Episodes | La Frontera with Pati Jinich | PBS Food

La Frontera: Episodes

Premieres October 15

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. Pati’s charismatic personality can currently be observed as host of the four-time Emmy nominated series Pati’s Mexican Table.


  • La Frontera: Miles From NowhereMiles From Nowhere Pati travels from El Paso and Juarez to Big Bend National Park. She discovers the people, places, and food — from burritos to middle eastern cuisine, that make this region unique.
  • La Frontera: From Dos Laredos to MarsFrom 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.


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