Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Mexico is now the largest importer of cinnamon in the world - but how is it used there that's so special? Just how different is the Ceylon cinnamon used in Mexico from the Cassia cinnamon of Southeast Asia? This show will look at how cinnamon traveled from Asia to Mexico and how you use it in delicious foods today, like: Horchata: Rice and Cinnamon Drink; Amarillito Mole with Chicken; Cinnamon Chochoyotes: Corn Dough Dumplings; Cochinitos: Piggy Shaped Cookies.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Middle Eastern Influences
Immigrants from Lebanon, Syria and Israel have left a tasty influence on Mexican cuisine over the years. Pati will look at how and why they came to such a far-flung - but fascinating - country and what kind of legacy they've contributed. Recipes will include: Chicken with Tamarind, Apricots and Chipotle Sauce; White Rice with Fideos; Orange and Almond Flan; Cafe de Olla.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Vanilla only comes in a bottle, right? Oh, it's a bean!? Where on earth do I find vanilla beans, and then how do I cook with them? Do I crack them open or something? Wait, vanilla comes from Veracruz, Mexico - not Madagascar!? This episode will explain all of that, plus share a few amazing vanilla-infused recipes, including: Toritos: Peanut and Vanilla Aperitif; Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Salad with Vanilla and Chile de Arbol Vinaigrette; Grandma Lali's Vanilla Floating Islands.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Mexicans have been wrapping and cooking their food in leaves for a long time, and this episode will look at the reasons why. Pati will also offer some shortcuts and tips for cooking wrapped foods in your own kitchen. Recipes will include: Pork Tenderloin in a Sweet Citrus Sauce; Baked Plantains; Blackberry and Pecan Tamales.