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Almanaque Dulce 1950: Diaria Alimentación

June 15, 2015
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Almanaque Dulce 1950. Unión Nacional de Productores de Azúcar (Mexico). UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

Almanaque Dulce 1950. Unión Nacional de Productores de Azúcar (Mexico). UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

Unión Nacional de Productores de Azúcar (Mexico). Almanaque Dulce. México, D.F. : Azúcar, S.A. [TX819.S94 .A4435]


On the third Monday of each month in 2015,  La Cocina Histórica will feature a different volume of the  issue of the serial publication Almanaque Dulce, sharing sweet treats from the 1930s to the 1970s.  


By the time the 1950 Almanaque Dulce was published, the recipes were no longer divided into chapters. Similar recipes still tend to be somewhat grouped together, but one also finds cakes next to creams and conserves, flans next to rice puddings, and turrons (nougats) spread throughout. The first few pages of this almanac provide an example of the apparently rather haphazard arrangement, so different from earlier volumes.

In addition to the recipes, the inclusion of three nutrition tables near the back of the volume make an interesting excerpt. These outline the varying dietary needs of a profesonista(professional), obrero (worker), or an oficinista o obrero cuyos trabajos no son muy intensos (a clerk or light worker), along with examples of how much of various foods such as milk, meat, tortillas, beans, and fruits and vegetables would be needed to meet these requirements.

 

 

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