Synopses & Reviews
Pati Jinich, host of the popular PBS TV series, Pati’s Mexican Table (going on its fifth season), offers up dozens of mouthwatering foolproof recipes for successful everyday Mexican inspired meals in her new collection, Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens.
Television host, cookbook author, resident chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC, and busy mother of three, Pati Jinich is known for making Mexican food that is both irresistible and accessible. Born and raised in Mexico City in a family of accomplished cooks, many of Pati’s go-to dishes are adaptations of the food that nurtured her while growing up. “These foods have a special place in my D.C. home and in my heart, keeping me linked to my roots and my boys connected as well, and giving them a greater sense of who they are and where we come from.”
Filled with both familiar favorites and surprising new interpretations, Pati applies her inherent Mexican “sazón” to all kinds of food, be it American or Tex-Mex, Japanese or Jewish. Examples include Chicken Fajita Salad, Macaroni with Chipotle Chicken, and Matzo Ball Soup with Jalapeños. Pati’s food draws everyone together—family at the end of a working day, a book club, or a neighborhood potluck.
"Jinich’s new cookbook deftly combines her own family recipes with new Mexican-flavored takes on everyday mealtime staples. From dishes inspired by growing up in Mexico City to meals planned by a busy mother for a family of five, Mexican Today is just that: a modern collection of recipes that never stops looking at the past as it reinvents the future." Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle
"We all know Tex-Mex, but now there’s Cal-Mex, Chicago-Mex, New York-Mex, Fusion-Mex and, perhaps, Pati-Mex. In Mexican Today, Jinich, host of the popular PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table, invites us into her kitchen, where she uses her knack for Mexican seasoning to add a bit of Latin flair to all kinds of foods. As a wife and working mother of three boys with packed schedules, she knows the ins and outs of getting good, interesting, family-pleasing food to the table every night." Sybil Pratt, Book Page
"In Mexican Today, you have the guidance to produce authentic, delightful and often hot Mexican food of distinction. This is a striking book about how to achieve excellence. It really isn’t that hard. You just start with one poblano, an avocado, and keep turning the pages of Mexican Today." Brian O’Rourke, Huffington Post
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.