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Mexico Through My Kitchen Window (1938) – Illustrations II

July 5, 2013
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De Carbia, María A. Mexico Through My Kitchen Window. (México: M.A. de Carbia, 1938). [TX716 .M4 C372 1938].


Last week, I posted the first half of the index of illustrations from María de Carbia’s Mexico Through My Kitchen Window, a 1938 English-language cookbook written by a Mexico City Chef for American tourists and other U.S. cooks with an interest in Mexican cooking.

This index is such an unexpected feature of a cookbook from this time period, that I couldn’t resist the opportunity to share the latter half as well. It seems to foreshadow late 20th century cookbooks that capitalized on food-and-culture tourism by providing information and explanations of common artifacts and craft items that Americans visiting Mexico in the 1930s might have purchased as souvenirs: rattles, bowls, tablecloths, and the like.

Click on an image in the mosaic below to see the complete caption.


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  1. MM Pack permalink
    July 5, 2013 1:22 pm

    I’ve been loving this series on the 1937 edition of Mexico Through My KItchen Window; I have a copy of the 1961 edition–it also has an index of illustrations; sadly, though, they are less interesting black and white drawings by a different artist. So thanks for this opportunity to see the earlier incarnation.

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