Encarnacion’s Kitchen is about a woman who lived in the 19th century. Encarnacion’s 1 is a memoir and talks about her cookbook which is the most extensive collection of recipes in California. The paper goes into her culture and how she had to overcome difficult odds by being a Mexican woman in a typically male-dominated field. It was added that she was bilingual which gave her an advantage over others. Her book is written in Spanish allowed for more respect from colonizers but there weren’t a lot of copies made at the time as well due to it being written in Spanish. The Book included mainly traditional Mexican recipes. Pinedo wanted to keep her family’s traditions and culture going and she did that mainly through her cookbook. The recipes were also written in a way that both the natives and people colonizing would appreciate the food.