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I thought that the readings gave a very interesting look at how cookbooks and recipes can have a larger cultural and political meaning. The two articles looked at the cookbook of Encarnacion Pinedo each a bit differently. One focused more on the political nature of her book, while the other gave a more historical approach. In both it was clear, this cookbook holds a great amount of significance in preserving and documenting a culture. We have discussed in class how food itself, and the ways it is produced and eaten, can hold cultural significance. However, I had not thought of a cookbook as a means of this before. Overall, it was a fascinating read and a new way to consider recipes.

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