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Pati’s Mexican Table: Middle Eastern Influences

Airs Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: In the public television cooking series "Pati's Mexican Table," chef, cooking teacher and food writer Pati Jinich (pictured in the kitchen) introduces American viewers to the authentic flavors, colors, textures and warmth of her native Mexico — from traditional tomatillos and huevos rancheros to trendier cuisine of today.

"Pati's Mexican Table" is on Facebook, and you can follow @PatriciaJinich on Twitter. Discover more recipes, insights and photos on Pati's blog.

"Pati's Mexican Table" brings authentic Mexican flavors, colors, textures and warmth into American kitchens. In each episode, chef, cooking teacher and food writer Pati Jinich embarks upon an exciting and entertaining culinary adventure, where each dish serves as a point of departure into Mexico's rich history and culture.

Each half-hour highlights a singular Mexican food — from familiar ingredients like vanilla, avocado and chorizo to the mysterious grains used by the Aztecs and the adventurous and trendy cuisine found across Mexico today.

"Middle Eastern Influences" airs at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2:

Immigrants from Lebanon, Syria and Israel have left a tasty influence on Mexican cuisine over the years. In this episode, Pati will look at how and why they came to such a far-flung - but fascinating - country and what kind of legacy they've contributed.

Recipes will include: Chicken with Tamarind, Apricots and Chipotle Sauce; White Rice with Fideos; Orange and Almond Flan; Cafe de Olla.

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Pati's Mexican Table: Middle Eastern Influences

Above: Immigrants from Lebanon, Syria and Israel have left a tasty influence on Mexican cuisine over the years; this episode will look at how they came to such a far-flung (but fascinating) country and what kind of legacy they've contributed--other than Frida Kahlo and Salma Hayek, of course.

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Preview: Pati's Mexican Table: Chorizo

Above: Who doesn't love sausage? Chorizo, the Mexican version, is a deep-burnt-reddish explosion of fresh, moist, exotically seasoned flavor. When it's fried, it becomes crisp and incredibly savory. This episode of "Pati's Mexican Table" will explore the difference between Mexican chorizo sausage and its Spanish, Central American and South American cousins.

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Series Preview: Pati's Mexican Table

Above: "Pati's Mexican Table" brings authentic Mexican flavors, colors, textures and warmth into American kitchens. In each episode, chef, cooking teacher and food writer Pati Jinich embarks upon an exciting and entertaining culinary adventure, where each dish serves as a point of departure into Mexico's rich history and culture.

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Host Pati Jinich: Mushroom & Cheese Quesadillas for WUSA9

Above: Host Pati Jinich of "Pati's Mexican Table" prepares a mushroom and cheese quesadillas for WUSA9.

Comments

Avatar for user 'amigo'

amigo | May 22, 2011 at 1:43 p.m. ― 2 years, 11 months ago

Tell that amateur programer who wants to be a DeeJAY to stop that stupid music while you are trying to explain a recipe. It's very distracting and sometimes it is impossible to hear you because the music is so loud. I like Mexican music but not when it overides you.

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DrewM | June 24, 2011 at 5:55 p.m. ― 2 years, 10 months ago

This show and the host Pati are really the most base, amateur that can be imagined. I don't know who decided to spend money on this show,. but is isn't worth a cent.

Just in the first recipe she demonstrates, she commits SEVERAL errors and one can even cause someone eating her food to become ill!

Please notice that after she removes the casing from the chorizo, she WIPES HER HANDS ON A KITCHEN TOWEL. She doesn't wash her hands with soap and water. She handles RAW PORK and just wipes her hands on a towel. Later in the demonstration, she wipes her hands again on that towel and proceeds to cut raw vegetables and adds them to the FINISHED DISH. She has just contaminated her food with raw pork. NO TRAINED CHEF WOULD DO THAT. Please do NOT follow her example.

I strongly suggest that San Diego PBS removes this show from their line up immediately.

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