. ‘Puebla is known as the city of sweets,’ Jinich says, and the nuns had a reputation for ‘an incredible sweet tooth. . . . They brought all the Spanish recipes, the flans and the sweets made with almonds . . . and started mixing the Spanish recipes that were heavy on the sugar and milk — which was very uncommon for Mexico — with Mexican ingredients’…”

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December 5, 2014

“La chef Pati Jinich comparte sus recetas de postre favoritas para las fiestas. Desde sus principios como bloguera, ahora la joven chef tiene su propio programa televisivo, Pati’s Mexican Table (PBS). ¡Mira estas delicias y prúebalas todas!…”

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December 3, 2014

“D.C. is awash in celebrity chefs this week.

On Wednesday, four of them — Andrew Zimmern, Hugh Acheson, Pati Jinich and Nina Compton blanketed Capitol Hill in an effort organized by the ONE Campaign to rally support for Electrify Africa, legislation that aims to give 50 million Africans access to modern energy and add 20,000 megawatts of capacity to the continent. The bipartisan bill stands a chance of getting added to a broader spending package Congress will have to pass before leaving town for the year…”

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December 3, 2014

I was so proud to join the ONE Campaign and chef’s Andrew Zimmern, Hugh Acheson, and Nina Compton on Capitol Hill, where we advocated for bringing energy access to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. I also appeared with Tom Hart, US Executive Director of ONE, on News Channel 8’s “Let’s Talk Live” to talk about the initiative.

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November 26, 2014

“Turkey with arroz con coco? Cinnamon rolls with dulce de leche? For many Latinos, Thanksgiving tables reflect quite the varied heritage, which makes for memorable – and unique – dishes and gatherings…

Acclaimed Pati’s Mexican Table TV host and cookbook author Pati Jinich is a political analyst turned chef based in Washington, DC. Her nostalgia for foods from her home in Mexico encouraged her to found the show in 2007, which teaches people Mexican cooking techniques as well as its culture, history and traditions…”

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November 6, 2014

Did I mention I love doing things in Spanish? I got up early to make some sweet treats for Fall on Telemundo 47 Primera Edición, with some help from host Odalys Molina. If you missed us, watch the clip right here…

November 5, 2014

“The TASTE AWARDS are the premier awards celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio. The Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Sony Pictures, Dreamworks, The History Channel, Bio, iHeart Radio and more.”

The third season of Pati’s Mexican Table has been nominated for the Taste Awards in 3 categories: Best Food Program Television, Best Food Travel Series Television, and Best Chef in a Series.

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July 30, 2014

“U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Library of Congress for the final of four 2014 Let’s Read! Let’s Move! field trips in his neighborhood, which is part of a broader initiative to engage youth in summer learning and physical activity. Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Dizard, Jr. will give welcoming remarks, and then Duncan will join Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, NFL Hall of Famer Quarterback Warren Moon and Chef Pati Jinich of PBS’s ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ in reading to the students and encouraging them to stay active and healthy.

Before the reading, students will go to the Great Hall Mezzanine Level to learn more about the Library of Congress through interactive kiosks and a special presentation. At noon, Secretary Duncan and guests will read Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock and John O’Brien and answer students’ questions in the Thomas Jefferson Library. Following the reading, Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak will encourage children to eat healthy and be active and kick off the Let’s Move! activity with an interactive game. Let’s Move activities will continue as Chef Pati Jinich, staff from the Library of Congress Young Readers Center, the USDA Power Panther and the YMCA join in to lead the children in more games and fun. These Let’s Move! activities are inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to combat childhood obesity by emphasizing healthy eating and an active lifestyle…”

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July 28, 2014

I spent the morning at the Today Show, cooking up a couple of my favorite recipes for summer with Natalie Morales and Al Roker. We made Lime-Rubbed Chicken and, to go with it, Mexican Red Rice.

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