On this week's show Aarón and Zarela are thrilled to welcome Pati Jinich. Pati is a chef, author, and TV personality, and she joins Aarón and Zarela to discuss the traditions of The Day of the Dead. They start with the origins of Día de los Muertos as a 3 month long pre-hispanic celebration, and proceed to explore its significance in Mexican culture. Along the way, Pati covers a variety of recipes for Pan de Muerto, from her favorite traditional recipe to more modern takes she has found in Mexico City. They also discuss a number of moles and how they factor into the celebrations.
Zarela and Aarón could have Pati on to speak about almost any topic having to do with Mexican cooking, so they also dip into a number of other subjects, including: highlights of food in Mexico City, the particularities of the cuisine of northern border towns, Mexican pizza, sushi, and more.
If you enjoy this conversation, look out for Pati's newest cookbook, Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets, which releases on November 23rd, 2021.
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