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The Nectar of the Mayan Gods

Season 12 Episode 1201 | 26m 46s

Pati is in the magic town of Maní to learn about something sacred to the Mayans - bees and honey. A cooperative of women who protect the endangered Melipona, a stingless bee native to Yucatán, invites her to join in a Mayan energy cleansing ritual involving buñuelos made with Melipona honey. Then she visits a family living by the traditional “Solar Maya,” meaning they grow everything they eat.

Aired: 09/14/23 | Expires: 09/14/25
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
Extras
Pati learns the basics of recados, handmade seasoning pastes that flavor Yucatecan foods.
Pati explores the vibrant streets of Yucatán’s capital, Mérida, in search of its flavors.
Pati tries different versions of Yucatán’s signature smoked meat Carne Ahumada in Temozón.
Pati visits Chef Wilson Alonzo in his hometown of Halachó to prepare Cochinita Pibil.
In Tekit, Pati meets a father and son who both chose to pursue their own path.
Pati experiences the legacy of Yucatán’s henequén industry and a famous egg dish in Motul.
Pati discovers Yucatán’s “league of their own” when she meets the Amazonas softball team.
Pati learns more about Mayan communities on a trip to a cenote with activist Zoila Cen.
Pati visits the pink lakes where Yucatán’s unique Las Coloradas salt is produced.
Pati visits with Gualberto Elizondo, “Weber,” and chef Chuy Villareal of Cara De Vaca.
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Pati visits Chef Wilson Alonzo in his hometown of Halachó to prepare Cochinita Pibil.
In Tekit, Pati meets a father and son who both chose to pursue their own path.
Pati explores the vibrant streets of Yucatán’s capital, Mérida, in search of its flavors.
Pati learns the basics of recados, handmade seasoning pastes that flavor Yucatecan foods.
Pati discovers Yucatán’s “league of their own” when she meets the Amazonas softball team.
Pati experiences the legacy of Yucatán’s henequén industry and a famous egg dish in Motul.
Pati learns more about Mayan communities on a trip to a cenote with activist Zoila Cen.
Pati tries different versions of Yucatán’s signature smoked meat Carne Ahumada in Temozón.
Pati visits the pink lakes where Yucatán’s unique Las Coloradas salt is produced.
Pati learns how Monterrey is exploring farm-to-table efforts.