Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens (Hardcover)

New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens

By Pati Jinich

Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780544557246, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

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Intriguing recipes for everyday meals from the host of the PBS series Pati's Mexican Table

On her PBS TV series, now in its fifth season, as well as in frequent appearances on shows like The Chew, Pati Jinich, a busy mother of three, has shown a flair for making Mexican cooking irresistibly accessible. In Mexican Today, she shares easy, generous dishes, both traditional ones and her own new spins. Some are regional recipes she has recovered from the past and updated, like Miners' Enchiladas with fresh vegetables and cheese or Drunken Rice with Chicken and Chorizo, a specialty of the Yucatan. "Sweaty" Tacos with ripe tomatoes and cheese are so convenient they're sold on Mexican streets by bicyclists. Her grandmother's Cornflake Cookies feel just as contemporary now as they did then.

Pati has "Mexed up" other recipes in such family favorites as Mexican Pizza with Grilled Skirt Steak and Onions. Still other dishes show the evolution of Mexican food north and south of the border, including Mexican Dreamboat Hotdogs and Cal-Mex Fish Tacos with Creamy Slaw. This food will draw everyone together--a family at the end of a working day, a book club, or a neighborhood potluck. Throughout, Pati is an infectious cheerleader, sharing stores of the food, people, and places behind the recipes.


About the Author

PATI JINICH is the host of the popular PBS show Pati's Mexican Table going on its fifth season and resident chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute. She appears regularly on NPR, The Splendid Table, NBC's Today Show, ABC's The Chew, and CBS's The Talk. She hosts live programs for the Smithsonian Institution and has cooked at the White House for President Obama's Cinco de Mayo celebration. She lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband and three sons.
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