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Introduction: Episode 2: From Dos Laredos to Mars (01:23)


This segment orients viewers to Pati Jinich's journey along the Texas/Mexico border from Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas to Brownsville, TX.

Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (07:00)

Laredo is the busiest trade port along the U.S./Mexico border. Jinich visits El Bosal Ranch. Tano Tijerina and Kim Walker Tijerina discuss ranching, trucking, trade, and family. Jinich tries traditional cuisine.

Taco Palenque (04:58)

The Ochoas are the family behind a favorite Frontera food. Pancho often cooks when he visits one of the 20 restaurants. Jinich tries several dishes and discusses Pancho's business history.

Ta Con Ganas (06:36)

Trucking and trade affect all aspects of Laredo. Many truckers stop to eat at the food truck near the World Trade Bridge; Jinich tries several dishes. Manuel Espinosa Romero discusses trucking and takes Jinich for a ride.

Los Jacales (05:16)

Lucy Montemayor runs a major import/export station in Laredo. She and Jinich dine on mariachi tacos and discuss the Laredo/Nuevo Laredo community. The Martha Washington Pageant and Ball, jalapeño festival, and Abrazo Ceremony are main events.

Nuevo Laredo (04:00)

Jinich and Jose Ochoa find Pancho cooking chicken in the kitchen of an El Pollo Loco. The group attends a Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos baseball game; the Tecos is the world's only binational team.

Maquila (03:19)

Many companies have factories along the Mexico side of the border. Carlos Delgado and his grilling team compete against teams from other maquilas; they practice in the parking lot.

La Pedida and Rio Grande Valley (10:33)

Jinich attends a traditional Mexican celebration and samples Garrita de Leon. She joins Chef Larry Delgado for a Tex-Mex cookout at a cattle ranch. Stephanie Martinez and Alyssa Hind discuss ranching and family history. Delgado discusses culture and cuisine.

McAllen, TX (03:36)

Migration is a constantly evolving issue; many migrants come from Central America. Sister Norma Pimentel's respite center sees nearly 700 people every day. She discusses her passion to help others.

Brownsville, TX (03:10)

The city sits across the Rio Grande from Matamoros, Mexico. Jinich visits Southmost Preserve where experts focus on restoring the area's natural environment; the border wall is a barrier.

Boca Chica Beach (04:15)

The beach houses Elon Musk's base for SpaceX. Veronica Rosenbaum has mixed feelings about the base. Jinich joins the Boca Chica Beach Boys for tacos; they oppose the base. Jinich reflects on her journey.

Credits: Episode 2: From Dos Laredos to Mars (La Frontera with Pati Jinich) (00:30)

Credits: Episode 2: From Dos Laredos to Mars (La Frontera with Pati Jinich)

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Episode 2: From Dos Laredos to Mars (La Frontera with Pati Jinich)

Part of the Series : La Frontera with Pati Jinich
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Acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich, travels the US-Mexico border. In From 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.

Length: 55 minutes

Item#: BVL282634

Copyright date: ©2021

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