La Frontera with Pati Jinich

La Frontera with Pati Jinich

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Photo: Pati Jinich at Yeto's Menuderia. (Juarez, Mexico.)

Credit: Courtesy of Alan Jinich/Mexican Table LLC

The James Beard Award-winning and Emmy-nominated, Mexican American chef Pati Jinich hosts a new primetime culinary travel special.

La Frontera with Pati Jinich, airing Fridays, October 15 and 22 at 9:00 p.m. on WXXI-TV, is a two-part series that highlights the fascinating, yet misunderstood, U.S.-Mexico border region, where countries and cultures come together to create a place all its own. 

The series follows Jinich as she meets with artists, musicians, athletes, and local legends, whose work reflects the blending of Mexican, American, and other cultures, as well as the chefs and home cooks who bring all these people together around the table. Along the journey, Pati, who received a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, draws on her experience as a former political analyst at a policy research center and the current resident chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. to conduct in-depth interviews.