La Cocinera Poblana y el Libro de las familias

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Novisimo manual practico de cocina espanola, fancesa, inglesa y mexicana higiene y economia de Pasteleria, Confiteria y Reposteria diversas recetas de tocador y medicina domestica para conservar la salud y prolongar la vida. San Jose el Real: Tip. de J. F. Jens., 1887-1888. Third edition. 2 vols. in 1. Vol. I: 434 pages; Vol II: 331 pages. 16 x 11.5 cm. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Practical kitchen manual for Spanish, French, English and Mexican cuisine containing more than two thousand recipes along with remedies to preserve health and prolong life. Concentrates mainly on recipes, formulas, and methods used in domestic Mexican households of average means. The first volume starts with soups, broth’s and juices. There are sections on Hare, Birds, Roasts, Sausage, Meat, Fish, Savory tarts, Fruit, Eggs, Vegetables, and ends with a chapter on Importance of preventing mistakes when dealing with potatoes, beef, beans, etc…The second volume begins with a chapter on Mexican cuisine with suggestions on making cheese, quesadillas, cactus, etc…The remaining recipes are for pastry, liquors, fruit wines, and ending with a chapter on domestic hygiene; how to die hair black, water for dentures, how to clean specific objects, varnishing floors, etc… There are also chapters on manners and domestic economy. For example, there is a section on how a gentleman should slowly escort a lady towards the dining room, suggestions on never bringing a dog to dinner, never bring a child under eight unless the child has been specifically invited. Also, do not call a server “muchacho”, do not gobble food, do not get drunk, and do not drink with greasy lips.Text in Spanish. Scuffing to boards, corners bumped, some chipping, front hinge open but holding, some small worm holes to boards and spine, not affecting text; interior clean and crisp. Orig. quarter red sheep over blue and black mottled boards, spine gilt lettered and decorated. Very good.. Hardcover.