Pati meets the young owners of one of Guadalajara’s most exciting new restaurants, Xokol, where they are reconnecting with their roots and creating dishes using heritage corn. In Tequila, she visits Chef Marin from Solar de Las Animas, who creates a drink and dessert inspired by his grandmother. Then back home, Pati invites her friend Francisco Migoya over to make one of his acclaimed desserts.
Pati meets chef and historian Maru Toledo who is working to preserve and pass on some of Jalisco’s most important regional recipes. In Hacienda Romo, she looks at the influence of hacienda culture and meets a family that built their legacy on tequila and agave, but are now using an entirely new crop, blueberries, to create more jobs and opportunities for workers, specifically women.
Jalisco is famous for its charros, but in this episode, Pati experiences a unique and storied part of the culture: an all-female horse riding and skills competition called escaramuza. Pati learns about the history, rules and meaning behind the competition, and gets to watch the next generation of young female riders during one of their biggest competitions of the year.
Some say that Jalisco is the birthplace of Mariachi. In this episode, Pati learns about the history, the instruments and the meaning behind that beloved music that pulls at the heart strings of so many Mexicans. In Guadalajara, she sits down for lunch with the leader of one of Mexico’s most accomplished bands, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán.
Pati stops at a couple of Guadalajara’s most beloved restaurants for two of the region’s classic recipes. At Super Menuderia Cano, Pati learns the secrets to their menudo recipe that’s so good people line up down the block waiting to get in. Then, she visits Birriera Chololo, where locals say the birria is second to none.
Pati explores Guadalajara, the cultural epicenter of Jalisco, which draws artists, musicians and chefs from all over Mexico. At Ceramica Suro, she gets a tour of the ceramics factory that supplies dishware and textiles to some of the finest restaurants in Mexico and the U.S. Then she visits two chefs who both create artistic, colorful dishes that are almost too beautiful to eat!
Pati explores the culinary highlights of Jalisco’s capital city, Guadalajara. She starts at a legendary street cart for a taste of the city’s most iconic sandwich, tortas ahogadas. Then, she meets up with one of the city’s best chefs, Fabian Delgado, to see how he’s setting new expectations for the market food experience.