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[Mexican Cookbooks]: [Rivero Family]
HERENCIA DE SABORES [with:] DELICIAS Y SABORES [manuscript cover titles]
Puebla, 1889. Two volumes: [52];[44]pp. In Spanish. HERENCIA DE SABORES: Earlier tree calf, gilt- tooled borders, manuscript paper label on spine and front board. DELICIAS Y SABORES: Earlier dark sheep, manuscript paper label on spine and front board. Both bindings chipped at spine ends and corners, some scuffing, sunning, and rubbing to boards, spines partially perished. Hinges tender, and cracked in a few places, but stable. Minor staining to a few leaves, but mostly clean. Overall in very good condition, the text quite easily readable. A fascinating collection of recipes passed down through the Rivero family of Puebla, Mexico, collected in two manuscript cookbooks, and assembled using older leather bindings re-sewn with later, cardstock-like text leaves, on which the family has handwritten a variety of "delicios" recipes. The cookbooks were compiled from recipes emanating, according to the handwritten dedication page in the first volume, from the author's mother and grandmother ("Dediciosas regetas que me hereda mi abuela y mi madre"); the second book is comprised of recipes from the author's mother ("Delicias llena de sabores y aromas herencia de mi mama"). Both dedications are signed "VR" in "Mexico 1888" and "Mex 1889," respectively. Reportedly, the Riveros ran a restaurant in Puebla around the turn of the century. Most of the recipes are for locally-influenced recipes using local ingredients; each takes up a few pages and is very detailed. These include Atole de Fresa; Champurrado de los Mayas de Convento de puebla Santa Clara (the convent of Santa Clara is reput … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company [United States]
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