Posts Tagged ‘Patricia Jinich’

Market Research: Purslane

  Ingredient: Purslane What: Word seems to be out about purslane. When I arrived at the 14th and U streets NW farmers market on Saturday morning a mere hour and a half after opening, every vendor save one was out of the not-particularly-well-known succulent. Mexican Cultural Institute chef Patricia Jinich says the plant, known as […]

Meatless Eats: A Very Vegetarian Thanksgiving

With its gleaming, golden skin and (let's be honest) sheer size, the Thanksgiving turkey remains the holiday's marquee attraction. But the bird is not the only draw. In fact, cobbling together a meal with many, many meatless options offers a more interesting approach to dinner. Imagine your plate. Now, fill it with your favorites: mashed […]

Mexican Chef Patricia Jinich on Her Favorite Restaurant That Closed

This week's Young & Hungry column plumbs the depths of my despair over the pending closure of Ren's Ramen in Bethesda. As part of the column, I asked a number of chefs, restaurateurs, and writers to share their own stories about beloved eateries that have bit the dust. Some of the stories, unfortunately, didn't make […]

Chefs and the Mothers Who Influenced Them

Mexican chef Patricia Jinich influences the next generation, her son Julian As noted earlier today — and sorry to keep rubbing this in, if you haven't made those brunch reservations yet — Mother's Day is this weekend. I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask some chefs and cooks what kind of influence their mothers […]

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 […]

Upscale Oreos: Can You Improve on a Good Thing?

After reading my take-down of Wagshal's homemade Twinkies, Patricia Jinich, a cooking instructor and chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute, told me about these fancy Oreos available at Dean & DeLuca. She thought I might want to check them out, too. The cookies are not produced in-house at D&D, but by Amy Berg, the freelance […]