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Los 365 Menus del Año: Augusto

August 3, 2015
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Augusto (30 Menus Economicos) by Josefina Velázquez de León. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

Augusto (30 Menus Economicos) by Josefina Velázquez de León. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

Velázquez de León, Josefina. Los 365 Menus del Año: Recetas Prácticas, Económicas, para Resolver el Diario Problema de la Alimentación. México, D.F. : Ediciones J. Velázquez de León, [196-?]. [TX716 .M4 V393 1960]


On the first Monday of each month in 2015,  La Cocina Histórica will feature recipes from Josefina Velázquez de León’s month-by-month cookbook series: Los 365 Menus del Año. 


UTSA’s copy of the August cookbook is missing its page on seasonal fruits and vegetables – either it was torn out or the brittle paper simply cracked and broke loose at some point before it came to our repository. However, the still life drawing on the front cover prominently features both pomegranates and peaches, which can be found in many of this month’s menus, including numbers 9 and 16 below.

Menu No. 9 calls for Sopa Seca de Coditos Rellenos (stuffed elbow pasta), Pollo Exquisito (exquisite chicken), Chiles Economicos (economical chiles – chiles poblanos roasted and cooked in a tomatillo salsa), and Duraznos Envinados al Horno (baked peaches).

Menu No. 11 consists of Sopa de Cebada Perla y Verduras (barley vegetable soup), Lomo con Pulque (pork loin with pulque), Bocadillos de Papa (potato patties topped with carnitas), and Macedonia de Frutas (fruit salad).

Augusto (30 Menus Economicos) by Josefina Velázquez de León. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

Augusto (30 Menus Economicos) by Josefina Velázquez de León. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

Menu No. 16 suggests Sopa Verde (green soup – with spinach, lettuce, parsley, etc.), Bistecks Empapelados (beefsteaks cooked in paper packets), Elotes a la Mexicana (Mexican-style corn on the cob), and Jaletina de Malvaviscos y Granada (marshmallow and pomegranate gelatin) .

Augusto (30 Menus Economicos) by Josefina Velázquez de León. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

Augusto (30 Menus Economicos) by Josefina Velázquez de León. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

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