M?xico 1993 (water stain in lower edge of covers, pages, endpapers and paste down endpapers, front and rear) Fotograf?a de Salvador Lutteroth. 279p. color frontis., b/w and
color plates, recipes, tbls., bibl., ind., color pict. d.j. 27cm. REPRINT of the book that forms part of the project "Historia del Az?car en M?xico." It contains very important information of not just the gastronomical literature, but customs, culinary techniques, the process of defining Mexican sweets (which include fruits, chocolate, honeys, beverages, besides pastries, candies and breads). The section on "Az?car, Mujeres y Fiestas" is very well done and has tables listing, fruits, sweets and sweet drinks by regions. This is not a cookbook per se, although there are historical recipes scattered throughout, it is a historical and cultural history of the uses of sugar. Photographs are by one of Mexico's leading contemporary photographers.
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