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Iron Chef Jose Garces Celebrates Release of New Cookbook -- The Latin Road Home -- With Temporary Menu at Distrito

Jose Garces comes to town frequently to check up on Distrito, his modern Mexican restaurant specializing in Mexico City-style street food. This trip, however, the Iron Chef had another objective: to promote his new cookbook -- The Latin Road Home -- by hosting a special five-course dinner using recipes from the book, each course reflecting one of the five countries featured within its pages.

See also: -- Frescas and Pozole at Distrito

The dinner, which I attended, was awesome. Now Garces has put another temporary tasting menu in place -- this one featuring Mexican dishes only, priced at $45 per person and offered through November 18. I had a chance to catch up with Garces to talk about the cookbook and his career. Here's what he had to say.

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