Introduction: Episode 1: Miles from Nowhere (01:41)
This segment orients viewers to Pati Jinich's journey along the Texas/Mexico border from El Palso to Big Bend.
El Paso, TX (04:24)
Jinich always thinks about the first bite of food in a new city. Chef Oscar Herrera introduces Jinich to the local food scene. They visit La Colonial Tortilla Factory and Jinich makes a burrito. Jinich and Herrera discuss border communities.
Ciudad, Juarez (03:23)
Jinich and Herrera discuss the border and standard of living versus quality of living. In Ciudad, they visit Burrito Sarrita and order several types of burritos.
U.S./Mexico Connectivity (07:35)
Journalist Alfredo Corchado and Jinich travel through downtown El Paso to the border wall. They discuss community perceptions, blending, and border security. Corchado's father was a Bracero and moved his family to the U.S. At Dona Linda’s house, Jinich and Corchado reflect on immigration.
Music, Art, and Food (08:24)
Mariachi embodies Mexican pride. Bandleader Lily Sanchez discusses women in mariachi. Jinich admires the murals that become a backdrop for cruise night. Ed Beckett and Cimi Alvarado discuss the immigrant tradition and Segundo Barrio; Beckett makes discada.
Santa Teresa Crossing (04:52)
Every day, cattle cross from Mexico into the United States. Ranchers work together to raise the cows and produce the most profitable cuts of beef. Alvaro Bustillos discusses separating the cows into groups.
Meat Dishes (03:30)
In Ciudad, Jinich and Herrera eat menudo and barbacoa. They discuss preferred cuts of meat and El Paso and Ciudad being sister cities.
Mariachi Feminil Flores Mexicanas (02:38)
Jinich watches Sanchez and her band rehearse for their upcoming concert. The women are passionate about their music.
Marfa, Texas (07:57)
Jinich discusses the origin of the name El Paso. She explores one of the art world's biggest destinations with Liz Rogers and dines on barbecue at Convenience West. Marfa has a stratified society,
Big Bend National Park and El Paso (06:11)
Jinich explores the Santa Elena Canyon and reflects on the border. In El Paso, she dines on Syrian and Lebanese food and learns about the Farah family who emigrated from the Middle East.
Comeback Concert (03:33)
The Mariachi Feminil Flores Mexicanas celebrates their 20th anniversary with a performance at an outdoor venue. Jinich reflects on the energy at the border and the border communities. See a preview of the next "La Frontera" episode.
Credits: Episode 1: Miles from Nowhere (La Frontera with Pati Jinich) (00:30)
Credits: Episode 1: Miles from Nowhere (La Frontera with Pati Jinich)
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