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Guest Host: Michael Schaffer
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- Pati Jinich Author, "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens" and "Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking"; Host, "Pati's Mexican Table," (PBS); Cooking Instructor and Chef, Mexican Cultural Institute
- Nina Oduro Co-founder and Director of Visual Design & Partnerships, Dine Diaspora
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