“Pati Jinich, author of Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking…wants you to know that Mexican cuisine is not ‘taco salads, nachos slathered with cheese, or overstuffed burritos.’ It’s not heavy or fried. Often, it’s not even that spicy.
As she writes in the introduction to her passionate new cookbook: ‘Show up in my kitchen any day of the year, and you’ll find soft corn tortillas, refried beans, at least two different salsas, the fresh Mexican cheese called queso fresco, ripe avocados and fresh fruit.’
Free Press reporter Bartley Kives recently wrote about new local restaurants that have allowed Winnipeggers to buy authentic Mexican tacos — the kind made without ‘orange ground beef,’ as he says. Jinich’s cookbook allows you to make authentic tacos at home, along with dishes like enchiladas verdes, pozole rojo, and Oaxaca-style mushroom and cheese quesadillas…”
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“The popularity of Mexican food is an all-time high and there’s a book (or two) for nearly every type of variation on the cuisine imaginable, whether it’s regional fare, haute cuisine or chef-driven interpretations of classic meals. But more often than not, home cooks want a volume that will help them make everyday meals taste a little better – or in the case of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table,’ a lot like the Mexican meals that immediately remind one of home and family.
‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ – the newest release by noted PBS television show host Pati Jinich – is a compilation of simple, home-style Mexican recipes. You won’t find greasy nachos or overstuffed quesadillas here; instead, Jinich focuses on the use of simple staples like soft corn tortillas, eggs, basic cuts of meat and lush produce, transforming them with fragrant spices, magical salsas and traditional Mexican cooking techniques to yield deeply flavorful, south-of-the-border-inspired meals that are right at home in any American kitchen. In short, this is home cooking for the people who really do cook at home…”
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NBC Latino: Cookbooks we love: “Pati’s Mexican Table”
I had so much fun being a part of the Mexican Fiesta on ABC‘s The Chew! I cooked a hearty Aztec Chicken Casserole with Mario Batali and followed it up with my Spinning Top cocktail to “get you drunk or dizzily in love.”
Watch the segment on the Aztec Casserole…
Watch the segment on the Spinning Top…
I made Scrambled Egg Packets with Black Bean Sauce for breakfast this morning on the Better Show with host JD Roberto! We started by cooking black beans from the pot, or frijoles de olla, to make the sauce. You can watch the first segment right here…
In the second segment, we cook the eggs, wrap them in warm tortillas, and top them with the bean sauce, cream, and cheese. I also give JD a few tips like how to give your tortillas more humpf! Finish watching here…
It was a great morning on the Today Show making and eating Molletes! Natalie Morales helped me mix up some traditional Pico de Gallo to top the molletes; we also had an array of tasty toppings, like chorizo, bacon and sauteed mushrooms to choose from. Lish from their amazing cooking team had the fantastic idea to top one off with a fried egg to make a delicious breakfast mollete.
Watch my segment right here…
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“Growing up in Mexico City, Pati Jinich wanted to be a lot of things: a writer, a philosopher, an academic. ‘In my family, I was the youngest. I was labeled the academic,’ said the woman who did indeed grow up to write, philosophize and intently study various issues in a career as a Latin American public policy analyst.
The one thing Jinich hadn’t banked on was a career in food. But that’s what happened when her life shifted gears from think-tank wonk to Mexican food ambassador as host of the popular public television cooking show ‘Pati’s Mexican Table.’ Chef, cooking teacher, food writer (and mother of three), Jinich has emerged as one of the most passionate and articulate proponents of the simple joys of Mexican home cooking…”
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WUSA 9: Chef Provides Secrets To Mexican Cooking At Home
Listen in on my interview with the sassy Nicole Taylor for her very cool radio show “Hot Grease” on the Brooklyn-based Heritage Radio Network! We had a great conversation about misconceptions of Mexican food in America and essential Mexican ingredients…and some other things: listen on!
“As a native Mexican, [Pati] drew upon her own food traditions and family memories, which are the focus of her terrific public television cooking show ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ (the first two seasons currently air in repeats at 5 p.m. Wednesdays on OPB-Plus). This collection of recipes from the show emphasizes the sort of home cooking found throughout Mexico, along with plenty of historical anecdotes that illustrate how Mexican cooking has changed over the centuries. Unlike what most people think of as Mexican food, most of these dishes are nuanced and unfamiliar…”