Rick Bayless, known for his skill in cooking Mexican food, creates a black bean tortilla casserole and refried beans. His tips for this dish include using an herb called episote to add taste to (and remove gas from) beans and buying tortillas produced locally and without preservatives, if possible.
With IN JULIA's KITCHEN WITH MASTER CHEFS, Julia Child takes an in-depth look at contemporary American cooking along with twenty-six nationally recognized chefs. Inviting the master chefs (literally!) into her kitchen, Julia cooks with the pros, detailing their techniques and dishes for the home cook.