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The Cookbook Club: Josefina Velasquez de Leon
The New School of Cooking
Pasadena, CA
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The Cookbook Club: Josefina Velasquez de Leon
Each month a significant cookbook will be chosen for discussion and hands-on cooking.

In July, it's "Mexican Cook Book: Devoted to American Homes" by Josefina Vasquez de Leon, 1947.

Josefina Vasquez de Leon was an entrepreneurial author and teacher who traveled throughout the Mexican Republic holding cooking classes and collecting regional recipes. From the 1930s to 1960s, she wrote and published over 150 cookbooks on topics ranging from cake decorating to cooking for the infirm. She ran a cooking school in Mexico City, hosted her own TV show when television was brand new to Mexico, wrote a magazine column, and was regularly interviewed on the radio.

In 1947, De Leon wrote the bilingual "Mexican Cook Book: Devoted to American Homes. Authentic Recipes from Every Region of the Mexican Republic," the first Mexican cookbook published in the United States, introducing the complexity of traditional Mexican cuisine (not Tex-Mex or Cal-Mex) to an American audience

Join Maite to discuss this cookbook and prepare a 6-course meal adapted from its recipes.

Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

Maite Gomez-Rejon has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of such renowned museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art and the J. Paul Museum; and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007, Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction, which she teaches at museums across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine and interviewed on NPRs Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & Thyme, The Huffington Post, and other publications.


The New School of Cooking (View)
525 East Colorado
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States


Arts > Literary
Education > Classes

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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