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May 30, 2013

“What Dunlop does for China, Pati Jinich does for Mexico in Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking…She puts extra zing into the chicken and potato salad her mother used to make in Mexico City by adding vinegar and chipotle chilies in adobo sauce. Two small moves make a huge difference. It’s an instant classic…”

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May 2, 2013

“Pati Jinich grew up in Mexico City. She’s acquired an impressive résumé since she decided to give up her career at a D.C. think tank. She’s hosted her own PBS series and has appeared on The Today Show, The Chew, NPR and The Splendid Table. As you try the recipes in her new cookbook, Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking…which contains things like watermelon and tomatillo salad with feta; sweet and salty salmon; and my favorite, chicken tinga (made with rotisserie chicken you can pick up on the way home), you’ll be impressed by the simplicity and vibrant flavors of Jinich’s accessible Mexican fare…”

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April 17, 2013

“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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April 11, 2013

“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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April 1, 2013

“Popular PBS cooking host Pati Jinich has just released a book to help Mexican food lovers do just that. Pati’s Mexican Table is a thoughtful book detailing fairly simple Mexican dishes that are easy to incorporate into everyday American cooking. Some of the dishes, like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and chicken enchiladas, will be instantly recognizable and familiar. Others, like the yellow mole with masa dumplings we will make this week, will offer new tastes and textures for those who don’t regularly step outside of the taco zone…”

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March 28, 2013

“Pati’s Mexican Table, the cookbook, has managed to capture the spirit and delightful storytelling that Pati exhibits when she teaches her classes. The book is full of authentic Mexican recipes that are simple to prepare and are a hit with the family. We loved the red leaf, avocado, and grapefruit salad with olive-mint vinaigrette… this despite the fact that I dont usually like grapefruit! We are looking forward to trying some of the other delightful dishes in the book…”

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March 19, 2013

“We’re living in an age when a burrito from a chain around the corner can weigh upwards of one pound (guacamole is extra, of course), and sometimes Mexican fine dining means mole and little else.

But Pati Jinich wants to change our relationship with food from south of the border. Rápidamente…”

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March 12, 2013

“With the publication of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking’…, the circle is complete. Former bookworm policy analyst turned cooking instructor, food blogger, chef and public television culinary host Pati Jinich directs her research, experience, love of country and personal journey onto the printed page.

It’s a tall order, capturing the spirit and energy of this 40-year-old Chevy Chase mother of three, whose career path has been carved step by step with kitchen utensils. Washington Post Food section readers have come to know her through salsa, salad, taco and casserole recipes: everyday food that has become her mission…”

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March 12, 2013

“Pati Jinich, readily recognizable from her cooking programs on PBS, is also the official chef at Washington, D.C.’s Mexican Cultural Institute–and a very busy wife and mother of three boys. She understands what it means to be able to cook well for your family when time is precious and has put her expertise on the page in Pati’s Mexican Table.

‘Mexican home cooking is beautiful in its simplicity, tremendously convenient, and wholesome,’ she writes, and it’s these qualities that make her cookbook universally appealing, while her energetic and honest writing keep the reader engaged…”

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March 5, 2013

“In Pati’s Mexican Table, the first cookbook from Pati Jinich, Jinich is not looking for culinary tourists but converts. Host of the public television series of the same name and official chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute based in Washington, DC, Jinich shares her passion for the Mexican home-style cooking she grew up with in Mexico City…”

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