Clarita’s Cocina, Clarita Garcia of the World-Famous Las Novedades, 1970, Signed First Edition, First Printing: Great Traditional Recipes from a Spanish Kitchen. Cookbook written by Clarita Garcia and published by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York, in 1970. Stated first edition, first printing, no other being mentioned. Linen-covered boards. 384 pages. Dust jacket has lots of shelf wear. Book is in as-if-new condition.
Garcia writes in a conversational tone a very autobiographical cookbook with many references to her mother, who taught her to cook, and to her daughter, who she is teaching to cook. She includes many recipes used at her family’s restaurant in Tampa, Florida, Las Novedades. Her chapters are Appetizers and Dips; Soups and Pottages; Salads and Dressings; Omelets and Egg Entrees; Fish; Meats and Roasts; Vegetables; Desserts and Beverages; plus a wonderful chapter called A Spanish Way with Pies.
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