Featuring recipes that have many different uses, and can be set aside or kept in the fridge to use later in a variety of meals. Recipes include chipotle goat cheese spread; cesina and creamy slaw ciabatta sandwich; and poblano rajas tuna melt.
Pati spends the day with her youngest son, Juju, who is known for his obsession with chocolate. Recipes include chocolate chocolate chunk banana bread; chocolate crepe tower; and an overloaded Mexican chocolate milkshake.
How Pati turned a passion for food into a career. She explains where her passion for food started; what decisions led her to where she is today; and some of the twists and turns she took to get here. Recipes include sopes; caramelized pasilla brisket; and tiger pound cake.
A visit to the town of San Martin Tilcajete to meet Maria and Jacobo at their art school. Featuring the ins and outs of their delicate alebrije making process; and tasting a liver and eggs meal. Recipes include eggs in salsa martajada; Oaxaca-style refried beans; and pan de yema.
A visit to La Mixteca with chef, restaurant owner, and one of Mixteca's best cooks, Ixchel Ornellas. Featuring what makes the food and culture so unique. Recipes include corn soup with queso and pescado agridulce.
A visit to the small town of Teotitlan de Valle to meet cook Abigail Mendoza. Abigail shares her dedication to preserving the pre-Hispanic techniques and recipes of her Zapotec ancestors. Recipes include Oaxacan chicken with oregano and garlic; grilled corn salad; and burnt milk ice cream with animal crackers.
The history of Oaxaca cuisine from pre-Hispanic origins, to the introduction of Spanish techniques, and modern day movements. Featuring ancestral recipes at the local market; eating traditional Oaxaca recipes with a modern twist; and preparing vegetarian dishes. Recipes include sweet potato and black bean tamales; and avocado, watercress and pecan salad.
How to get the most out of one day in the city of Oaxaca. Featuring the top sights; lunch at a local market; and a taste of the restaurant scene. Recipes include tasajo torta with smokey guacamole; nopalitos salad with pickled chipotle; and natilla with fresh berries.