PBS Food: La Frontera with Pati Jinich
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the U.S.-Mexico border alongside acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich as she experiences the region’s rich culture, people and cuisine. Travel with Pati to El Paso, Ciudad Juárez, Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, McAllen and Brownsville as she shares meals with locals from all walks of life and reflects on the melding of cultures. Along the journey, Pati, who received a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, draws on her vast experiences — both as a political analyst at a policy research center and, after switching careers to cooking, as resident chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. — to conduct in-depth interviews with locals in the region. Pati’s charismatic personality can currently be observed as host of the four-time Emmy nominated series Pati’s Mexican Table.