By Nils Bernstein – – Photo: Courtesy Of UTSA Special Collections.

Photo: Chefs Elizabeth Johnson of Pharm Table in San Antonio and Juan Cabrera Barrón of Fonda Fina in Mexico City page through the collection’s oldest book.

A rough timeline of this transformation exists in the UTSA’s Mexican cookbook collection, the largest-known trove of Mexican and Mexican-American cookbooks in North America. It started with a donation of nearly 550 books from San Antonio resident Laurie Gruenbeck in 2001, amassed during her decades of travel throughout Mexico.

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