1994 · Lima, Peru
by De La Guerra, Josie Sison Porras de
Lima, Peru: Mastergraf, 1994. 12¼" x 9½". Burlap covered boards with five woven placeholders bound in. pp. [blank], [1-14], 15-461, [blank], [colophon], [blank, 1] + interspersed with nine illustrated leaves printed recto only. Very good plus, with hint of fraying at one corner; internally fine save for tiny stain pp. 344-345, and on illustration following pp. 298. This cookbook is an impressive tome, both in size and artistry. Rough burlap covers provide a rustic feel for the multitude of family recipes compiled within. There are hundreds of recipes including savory selections like Arroz con Pato o Pollo, or Ensalada de Cangrejos y Camarones, and sumptuous sweets like Pastel de Queso con Sauco o Mango and Bizcocho de Naranjas, as well as a little information on alcoholic beverages such as Peruvian pisco. Each section is accompanied by a story of the family from whom the recipes originate. Some are from notable Peruvian personalities like singer and composer, Chabuca Granda. Others hail from specific locales like the Convent of Santa Clara, or the Convent of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. A section at the end is devoted to familiar recipes typical of Peruvian cuisine. OCLC locates one holding. None in the trade.
(Inventory #: 3908)