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D.C. Cooking Instructor Teaches Paula Deen How to Make Fried Plantains

In my post earlier today on Oreo cookies (not to mention my recent Y&H column on Tex-Mex), I name-drop Mexican chef Patricia Jinich. If you haven't learned about her already, do yourself the favor and read Joan Nathan's insightful piece in the New York Times on Jinich.

Jinich's star is obviously on the rise. In this video, she teaches Paula Deen how to fry (and eat) plantains. The usually motor-mouthed Deen is reduced to nothing but "mmmmms."

  • MyChefRegina

    Thanks for posting that link to the NYT article. I love tha kind of thing! One of the benefits of being a personal chef, in theory anyway, is that since I cook in my clients' homes, with their equipment, I would be able to cook kosher: that is, I could observe the requirement that cookware used for kosher cooking is not also used for non-kosher cooking. I say "in theory" only because not being Jewish myself, I've never learned much about kosher rules. But if I were asked by a client to do so, I would definitely want to look into Chef Jinich's recipes!