First Foods of America.

Los Angeles/San Francisco/New York: Suttonhouse Ltd., 1936.

Octavo (21.5 x 16 cm.), 150 pages. FIRST EDITION. This book draws recipes both from Mexico, especially Minititlan, on Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, and from early Texas history, based on oral and manuscript sources. Strehl, in One Hundred Books on California Food and Wine states, "based on family recipes brought from Mexico during the late nineteenth century, this book addresses the Indian origins of Mexican food. Probably the first and best work to present an accurate and non-romantic approach to this influential cuisine." In publisher's decorated red cloth, a bit of toning, otherwise fine. Lacking the dust jacket. [Bitting 303; Brown 186; Strehl 35].

Price: $90.00

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