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(Mexican) Manuscript Cookbook. Helados & Bebidas Mexicanas.

Dated 1909 on the manuscript title page. 6 1/2" x 9 1/4", oblong 3/4 cloth & marbled boards, wide format lined notebook with 54 pages of drinks and ice creams. 

A rich and varied array of ice creams, drinks, flans and other assorted confections. Many of the recipes are quite involved and detailed - the recipe for helado caliente stretches over 3 pages. Helado de Nuez y Crema, de Fresa, de chirimoya, chocolate, piña, Veracruz, tamarindo, a few sorbetes, a number of ponches, delicioso te a la Boston, a section of postres: postre de chicozapote, de leche, Melocoton, and finishing up with a few flan-type dishes: two Queso de Almendra and Queso Napolitano. A significant historical document describing the flavors of Mexican ice creams and drinks at the the turn-of-the-last century. Fine condition. 

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