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Political-Analyst-Turned-Cooking-Show-Host Shares Her Favorite Recipes

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Political-Analyst-Turned-Cooking-Show-Host Shares Her Favorite Recipes


Pati Jinich, author, "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen"


The professional goals of a political analyst don't usually involve chopping onions or whipping up egg whites in the kitchen, but for Chef Pati Jinich, this was just the case.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Jinich left her career as an accomplished political analyst with an emphasis in Latin American studies to pursue her passion as a chef.

Photo credit: Ellen Silverman

Chef Pati Jinich's shrimp, mango and avocado rolls.

Her show "Pati's Mexican Table" debuted in 2011, and its fifth season premieres on KPBS TV in September.

Jinich's first cookbook, "Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking," was published in 2013 and ended up on the best cookbook lists of the New York Times, Washington Post and Amazon.

Her newest cookbook is "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen."

"My intention with this book is to share that food with you, food that reflects the cuisine I grew up on, and that also reveals the way cultures and food ways have merged and changed both north and south of the border," Jinich states in the book's introduction.

Jinich shares some of her favorite recipes on KPBS Midday Edition Monday.

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