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UTSA Libraries offers holiday-themed recipes from Mexican Cookbook Collection

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(Dec. 23, 2013) -- Looking for a new holiday recipe? Look no further than the UTSA Mexican Cookbook Collection, one of the largest and most extensive Mexican cookery collections in the United States.

Part of the UTSA Libraries Special Collections, the collection includes more than 1,000 cookbooks in English and Spanish featuring the cuisine of Mexico, Texas and the Southwest from 1789 to 2013.

>> View the recipe for Buñuelos: A Christmas Favorite from 1881 to 1998.

Recipes from the collection are posted weekly on La Cocina Histórica, a blog published by UTSA Special Collections celebrating and showcasing Mexican cuisine and culinary history.

This month, the UTSA Libraries staff members have taken turns testing holiday-themed recipes from the collection. Visit La Cocina Histórica to find unique recipes for Ensalada de Navidad (Christmas Salad), Buñuelos (fried dough balls), an apple pecan salad and bread pudding. While you’re there you can search through the blog archives to find other recipes such as Ponche de Navidad (Christmas Punch), Mole de Guajolote (Turkey Mole) and many others.

>> Learn more about the Mexican Cookbook Collection and other UTSA Libraries Special Collections at the UTSA Libraries website.

 

 

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Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

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