Mexico: Ed. Rodriguez y Co. / Ed. Dublany Comp. 1893.
José Guadalupe Posada. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000356
Rebound in modern leather backed cloth, old signature to title, modest browning, dampstaining in the outer margin and text edges for approx. 1/3 of volume one with some degradation to the paper in the margins, not touching the text. The appendix, often lacking, bound separately. The appendix collects Spanish and Mexican recipes. xx, 21-1085, (2), 418, xxii, pp. Two engraved plates, one of a stove, one of a centerpiece; 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. 2-volume set (complete). Illustrator: José Guadalupe Posada. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000356.