November 29, 2012 5:00 PM
The Packer: TV Host bridges cultural barriers
"'Pati's Mexican Table' hit the air in April 2011. Its host was born and raised in Mexico City and has a master's degree in Latin American studies from Georgetown University. She switched gears to focus on research and share her knowledge about Mexican cuisine.
On the program, she introduces viewers to Mexican ingredients and cooking techniques. She also mixes in information about regional cultures and Mexican history and traditions.
The first episode I watched showed Jinich making Mexican wedding cookies, which is what we gringos call them, but they are known as polvorones in Mexico."