Antique Recipes

Quesadillas Recipe from Mexican Cook Book, 1945, Erna Fergusson

Quesadillas Recipe:

Quesadillas from Mexican Cookbook_ 1945_ Erna Fergusso

Of course, we have the cookbook. See it here: Mexican Cookbook, Fergusson, 1934, 1940, 1945

Mexican Cookbook, by Erna Fergusson, 1945: With charming wood cut illustrations by Li Browne. Cookbook first published in 1934, this copy is from the 1945 revision by the University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. (Originally published in 1934 by The Rydal Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico.) This copy from the eighth printing. Hard board cover covered in red linen.  120 pages.   Hinges in good condition.  Binding solid.  Pages all clear and clean.  The dust jacket has many knicks and one three inch hole at the spine.  The dust jacket is now safely encased in Mylar.

Recipes given to Fergusson by Dona Lola Chaves Armijo. Many recipes have both Spanish and English names. Fergusson takes pains to explain, “The recipes in this book are limited to those which were in common use when the province of New Mexico was a part of the Republic of Mexico. They represent Mexican cookery that belongs to the United States.”

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