Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens

Rux Martin: Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2016. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9780544557246. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780544557253. COOKING
Jinich hosts the PBS show Pati's Mexican Table and frequently appears on NBC's The Chew. In her second cookbook, she shares more of her favorite recipes for contemporary Mexican foods, including miso soup with nopales, shrimp enchiladas in rich tomato sauce, and floating islands with Mexican-style eggnog. These and other dishes are grouped into course-based chapters, including soups, salads, tacos and tostadas, guisados (stews) and other one-dish meals, desserts, and drinks. Jinich writes with busy families in mind. Many of her recipes can be made in advance or in less than 30 minutes and rely on easy-to-find ingredients. A highlight of this cookbook is its playful variations such as baked huevos rancheros casserole.
VERDICT Jinich's engaging style and clear instructions will appeal to many home cooks.
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