Encarnacion's Kitchen: Mexican Recipes from Nineteenth-Century California, Selections from Encarnacion Pinedo's El cocinero espanol

Encarnacion s Kitchen Mexican Recipes from Nineteenth Century California Selections from Encarnacion Pinedo s El cocinero espanol In Ruth Reichl then a Los Angeles Times food writer observed that much of the style now identified with California cuisine and with nouvelle cuisine du Mexique was practiced by Encarnaci n Pi

  • Title: Encarnacion's Kitchen: Mexican Recipes from Nineteenth-Century California, Selections from Encarnacion Pinedo's El cocinero espanol
  • Author: Encarnación Pinedo
  • ISBN: 9780520236516
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1991 Ruth Reichl, then a Los Angeles Times food writer, observed that much of the style now identified with California cuisine, and with nouvelle cuisine du Mexique, was practiced by Encarnaci n Pinedo a century earlier A landmark of American cuisine first published in 1898 as El cocinero espa ol The Spanish Cook , Encarnaci n s Kitchen is the first cookbook written bIn 1991 Ruth Reichl, then a Los Angeles Times food writer, observed that much of the style now identified with California cuisine, and with nouvelle cuisine du Mexique, was practiced by Encarnaci n Pinedo a century earlier A landmark of American cuisine first published in 1898 as El cocinero espa ol The Spanish Cook , Encarnaci n s Kitchen is the first cookbook written by a Hispanic in the United States, as well as the first recording of Californio food Mexican cuisine prepared by the Spanish speaking peoples born in California Pinedo s cookbook offers a fascinating look into the kitchens of a long ago culture that continues to exert its influence today.Of some three hundred of Pinedo s recipes included here a mixture of Basque, Spanish, and Mexican many are variations on traditional dishes, such as chilaquiles, chiles rellenos, and salsa for which the cook provides fifteen versions Whether describing how to prepare cod or ham and eggs a typical Anglo dish labeled huevos hip critas , Pinedo was imparting invaluable lessons in culinary history and Latino culture along with her piquant directions In addition to his lively, clear translation, Dan Strehl offers a remarkable view of Pinedo s family history and of the material and literary culture of early California cooking Prize winning journalist Victor Valle puts Pinedo s work into the context of Hispanic women s testimonios of the nineteenth century, explaining how the book is a deliberate act of cultural transmission from a traditionally voiceless group.

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