Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

Pati s Mexican Table The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking The host of a highly popular PBS series Pati s Mexican Table and a self described overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender Pati Jinich has a mission She s out to prove that Mexi

  • Title: Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking
  • Author: Pati Jinich
  • ISBN: 9780547636474
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The host of a highly popular PBS series, Pati s Mexican Table, and a self described overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender, Pati Jinich has a mission She s out to prove that Mexican home cooking is quicker and far easier than most Americans think Her dishes are not blanketed with cheese, or heavy and fried, or based on complex sauces Nor are theyThe host of a highly popular PBS series, Pati s Mexican Table, and a self described overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender, Pati Jinich has a mission She s out to prove that Mexican home cooking is quicker and far easier than most Americans think Her dishes are not blanketed with cheese, or heavy and fried, or based on complex sauces Nor are they necessarily highly spicy Surprising in their simplicity and freshness, they incorporate produce and grains Most important, they fit perfectly into an everyday family cooking schedule and use just a handful of ingredients, most of which are already in your pantry Many are homey specialties that Pati learned from her mother and grandmother, some are creative spins on classics, while others are not well known outside of Mexico Dishes like Chicken la Trash it s delicious , a one pot meal that Pati gleaned from a Mexican restaurant cook Mexican Meatballs with Mint and Chipotle Sweet and Salty Salmon and Mexican Style Pasta can revitalize your daily repertoire You ll find plenty of vegetarian fare, from Classic Avocado Soup, to Divorced Eggs with red and green salsa , to Oaxaca Style Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas Your friends and family will enjoy Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Pickled Ancho Chile Vinaigrette Crab Cakes with Jalape o Aioli and Chicken Tinga you can use rotisserie chicken , which makes a tasty filling for tortas and tostadas Pati also shares exciting dishes for the holidays and other special occasions, including Mexican Thanksgiving Turkey with Chorizo, Pecan, Apple, and Corn Bread Stuffing Spiral Cut Beef Tenderloin and Red Pozole a Mexican party in a bowl , which she served on her wedding day Desserts like Triple Orange Mexican Wedding Cookies, Scribble Cookies sandwich cookies filled with chocolate , and little Apricot Lime Glazed Mini Pound Cakes are sophisticated yet simple to make.

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    1. 3 1\2I'm a terribly sorry that until a few weeks ago I had never heard of Ms Jinich's blog. I follow quite a few foodblogs and I often buy their authors' cookbooks. With the exception of my family's recipes, some of my best-known dishes come from them. While enjoying this book, I realized that, unfortunately, I tend to be much more Eurocentric that I thought. And it's weird because we have pretty strong ties with Americas. Most of the food I/we eat comes from the Americas and my family shares mu [...]

    2. Pati rocks! And she's cooked at the White House! Her recipes are accessible to home cooks, both new and accomplished. This cookbook is so easy to read and to put to practice-just do it.

    3. Not that I'd know, but I think this is what real Mexican cooking should be. They all sound great and I can't wait to try a few on our table.

    4. Pati Jinich, a native of Mexico City, proves a most engaging guide to homestyle Mexican dishes from street foods to colonial gems, Middle Eastern influences to comfort foods from across Mexico: you’ll find references to Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Michoacán, the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico City. Her PBS show Pati’s Mexican Table features two seasons of episodes that revolve around a certain ingredient, holiday, or theme.I was lucky to receive a review copy several weeks ago courtesy of [...]

    5. At first this reviewer thought "oh, not ANOTHER Mexican cookery book!" yet first impressions can be very deceptive… In fact this is a bit of a special little gem.The key aim of the book is to provide a range of recipes for making everyday, authentic Mexican food for everyday families. Some of the recipes are not your typical "Mexican fare" but they are said to be 100% Mexican. You may just need to adjust your perceptions and expectations (and all for the better). In many areas what we think of [...]

