We love watching Pati’s Mexican Table (and reading Pati’s blog) and are excited to report the show is premiering its Season 2 now.
International production company The Cortez Brothers recently wrapped up the second season of “Pati’s Mexican Table,” which premiered during Labor Day Weekend. The public television series brings authentic Mexican flavors into more than one hundred million U.S. homes.
The upcoming season dishes up more cooking tips and new recipes from Host Patricia (Pati) Jinich, chef and mother of three. Exploring the culinary delights of her native land and culture, Pati shares personal family stories along with exciting new excursions to Mexico.
The season premiere, “Mexican Food Battles,” opens with Pati inside a Lucha Libre ring, and focuses on Mexican dishes that provoke food debates, such as “red vs. green enchilada sauce”. The episode results in three dishes that Pati crafted around these “battles.
Production began with choosing recipes as a tent-pole for each episode — many coming from Pati’s blog — that viewers could prepare at home, simply and practically; moreover, dishes that not only filmed well on camera, but also could be demonstrated within 30 minutes.
Filming in Mexico ran the course of nine days, with stops in Puebla, Xochimilco and Mexico City. Led by executive producer and head writer Bernadette Rivero, The Cortez Brothers produced 13 new episodes, handling everything from script development and on-set production of cooking demonstrations, to location shoots in Mexico.
Pati’s Mexican Table aims to thoroughly explain basic ingredients and techniques unique to Mexican cuisine, with trivia and stories sprinkled in to entertain everyday viewers and culinary experts.
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