Pati Jinich, host of Pati’s Mexican Table, and Sally Swift, co-creator of The Splendid Table, join forces on Big Appetites. Their goal, in Pati’s words, is to make people “hungry for more,” be it for food or new experiences. The two friends discuss food from all over, their “go-to” cookbooks and recipes, and pretty much whatever else is on their minds. Want to know more? Click.


Episode #10: The Gift of Butter

Duration: 8:46 | Play

Pati and Sally discuss their favorite food/food-adjacent gifts for the holidays, from books to butter to bay trees. Also, the Big Appetites verdict is in: round tables are better than rectangular tables.

Episode #9: Go-To Cookies

Duration: 10:22 | Play

Pati and Sally trade their go-to cookies on this episode. Sally’s are her mother’s coconut macaroons, while Pati’s are piggies, which are pork-shaped, not pork-based.

Episode #8: The Big Appetites Thanksgiving Episode

Duration: 12:45 | Play

Thanksgiving episode! Pati discusses her Mexican turkey recipe and bemoans the state of the American turkey wrap, while Sally recounts a Splendid Table Thanksgiving that involved a SAVEUR photo shoot, five inches of turkey water, and a trip to the ER.

Episode #7: Cheater Broth and Sexing Up Stock

Duration: 17:32 | Play

What does the way you make soup say about your personality? And what about stock? Pati and Sally compare notes (Pati is not a bone saver; Sally is), endorse miso paste, and tell cold soup what it can go and do.

Episode #5: Pati Goes to Scandinavia

Duration: 15:05 | Play

Pati Jinich details her trip to Scandinavia on this episode. Among the many bases covered: herring, gravlax, the quality of Scandinavian Tex-Mex, whale meat, chicken liver, and tattoos. Also, Sally Swift puts Greek yogurt on notice.

Episode #2: Chubby Pepper

Duration: 16:11 | Play

Pati and Sally talk about their spice cabinets. Pati leans on dried chiles and Mexican sea salt, and informs us that allspice translates to pimienta gorda, or “chubby pepper,” which is straight-up fantastic.

Episode #1: The Avocado

Duration: 10:30 | Play

In the inaugural episode of Big Appetites, Pati and Sally go deep on the subject of avocados and what to do with them.