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.
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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