Mexican Today

Mexican Today

New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens

Book - 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 Yucatán. "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.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2016
ISBN: 9780544557246
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.5972 JIN
Characteristics: 320 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Silverman, Ellen - Photographer


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Sarah_CT Jan 25, 2018

Mexican Today is a contemporary take on Mexican food with interesting and different recipes mixed with old stand-bys. While this book could be a staple in your kitchen, we thought that the book could use more pictures and were annoyed buy recipes that required pages to be turned. Patti offers stories and anecdotes as well as side bars for ingredients and instructions that may not be familiar. We recommend this for the cook looking for new ideas and the cook book reader.

laurendouglass Oct 05, 2017

You can recycle all your other mexican cookbooks; Pati Jinich's Mexican Today is the only one you need to ensure you never again have a dull taco night.

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