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1961 Cookbook - Mexico Through My Kitchen Window – Illustrated 1st Ed / Vintage
Here is a fantastic 1st edition cookbook - Mexico Through My Kitchen Window by Maria A. De Carbia.
If you are a lover of authentic Mexican food than these dishes will not disappoint you featuring delicious traditional Mexican recipes created by a chef who grew up in Mexico and knows how to cook it.
Many charming black & white illustrations throughout the book by Luis Betanzos. Edited and tested by Helen Corbitt. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, Riverside Press, Copyright, 1961, first edition, 4th printing.
Tantalizing recipes, food facts including information on all types of chiles; everything from a pepper that's as small as a pea to larger varieties which can bring the heat.
There is special section of favorite American adaptions of Mexican foods. Maria De Carbia was born in Mexico City of Spanish & French grandparents, studied cooking in Mexico and later in the U.S. Her first 1936 cookbook was Marichu Va la Cocina (Little Mary Goes to the Kitchen).
Recipes: Turkey Mole, Spanish Garlic Soup, All Soul Days Cake, Fish with Hot Sauce, Hot Chicken with Fruits, Spanish Menestra, Valencian Soup, Chapters: Index of Illustrations,
Some Food Facts About Mexico, Tortillas, Pastry and Cakes, Typically Texan Mexican Recipe, Rice, Soup, Beans, Meat and more.
Mexican Festivals chapter w/ info on: Christmas, Holy Week, St. Johns Day & others. This book comes alive with all the fascinating tidbits she tells you.
Hardcover, illustrated boards, 236 pages, 8" x 5.5". .Excellent vintage condition.
Pages excellent, bright & clean, minimal wear, inscription first page, area page ends stained-not on pages, unread. Cover excellent overall w/ light wear, few small front light spots, some spine spotting. Tight binding.
What a fabulous cookbook, that gives you everything you need to make authentic Mexican dishes along with art, history & culture.
This gem will easily become a favorite in the kitchen and would make a wonderful gift!!
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