Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 1.31.13 PMFellow Dame Pati Jinich is a Mexican chef whose cooking has been influenced by her years living in the US. She is the host of the popular PBS show Pati’s Mexican Table and the official chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute. She has appeared on the Food Network, Fox News, NPR, and The Splendid Table, and appears regularly on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The Chew, and CBS’s The Talk. On Monday, May 9th, Jinich will be a guest lecturer and will be signing books at Johnson & Wales from 2:00-3:30 in the Auditorium of the Denver academic building. If any members of LDEI CO would like to attend, please notify Sandra Dugan ( and she will provide details for parking and checking in for the event. Jinich will also present her new cookbook Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens at the Tattered Cover on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7pm (open to the public).