[Encarnación Pinedo] Ë Encarnación's Kitchen: Mexican Recipes from Nineteenth-Century California (California Studies in Food and Culture, 9) [new-york PDF] Read Online ¿ 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 Pinedo A Century Earlier A Landmark Of American Cuisine First Published In 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 TodayOf 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 Labeledhuevos 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



I found the book fascinating First, she was a rarity Not only was she a published female writer in the 1800s, but she wrote in both English and Spanish So she was clearly a member of California s cultural elite who hailed from Spain but was adapting to Mexican and Yankee influences in her household And, second, the way she writes her recipes displays a depth of knowledge of ingredients and cooking techniques She includes very few measurements and just the most bare descriptions of how to make the dishes It s as if you re learning from your grandmother, Abu la Encarnaci n s.