    6. This is a beautiful cookbook. The pictures of the food are mouthwatering and the pictures of ingredients are informative. Pati has brought recipes for salsas, soups, salads, vegetarian dishes, fish, poultry and meat dishes together with some deserts and drinks to finish. My wife and I have been cooking our way through the book and have been very happy with the results. Even living north of the 53rd parallel, we have been able to get most of the spices and ingredients.Fish-TacosTacos with Fish Ro [...]

    7. This was interesting but there were too many ingredients for most of the recipes. I think that I would eat the recipes if they were made for me but to make them myself I don't think I could put the effort in. There may have been one or two recipes that I would have made but to put in the time it would be cheaper and easier to just go somewhere.

    8. I always enjoy Pati's show but her recipes did not impress me. I'm a Texan by birth so perhaps my prejudice towards Tex Mex is why this didn't work for me. Two of the three recipes I tried had almost no flavor at all. One of my college friends taught me to make her Mexican-American mother's arroz rojo. It is a fiesta of flavor and a favorite in my family. Therefore the first recipe of Pati's that I tried was the arroz rojo. Blah! This was bland, bland, bland. I had to add some cumin and chili to [...]

    9. My mouth is watering and I'm craving some Mexican food now! Well written with lots of information, scrumptious recipes and glorious full-color photos. Recipe after recipe cries out to be made and enjoyed around the table with the family. Pati Jinich does a great job of giving great background on the recipes and ingredients without turning it into a boring lecture like some cookbooks I've read. It feels like your sitting in her kitchen chatting and can almost smell all the wonderful aromas of foo [...]

    10. I read cookbooks like any other non-fiction, so here goes. Here are just a few lines from the first 44 pages of the book:"I'm not sure that many Americans really understand Mexican home cooking.""There is a world of salsas that people outside of Mexico have yet to taste and understand.""Tomatillos are underappreciated. I don't think I have met more than a handful of people in the Washington, D.C. area who have cooked with them.""Although the United States shares an immense border with Mexico, Me [...]

    11. She does a great job describing the use of authentic Mexican ingredients and translating some techniques for basic fare. I also like the variety of recipes-entrees soups salads desserts. If you want some involved creative and Americanized evolved recipes she has those too. Beautiful photography. Most of the dishes are not my style but I have a couple from each section I will try especially some new egg recipes she has. I need to check out her show. It does not air in my area but probably can fin [...]

    12. Gotta say that I was slightly disappointed in this cookbook. There isn't normally a Mexican cookbook that doesn't make it to my cart, but this one won't be. I walked away with a very small handful of recipes. Most just didn't tickle my fancy. To be honest, they are a bit more unusual, but on that note, some of the ingredients (such a Jamaican flowers) will be more difficult to get. I must admit I did love the vegetarian selection.

    13. I borrowed this book from the library and I will definitely be adding it to my collection at some point. I loved her little stories, the Mexican cook's tricks, and the recipes themselves. This is definitely not Tex-Mex but authentic Mexican recipes. I'm half-Mexican and I can't wait to try out the recipes that are unfamiliar to me and have recipes for those that are because while my mother was Mexican, she did not cook for us or have any recipes available.

    14. often mexican cookbooks seem more like tex-mex cookbooks but not Pati's. This is good unfussy food that you can make for a weekday meal. She also usually notes the more European alternative to the authentic Mexican ingredients so even those who don't live in areas with Latin American/Mexican supermarkets should be able to cook from this book.

    15. Loved thisAuthentic, fresh, flavorful recipes with helpful tips and great anecdotes. I bookmarked so many recipes to try. This is going to be in the much-loved, much-used section of cookbooks

    16. I have made green rice, Mexican meatballs, trashy chicken, marble cake, avocado hearts of palm salad, pickled red onions and all were great. Looking forward to more recipes from this well written cookbook.

    17. I'm not a terribly big fan of Mexican food. Despite growing up in Louisiana, I've never been a fan of too much spice in food.These recipes are pretty fantastic, though. I found a few keepers I'm looking forward to trying, especially the Tomato-Zucchini soup.

    18. I was so pleased to come across this book. The recipes are uncomplicated, authentic and delicious. I have to say this is my absolute favorite cookbook.

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