Pati Jinich is spreading the word about authentic Mexican cuisine in her new book, Pati's Mexican Table. This week on Eat Your Words, Cathy Erway chats with Pati about a myriad of topics, including the mediums she transmits her cooking secrets. Find out why Pati prefers radio to both television and books! Later, learn why Mexican food is an ingredient-based cuisine, and how the flavors can be transmitted to tacos, quesadillas, salads, and more! What exactly does tinga mean? Well, we're not exactly sure, but learn how you can use your leftover chicken tinga in every meal! What recipes from the book really excite Pati? Curious about a Mexican one-pot meal? Then tune into this week's Eat Your Words, and hear more from Pati Jinich! Thanks to our sponsor, Bonnie Plants, and thanks to The California Honeydrops for today's music!


"Leftovers are a wonderful thing. There are so many things that you can repurpose. So please, don't cut the recipe in half!" [17:45]

"Chiles are not always spicy. Sometimes they take the place of a vegetable in a dish." [21:00]

-- Pati Jinich on Eat Your Words