Mexican Cookbook Collection Highlighted in New Video

Jun 01, 2017

By Bianca Reuter, Administrative Associate I

UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection is featured in a new video with Rico Torres, chef and co-owner at Restaurant Mixtli.

The collection is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. with more than 1,800 items produced between 1789 and the present. Among the many gems in the collection are handwritten recipe books providing an intimate view of domestic life and Mexican culinary culture. Other areas of focus include regional cooking, healthy and vegetarian recipes and corporate advertising cookbooks.

The collection was recently highlighted during Ven a Comer, a unique festival held May 5-7, 2017 in collaboration with the Pearl Brewery, Hotel Emma and the Mexican Cultural Institute. Rico Torres was one of six chefs who worked to create modern interpretations of recipes from the cookbooks.