PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE: Season 10
Premieres Saturdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 20 & Dec. 18, 2021 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand
On Season 10 of PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE, chef Pati Jinich visits the central state of Jalisco, the birthplace of some of Mexico's most beloved cultural traditions and culinary staples.
Traveling from Mexico's second-largest city, the vibrant, creative and thriving Guadalajara to the favorite beach destination of Puerto Vallarta, Pati's trip is packed with adventure and amazing meals. She explores the history and passion of mariachi music, follows the tequila-making process from agave field to tasting table, experiences the historic horse riding and skills competition called escaramuza and tastes iconic dishes from the region like birria, barbacoa, menudo and of course, the famous tortas ahogadas. Join Pati as she discovers the birthplace of so many Mexican classics with each bite.
Episode 1: “Welcome to Guadalajara” - Saturday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV: Pati explores the culinary highlights of Jalisco’s capital city, Guadalajara. She starts at a legendary street cart for a taste of the city’s most iconic sandwich, tortas ahogadas. Then, she meets up with one of the city’s best chefs, Fabian Delgado, to see how he’s setting new expectations for the market food experience.
Episode 2: “Food Meets Art” - Saturday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV: Guadalajara is the cultural epicenter of Jalisco, drawing some of the most creative artists, musicians and chefs from all over Mexico. Pati explores some unique spots where food and art truly connect. At Ceramica Suro, she gets a tour of the ceramics factory that supplies dishware and textiles to some of the finest restaurants in Mexico and the US. Then she visits two chefs, Poncho Cadena and Fernanda Covarrubias, who both create artistic, colorful dishes that are almost too beautiful to eat.
Episode 3: “Jalisco Classics” Saturday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV: Pati stops at a couple of Guadalajara’s most beloved restaurants for two of the region’s classic recipes. At Super Menuderia Cano, Pati learns the secrets to their menudo recipe that’s so good people line up down the block waiting to get in. Then, she visits Birriera Chololo, where locals say the birria is second to none.
Episode 4 - “Los Mariachis” Saturday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV: Some say that Jalisco is the birthplace of Mariachi. In this episode, Pati learns about the history, the instruments and the meaning behind that beloved music that pulls at the heart strings of so many Mexicans. In Guadalajara, she sits down for lunch with the leader of one of Mexico’s most accomplished bands, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán.
Episode 5 - “Escaramuza” Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV: Jalisco is famous for its charros, but in this episode, Pati experiences a unique and storied part of this part of the culture: the escaramuza. An all-female horse riding and skills competition honoring the woman charros who fought for Mexico’s independence. Pati learns about the history, rules and meaning behind the competition, and gets to watch as the next generation of young female riders during one of their biggest competitions of the year.
Episode 6: “Tradition and Innovation” Saturday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV - Pati meets chef and historian Maru Toledo who is working to preserve and pass on some of Jalisco’s most important regional recipes. In Hacienda Romo, she gets a first-hand look at the influence of hacienda culture and meets a family that built their legacy on tequila and agave, but are now using an entirely new crop, blueberries, to create more jobs and opportunities for workers, specifically women.
Episode 7: “Getting to the Roots” Saturday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV - Pati meets the young chefs and owners of one of Guadalajara’s most exciting new restaurants, Xokol, where they are reconnecting with their roots and using heritage corn to create a menu full of delicious dishes. In Tequila, she visits Chef Marin from Solar de Las Animas, who creates a drink and dessert inspired by his grandmother. Back home, Pati invites her friend Francisco Migoya over to make one of his acclaimed desserts.
Episode 8: “The heart of Tequila” Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV - One of Jalisco’s most popular tourist destinations, and the birthplace of Mexico’s most famous spirit, is Tequila. Pati explores the town, learns about the history of tequila making, and gets an up-close look at the whole process from the agave fields to the tasting table.
Episode 9: “Double Vallarta” Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV - Pati is in one of Mexico’s most popular beach destinations, the beautiful town of Puerto Vallarta. She gets an insider’s tour of the best street food from one of Puerto Vallarta’s most acclaimed chefs, Thierry Boulet, and visits one of the city’s new restaurants, La Docena, which is helping to revitalize El Malecón. Then, she goes behind the scenes of one of Nuevo Vallarta’s biggest resort destinations to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to serve thousands of vacationers every single day.
Episode 10: “Quiero más Tacos” - Pati celebrates everyone’s favorite Mexican creation, the taco. She tries two of Jalisco’s best tacos — marlin tacos in Puerto Vallarta and barbacoa tacos in Guadalajara. In her kitchen, Pati creates a pair of Jalisco-inspired tacos that are sure to satisfy any true taco-lover.
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