UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection includes over 1,200 titles in English and Spanish documenting the variety and history of Mexican cuisine from 1789 to the present. Areas of particular focus include traditional recipes, regional cooking, and healthy eating.The core of the collection was donated by San Antonio resident Laurie Gruenbeck, who acquired the cookbooks during her travels in Texas and Mexico over 30 years. The collection continues to grow through purchases and gifts.
Visit Special Collections on Main Campus at the John Peace Library to access Rare Books and Manuscripts. Please visit during regular hours or contact us to make an appointment.
View a complete list of the collection in Library Quick Search, by doing a search for "Mexican Cookbook Collection."
Our blog celebrates culinary history by featuring weekly recipes from UTSA's Mexican Cookbook Collection.
Josefina Velázquez de León was an prolific mid-century cookbook writer from Mexico City. She also founded two cooking schools and was an early pioneer in culinary television. To see more of her books, do a search in Library Quick Search for "Velázquez de León, Josefina."