The reading for this week talked about how Pinedo’s cookbook was more than just a cookbook, and how it was an outlet of family traditions and culture. It was interesting that during the time this cookbook was being written, society around it was corrupt, as women were seen differently than men, as well as maintaining a complex social structure. Since Pinedo’s status was secure and made her an elite, she was able to write this cookbook and it was cherished. It was also very unique, as Spanish-written cookbooks were rarely appreciated, and this cookbook was one of the first. But since society wasn’t appreciative of Mexican food and culture, it was unfortunate that her work and recipes were not as appreciated as they should have been.