Don't Count the Tortillas

Xhibition Kitchen
October 9, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Join us for this Xhibition Kitchen event  •  Free Cooking Demo and Cookbook Signing  •  Books are available at the event and the NU bookstore.

Don't Count the Tortillas

The Art of Texas Mexican Cooking 

by Adán Medrano

From an early age, Chef Adán Medrano understood the power of cooking to enthrall, to grant artistic agency, and to solidify identity as well as succor and hospitality. In this second cookbook, he documents and explains native ingredients, traditional techniques, and innovations in casero (home-style) Mexican American cooking in Texas. Don t Count the Tortillas offers over 100 kitchen-tested recipes, including newly created dishes that illustrate what is trending in homes and restaurants across Texas. Each recipe is followed by clear, step-by-step instructions, explanation of cooking techniques, and description of the dishes cultural context. Dozens of color photographs round out Chef Medrano s encompassing of a rich indigenous history that turns on family and, more widely, on community one bound by shared memories of the art that this book honors.

Come Meet Adán

About the Author: Chef and food writer Adán Medrano holds the Certificate in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. Now living in Houston, he grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and northern Mexico, where he developed his expertise in the flavor profile and techniques of indigenous Texas Mexican foods. Medrano is also author of Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage in Recipes.

Free admission: If you would like to attend just the Xhibition Kitchen event without eating lunch in the dining room, please sign in with an ID and proceed directly to the XK. If you plan to stay for lunch and eat in the dining room, please pay the à la carte meal rate upon entrance. Thank you and enjoy the show!

The Xhibition Kitchen is an innovative space for experiential learning, located at 11 Speare Place inside Food Hall at Stetson West. A variety of programs are hosted in this cutting-edge kitchen which include chef demonstrations, cooking classes, book signings and interactive display cooking.