The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to announce the 2014 season of Mexican Table! The season kicks off on March 19th when Pati's Mexican Table returns with Diego Rivera's Table in conjunction with our Man at the Crossroads exhibition! Then, on on June 5th, Pati will present the engaging historical session True Fusion: Mexico of the 16th Century, followed by Yucatán: Mexico's Culinary Outlier on October 9th, featuring a guest chef from the Yucatán! The season will end on with the "AfroMexico: African Influences in the Mexican Table" session, highlighting the richly diverse heritage of Veracruz on December 4th.
Hot on the heels of Pati's 3rd season of "Mexican Table" on PBS, the seventh season promises to be an eclectic and exciting exploration of Mexico's finest and most unique dishes. Purchase your tickets below!
During each event, we will show you why in November of 2010, Traditional Mexican Cuisine was included to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list and you will have the opportunity to watch an entertaining demonstration, followed by a sumptuous dinner served with wine, beer and music. As a souvenir, you will take home recipes and some ingredients to get you started cooking at home.
"America is obsessed with television food celebrities. Somewhere along the way, we forgot that, in the kitchen, there just isn't any substitute for passion and talent. We've conveniently chosen to ignore the fact that many of these "stars" are neither food experts nor stars. However, we have our own right here in DC, and she is always a star, even when there aren't any TV cameras around.
Her name is Pati Jinich, and she is a fount of knowledge about Mexican cuisine and food culture and the origins and history of ingredients. Her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious, and when she speaks, you are entranced by her warm smile and engaging, funny personality. She is a consummate professional whose recipes are well researched, tested, and easy-to-understand. Pati's classes are more like culinary extravaganzas where, in between cooking, chopping, and pureeing sauces in a blender, Pati entertains her guests with amusing, information-packed anecdotes."
- Summer Whitford, DC Event Junkie
2014 Sessions:More info, including menus, coming soon!
Wednesday, March 19th: Diego Rivera's Table
Thursday, June 5th: True Fusion: Mexico of the 16th Century
Thursday, October 9th: Yucatán: Mexico's Culinary Outlier
Thursday, December 4th: AfroMexico: African Influences in the Mexican Table
Pati's Mexican Table acknowledges the kind support from:
and appreciates further support from: