This week on Native, host Briana Kurtz is headed to Mexico! Speaking with author of the new cookbook, "Mexico: The Cookbook," Margarita Carrillo Arronte, Briana chats with Margarita not only about the importance of cooking in her family and in the Mexican culture but also where she sees Mexican cuisine heading in the future. Featuring an unprecedented 700 recipes from across the entire country, Margarita explains how vital it was for her book to showcase the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican food. Having dedicated 30 years to researching, teaching, and cooking, she speaks on what authentic Mexican cuisine truly is. Margarita also shares some examples of the special dishes that are related to the religious happenings in Mexico, like what she will be cooking for the upcoming Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). After the break, Briana asks Margarita to walk us through the meal structure of a typical day in Mexico. Tune in to hear all about the delicious, authentic food of the Estados Unidos Mexicanos! This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

"Mexican food is so vast that this book shows only the tip of the iceberg." [4:30]

"Cooking is part of the heritage, the cultural upbringing [of Mexico]." [6:53]

"It is my mission in life to show the world the authentic mexican food." [9:50]

--Margarita Carrillo Arronte on Native