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La Frontera with Pati Jinich
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La Frontera with Pati Jinich

La Frontera with Pati Jinich

Fridays, Oct. 15 & 22, at 9 PM

Repeats Saturdays, Oct. 16 & 23, at 2 AM and Sundays, Oct. 17 & 24, at 1 PM

Also airs on Fusion on Saturdays, Oct. 16 & 23, at 7 PM

 

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. 

Episode 1: Miles from Nowhere

Episode 1: Miles from Nowhere

Friday, Oct. 15, at 9 PM
Repeats Saturday, Oct. 16, at 2 AM and Sunday, Oct. 17, at 1 PM
Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7 PM

Acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich, travels the US-Mexico border. In Part One of the series, Miles from Nowhere, Pati travels from El Paso and Ciudad Juarez to Big Bend National Park. She discovers the people, places, and food that make it unique. Old and new friends help Pati discover the best places to eat and what makes the culture and economy of the region distinct. She learns how closely America and Mexico are connected through the cattle industry and visits the site where thousands of cattle cross the border every day. She cruises through downtown El Paso with low-riders, talks to muralists, and watches an all female Mariachi band play their long-awaited comeback concert. She learns how these two cities, which are almost like an island in the desert, rely on each other in order to thrive.

Episode 2: From Dos Laredos to Mars

Episode 2: From Dos Laredos to Mars

Friday, Oct. 22, at 9 PM
Repeats Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 AM and Sunday, Oct. 24, at 1 PM
Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7 PM

Acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich, travels the US-Mexico border. In Part Two of the series, From Dos Laredos to Mars, Pati travels from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, Texas. She learns how tight-knit family bonds are an underlying theme connecting everything in the Laredos, and throughout La Frontera.  She gets an up-close look at the major industries of the region—trucking, trade and ranching.  By tasting the food and meeting people who live and work here she sees how the border is a place ripe for opportunity and creativity. 

La Frontera with Pati Jinich

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Get an early look at this new program featuring Pati Jinich. Coming in October.