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September, 2013


September 20, 2013

I visited the ladies at The Talk to share an Emmy Awards party menu (or any party menu). It’s full of fun, tasty and colorful finger foods! Watch as Sheryl Underwood takes a bite out of a habanero chile…I was in total disbelief!

For the recipes, click here.


September 13, 2013

I had a lovely morning at the Mexican Cultural Institute with Rebecca Sheir, from WAMU, and Missy Frederick, from Eater DC, talking about traditional Mexican breakfast. And then eating!

To listen, read the story, and see photos, click here.


September 13, 2013

“When running the culinary program for the Mexican Cultural Institute, part of the Mexican embassy, Pati Jinich teaches classes on a variety of themes, concocting elaborate dinners based around a particular region of the country. But sometimes she’s happiest when preparing a big breakfast for the Institute’s staff meal.

‘In Mexico, breakfast is an important meal; breakfast and lunch are huge, and dinner is very light,’ explains Jinich, a native of Mexico and a familiar face to those who know her cookbooks and her PBS series, ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’”…

To read the entire article, click here.


September 11, 2013
Gefilte Fish a la Veracruzana

My paternal grand mother, Bobe, used to make two kinds of gefilte fish every Friday: white or traditional and red or a la Veracruzana. The moment you sat down, she made you choose, “which do you want mamele, white or red?”

Invariably, after you chose, she’d ask, “you don’t like the way I make the other one?”

She’d barge in, make room on your plate and serve you the kind you hadn’t picked, right next to the one you had chosen. She’d wait for you to taste it and tell her how good the one you hadn’t chosen was. Then, she would eat right off your plate.

Having come from tiny shtetls in the polish countryside, both her and my grandfather arrived in Mexico so very young. Mexico gave them an opportunity to start a life away from pogroms.

They worked hard and made a simple but good life for themselves. Though they were humble, and without much savings, every Friday they had a bountiful table full of food for their three grown children and their families – all together there were ten granddaughters. Nope. Not a single grandson!

Continue reading Do You Want it Red or White? Mexican Style Gefilte Fish


September 7, 2013

I had a fascinating conversation with author Trevor Corson about his book The Story of Sushi  — and eating sushi with my fingers! Listen in on our entire discussion from The Splendid Table right here…


September 7, 2013

I talk to Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW‘s “Good Food,” about salsas! Which one is my favorite? Listen in…

For my Huevos Divorciados recipe, click here.

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KCRW: Good Food

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