Mexico: Alejandro Valdes, 1831.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #CAT000247
Contemporary acid calf, attractively speckled, spine a little rubbed, title page torn with significant loss to top right corner, a similar tear to page 3/4, lacking page 5/6, facsimiles of all three bound in, scattered foxing and stains, mostly minor, final index leaf stained and with a tear to the bottom corner with loss to one page number. Just about good overall. 245, 2 plates, xxviii pages. Cagle 1197
The Novisimo Arte de Cocina shares the mantle of first Mexican cookbook with El Cocinero Mexicana, both published in 1831. A higher percentage of the recipes are derived from European sources than in El Cocinero Mexicano, but a fine array of dishes are represented - Capulco como para pipian, a pumpkin seed and peanut stew with pork, chicken, ham, and potatoes (sweet and regular) is representative of the syncretic dishes. A few interesting chocolate recipes specifying Ecuadorian and Venezuelan beans. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000247.