"When chef and writer Pati Jinich warms up to a subject on Mexican cooking, any subject on Mexican cooking, she'll start talking fast, her musical words barely keeping up with the thoughts racing through her head. Her hands will become animated, as much to make a connection as to punctuate a point. She likes to tough people lightly on the arm or, more emphatically, point at them when they say something she likes. She laughs as if everything you say is comedic gold.
Sometimes it seems as if Pati Jinich -- she prefers the informal name -- could turn a misanthrope into butter or, perhaps more surprising..."
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