Cookbook Nook: Mexican Today by Pati Jinish


Mexican Today Book CoverSatisfy your cravings with these recipes: Spicy, savory, salty, and a hint of sweetness make these recipes a great addition to any summer gathering!

Why This Book

Pati Jinish's Mexican Today cookbook features a variety of Mexican recipes, including traditional options like Miners' Enchiladas and recipes with her own twist, such as Mexican Pizza. With so much to choose from, there is an alternative for every craving. These recipes make great options for social gatherings or a fun night at home!

What We’re Trying: Sanborns’ Famous Swiss Chicken EnchiladasChicken Enchiladas in oven

While street tacos are always a favorite, we’ve been craving enchiladas. This recipe focuses on making a traditional salsa verde enchilada sauce with delicious shredded chicken and cheese.

  • A Familiar Taste with Traditional Roots - Tortillas and chicken are common ingredients in many American recipes, but adding salsa verde and Mexican cheese makes for a delicious traditional twist that everyone can enjoy.
  • Not Too Spicy - The author recommends starting with a smaller amount of jalapeños and serranos and tasting before adding more. Some chiles lose their spiciness when cooking, as some have different intensity levels.
  • Shredded or Rotisserie - This recipe gives you the option of making your own shredded chicken or buying a rotisserie. We made our own and added taco seasoning for some extra flavor. 
  • Learn Spanish - Want to continue exploring other cultures? We offer Mango, a fun language learning system that teaches conversational skills in a wide variety of languages, including Spanish!

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Chicken Enchiladas on plate with a forkMeet the Author

“PATI JINICH is the host of the popular PBS show Pati's Mexican Table, going on its fifth season, and resident chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute. She appears regularly on NPR, The Splendid Table, NBC's Today Show, ABC's The Chew, and CBS's The Talk. She hosts live programs for the Smithsonian Institution and has cooked at the White House for President Obama's Cinco de Mayo celebration. She lives in Chevy Chase, MD, with her husband and three sons.” Visit for recipes, news, and events.