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El Libro de Cocina
Mexico: Ed. Rodriguez y Co. / Ed. Dublany Comp, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. José Guadalupe Posada. 1/4 acid calf over cloth boards, corners worn and bumped, binding sound. Modest age toning internally, a few creases and minor tears, light wear to a few page edges, generally clean and unmarked internally and in unusually good condition overall. Two volumes in one, the appendix collects Spanish and Mexican recipes. xx, 21-1085, (2), 418, xxii, pp. One engraved plate of a stove, in text illustrations, many of equipment, throughout (at least one, of a rabbit on a spit, by José Guadalupe Posada). Though a student of Careme and one of the chief practitioners of 19th century haute cuisine, Gouffé's Mexican cookbook is exhaustive, presenting an astounding selection of food from the most difficult to prepare to simple, everyday fare - paired with instructions on all facets of household management. The Mexican and Spanish section is more weighted toward the Spanish (there was an 1885 Madrid edition of Gouffé's cookbook) as the target market was clearly upper class Mexican households who identified with Europe at least as much as with Mexico. Still, the guisado and guajolote sections feature many good Mexican recipes and the "Barbacoa mexicano" recipe (lifted from the Diccionario de Cocina) gives good instruction on slow cooking in an earth pit. Size: 4to. Illustrator: José Guadalupe Posada. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000176.
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