Culinary Tour of Mexico
During the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Academic Years, UTSA Libraries, the UTSA Rec Center Demo Kitchen, and student organizations La Despedida and the Hispanic Student Association (HSA) partnered to host hands-on cooking demonstrations featuring recipes from the Mexican Cookbook Collection. Recipe PDFs from the series are linked below.
Recipes were drawn from almost 100 years of Mexican cookbooks, beginning in 1918 and endingwith Mexico’s Bicentennial in 2010. Dishes were featured from states across Mexico, including Puebla, Jalisco, Veracruz, Colima, Guanajuato, and Oaxaca.
1918 Enchiladas al estilo de Guadalajara from Los 30 Menus Del Mes by Alejandro Pardo
Enchiladas filled with shredded pork and topped with creamy tomatillo salsa.
1952 Pescado a la Veracruzana from Cocina Mexicana de Abolengo by Josefina Velázquez de León
White fish fillets simmered in spicy red tomato sauce made with ancho chiles, olives, and capers.
1964 Sopa de Pan from Las Senadoras Suelen Guisar
Somewhere between a soup and a casserole, this hearty dish combines chicken, chorizo, and vegetables, with layers of bread crumbs and chicken broth.
1979 Enchiladas San Miguel from Los Mejores Antojitos Mexicanos by Bertha Zelayarán Ramírez and Laura Samano Tajonar (Guanajuato)
Enchiladas filled with a picadillo of pork, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, and raisins, with a spicy ancho chile salsa.
1981 Mole Amarillo from Lo Mejor de la Cocina Oaxaqueña by Elena Tajonar Campo (Oaxaca)
Beef and vegetables in a yellow mole prepared with guajillo chiles, tomatoes, onion, and spices, and topped off with corn masa dumplings.
2010 Entomatado from Verde, Blanco, Rojo en la Cocina Mexicana byRicardo Muñoz Zurita
Cubed pork and potatoes in a green sauce of tomatillos, chipotle chiles, and spices.
Culinary Tour of Mexico, 2011-2012
Recipes were drawn from from the La Cocina Familiar en el Estado de… series published by CONACULTA and Océano in 2000/2001. PDF handouts of recipes from the Culinary Tour are linked below. For some recipes, you may also wish to consult these these technique recipes. To learn more about the Cocina Familiar series, read this post by guest blogger Dan Fromm.