The Winnipeg Free Press: Authentic Mexican food relies on healthy ingredients and bold flavours


The Winnipeg Free Press: Authentic Mexican food relies on healthy ingredients and bold flavours

“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…”

To read the entire article, click here.

  • Hola! I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the excellent work!

    • Pati

      Thank you!!

  • Roberto Kaufman

    buenos dias
    Your show on PBS is great!
    The part about mixing French & Mexican cuisine
    looked delicious. Those crepes with pecans & syrup, awesome1


    • Pati

      Thank you Roberto!

  • Ellie

    Hi Pati

    I’d never heard of your show, but I purchased your book after reading the review in the Winnipeg Free Press. Luckily, I found your show on one of my cable channels, so now I watch it every week.

    I’m nowhere near Mexico, and most local “Mexican” restaurants are either fast-food chains or places that serve overcooked food covered in hot sauce and melted cheese, so your recipes have shown me a brand new way of cooking. Thank you!

    • Pati

      Thank you for your message Ellie!