Pati Jinich's love for Mexican food -- and her understanding of its tastes and history -- come through in everything she makes, including the four recipes she has shared with us this week. There's a bright salsa to start, a warm chicken main, a spicy and creamy vegetable side, and a sweet dessert. You've got everything you need to throw a party, or to make basic, weeknight cooking a little more interesting. Straighfoward, but still exciting and new, these dishes will inevitably become go-tos in your kitchen.
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Salsa photo by James Ransom. All other photos by Penny De Los Santos