Tradition and Innovation

Tradition and Innovation

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.
February 12, 2022 12:00 pm on IOWAPBS | Episode #1006 | 27 minutes | Visit Website

Tradition and Innovation

Pati's Mexican Table

Series Overview

PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE brings authentic Mexican flavors, colors, textures and warmth into American kitchens. A former policy analyst focused on Latin American politics and history, Pati Jinich is a chef, cooking teacher, food writer and mother of three whose true passion lies in sharing the tastes of her childhood and culinary adventures in her native country. In each episode, Pati embarks upon an exciting and entertaining journey, where each dish serves as a point of departure into Mexico's rich history and culture, Pati's personal experiences, and her ongoing conversations with cooks in both Mexico and the United States. 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. From traditional takes on tomatillos to modern spins on huevos rancheros, Pati inspires viewers to make great Mexican dishes in their own homes.