notes from the mexican kitchen

Rick on the Road

Let’s get this show on the road. Chef Rick Bayless will soon be traveling across the country signing copies of his newest cookbook, “More Mexican Everyday: Simple, Seasonal, Celebratory.” Filled with dozens of full-color recipes and expert guidance from Rick, the book helps home cooks step up their game. Inside, you’ll find time-saving tips, slow […]

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A Delightful Soup to Welcome Spring


Around here, it’s always soup weather. With the arrival of spring temperatures, this Banana Pepper-Leek Soup with White Beans and Crispy Chorizo, hits all the right notes. Light-green banana peppers (versions in Mexico are called chile güero or xcatic) brighten things up, while the aromatic creaminess of slowly cooked leeks and beans provide enough substance  to […]


XOCO: Classic and Comforting

We are basking in the sunlight of early spring over here at Xoco on Clark St!  In this month that comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, our chefs have put together a menu of classic and comforting dishes. Growing up in Guerrero, Chef Alonso’s family would often eat chicharrón braised in […]


Pre-Orders for ‘More Mexican Everyday’ Start Now!

HUGE news here at Frontera. The moment has finally arrived to pre-order “More Mexican Everyday: Simple, Seasonal, Celebratory,” the ninth cookbook from Chef Rick Bayless. The book is all about inspiring you fans of the kitchen to more freely cook for the sheer pleasure of it, rather than frantically checking (and re-checking) a recipe. “This […]


You & Me & Rick This Morning

A very big thanks to Aly Bockler and the crew at WCIU’s “You and Me This Morning,” who dropped by early Friday to watch Chef Rick Bayless whip up his Guacamole with Almond and Grapefruit while showing off his new cookware line. Rick will be demonstrating the new cookware line at this weekend’s International Home […]