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Rick Bayless

Born: in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bayless moved to Chicago in 1987 and opened ''Frontera Grill''. It remains one of Chicago's hottest dining spots.

Biography: Rick is an award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, restaurant consultant and teaches authentic Mexican cooking throughout the United States (he is a visiting staff member at the Culinary Institute of America).In 1987, Rick moved to Chicago, opened ''Frontera Grill'', which specializes in contemporary regional Mexican cooking. Still today it remains one of Chicago's hottest dining spots. In 1989, Rick opened Topolobampo which is adjacent to Frontera Grill. Tobolobampo is one of America's only fine-dining Mexican restaurants. Frontera Grill and Topolobampo have received glowing distinctions from such publications as Gourmet, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Atlantic Monthly, Condé Nast Traveler, Zagat's, The Wine Spectator, USA Today, Chicago Magazine and The Chicago Tribune. Topolobampo has been nominated twice by the James Beard Foundation as one of the most outstanding restaurants in our country. Food & Wine Magazine selected Rick as 'Best New Chef of The Year,' in 1988 and in 1991, he won a James Beard Award for 'Best American Chef: Midwest.' In 1995, he won another James Beard Award for 'National Chef of the Year' as well as an award for 'Chef of the Year' from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). In 1998, the Beard Foundation honored Rick as 'Humanitarian of the Year.' In 2002, Bon Appétit honored him with the “Cooking Teacher of the Year Award”. Bayless is also the founder of the ''Frontera Farmer Foundation'', an organization that supports small local farmers and has been active in ''Share Our Strength'', the nation's largest hunger advocacy organization.

  • '''''Mexican Kitchen

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Rick Bayless on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Authentic Mexican :
ISBN: 0061373265 OCLC: 122566852

Collects recipes that show readers how to recreate the textures and flavors of Mexico's regional specialties in North American kitchens.

Authentic Mexican :
ISBN: 9780061854989 OCLC: 433010784

HarperCollins e-books, [New York] : [2009]

Americans have at last discovered Mexico's passion for exciting food. We've fallen in love with the great Mexican combination of rich, earthy flavors and casual, festive dining. But we don't begin to imagine how sumptuous and varied the cooking of Mexico really is. After ten years of loving exploration, Rick Bayless, together with his wife, Deann, gave us Authentic Mexicanmasa, charcoal-grilled pork in red-chile adobo, and marinated fish steamed in banana leaves for those times when you want to celebrate; and exotic ice creams, caramel custards, and pies to top off any meal. There's even a section devoted to refreshing coolers, rich chocolate drinks, and a variety of tequila-laced cocktails. The master recipes feature all the pointers you'll need for re-creating genuine Mexican textures and flavors in a North American kitchen. Menu suggestions and timing and advance-preparation tips make these dishes perfectly convenient for today's working families. And traditional and contemporary variations accompany each recipe, allowing the cook to substitute and be creative. Rick and Deann Bayless traveled more than thirty-five thousand miles investigating the six distinct regions of Mexico and learning to prepare what they found. From town to town, recipe by recipe, they personally introduce you to Mexico's cooks, their kitchens, their markets, and their feasts. If, like the rest of us, you have a growing love for Mexican food, the reliable recipes in this book and the caring, personal presentation by Rick and Deann Bayless will provide meal after meal of pure pleasure for your family and friends.

Fiesta at Rick's :
ISBN: 9780393058994 OCLC: 449865074

W.W. Norton, New York : ©2010.

Presents one hundred fifty Mexican-inspired recipes to make for entertaining both small and large gatherings, providing menus for four different types of parties and including recipes for champagne margaritas and mango guacamole.

Frontera :
ISBN: 9780393088922 OCLC: 783161334

The co-owners of the Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, and XOCO share recipes for thirty-five new and classic margaritas, guacamoles to sample every month of the year, and nut and vegetable snacks.

Mexican everyday /
ISBN: 039306154X OCLC: 61261279

Norton, New York : ©2005.

Presents easy-to-prepare recipes for nutritious Mexican dishes including salads, soups, soft tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, tortas, entrees, grilled fare, marinades, salsas, and desserts.

More Mexican everyday :
ISBN: 0393081141 OCLC: 891611165

Bayless transformed America's understanding of Mexican cuisine with his book, Mexican Everyday. Now he returns with an all-new collection of uniquely flavorful recipes, each one the product of his evolution as a chef and champion of local, seasonal ingredients. Cooking Mexican couldn't be easier, or more delicious.

More Mexican everyday :
ISBN: 9780393248081 OCLC: 915590582

Bayless transformed America's understanding of Mexican cuisine with his book, Mexican Everyday. Now he returns with an all-new collection of uniquely flavorful recipes, each one the product of his evolution as a chef and champion of local, seasonal ingredients. Cooking Mexican couldn't be easier, or more delicious.

Rick & Lanie's excellent kitchen adventures :
ISBN: 9781584793311 OCLC: 55600596

Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York : 2004.

For celebrated chef Rick Bayless, sharing a meal is one of the most powerful catalysts for common understanding between parents and kids. Now, Rick and his teenage daughter Lanie present more than one hundred international yet simple, step-by-step recipes that will draw everyone to the table.

Rick Bayless's Mexican kitchen :
ISBN: 0684800063 OCLC: 35699013

Scribner, New York : ©1996.

Chef and teacher Rick Bayless provides the inspiration and guidance that home cooks have needed, from essential recipes and explorations of Mexico's many chiles to quick-to-prepare everyday dishes and pull-out-the-stops celebration fare. He begins by introducing the building blocks of Mexican cooking. Cultural background and practical tips help readers to understand these preparations and make them their own. He includes familiar American recipes with innovative Mexican accents, details the simple techniques for getting the best out of every kind of chile, and guides us through a range of richly flavored regional Mexican dishes, combining down-home appeal and convivial informality with simple culinary elegance.--Publisher information.

Rick Bayless's Mexican kitchen :
ISBN: 1899791566 OCLC: 43338716

Absolute Press, Bath : 1998, ©1996.