Pati Jinich Pati Jinich is a chef, cookbook author, and host of the James Beard Award-winning TV series, Pati's Mexican Table. She's been developing her Mexican-inspired recipes for two decades. Highlights: * Author of Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking (2013) and Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen (2016) * Host and executive producer of Pati's Mexican Table, which was nominated for four James Beard Awards and won two * Resident chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.