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A treasure trove of antique recipes is tucked away into the stacks at the University of Texas San Antonio Library’s Special Collections. Thumbing through the books is fascinating even if you aren’t fluent in Spanish. It’s obvious by the sketches and ingredients that ‘food’ translated in any language means ‘love’.
I asked local chef Melissa Guerra, who has the fabulous kitchen store at Pearl, to translate a recipe and show us how to prepare it. She chose these delicious empanadas. They’re super easy to make, and wow, are they good! I’d serve with a chardonnay. Check out the recipe.