PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE

April 2, 2011 11:30 AM
Episode 101: Quesadillas


Quesadillas--the perfect marriage of heaven and earth, where the basic, simple tortilla meets the ecstasy of cheese. If you can find the right cheese, that is... So, where do you find great Mexican cheeses in the US? If you can't find Oaxaca Cheese or Manchego, what can you use instead? What about Monterey Jack or Cheddar as a substitute?

In this episode I interview the fabulous Joe Yonan (who just came out with an equally fabulous cookbook!), who gives us a lot of cheesy advise.

Would it shock you to know that you don't technically need to stuff cheese inside for it to qualify as an authentic Mexican quesadilla?