notes from the mexican kitchen

Rick’s (Totally Free) Cooking Class! Recipes + Shopping List

Fall is in the air in Chicago and that has all of us thinking about pleasant temperatures, falling leaves and home-cooked comfort food.

Let’s celebrate the season with Rick Bayless’ next *LIVE* YouTube Cooking Class on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. central time.

It’s completely free. Just subscribe to Rick’s YouTube channel and to tune into the stream on Tuesday. We’ve already put together a shopping and equipment list so you can participate (see below). Beginners welcome!


We love hosting these cooking classes and spending some time with you in your home kitchens. See you Tuesday!


• Seared Pork Tenderloin or Chicken Thighs with Roasted Tomatillos and Apples
• White Camote Mash

Shopping and Equipment Lists


1 pound tomatillos
4 garlic cloves
2 fresh poblano chiles
1 large red onion
1 pound apples
Herbs (cilantro, epazote, sage or basil)
2 pounds white sweet potato


1 ½ pound pork tenderloin OR
1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs


Olive or vegetable oil
Chicken broth


Mexican crema or sour cream 


Blender or food processor
Rimmed baking sheet
Very large (12-inch) skillet
Cooling rack
4-quart saucepan
Potato masher


  1. You are such a giving person! Thank you so much for this great opportunity! I’m looking forward to cooking with you. Wishing you and yours continued success ❤️

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