Item #3876 Recetas de Cocina [manuscript title]. Cook Books, Josefa R. de Navarro, Mexico.

Recetas de Cocina [manuscript title]

Churintzio, Mx. 1952-1958. [162]pp., plus several manuscript items laid in. Small quarto. Contemporary half black cloth and marbled paper-covered boards. Moderate wear, rubbing, and scuffing to boards, spine cloth frayed. Text block wholly detached from binding, but internally clean and legible. Good. Item #3876

A well-used Mexican manuscript cookbook containing recipes for a wide variety of dishes, assembled by a Mexican woman in Michoacan in the mid-20th century. The manuscript ownership inscription on the first page of the cookbook reads: "Josefa R. de Navarro. Churintzio 6-8-52 - Recetas de cocina." Churintzio is located in the west-central portion of Mexico in the state of Michoacan. Navarro, and at least one other cook evidenced by the handwriting, record the ingredients and cooking instructions for many dozens of dishes such as bouillon broth, enchiladas, tortilla soup, stuffed tomatoes, baked meat, potato salad, patitos, chilaquiles, tamales, pancakes, "Corona de Frijoles," and many other soups, chicken dishes, cakes, egg dishes, zucchini dishes, various jellies, candies, and more. Occasionally entries are dated in 1958, suggesting this cookbook remained with Navarro or with her family for some years. Navarro or a family compiler has also included a lovely color drawing of a cake on a page recording a recipe for chocolate icing. A wonderful collection of Mexican recipes from a midcentury cook living deep inside Mexico in the 1950s.

Price: $1,500.00