notes from the mexican kitchen
Chef's Travels/

My Very Idiosyncratic Guide to Some Near-Downtown Mexico City Food-Lovers’ Favorites

Tepito (Sunday Morning only) One of my favorite places, but one I recommend to folks who are adventurers and who are looking for a glimpse into Mexico City’s past. Lots of antiques, relics and paraphernalia.  Adjacent to a large, working class Sunday market with clothing, cds, household goods, etc. Have the taxi driver take you […]

Mexican Weekend/

Chilaquiles for Your Easter Brunch

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OK, so it’s not the most traditional Easter brunch dish, but the benefits of cooking these chilaquiles are two-fold — one, this relatively simple recipe feeds a big crowd, and two, they’re absolutely delicious. Instead of a simmering stint on the stovetop, these chilaquiles are finished in a baking dish with a 10-minute stay in […]

TV & BOOKS/

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 […]

Mexican Weekend/

A Delightful Soup to Welcome Spring

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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 […]

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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 […]