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All Latin American men of letters (por lo menos los senyorones) used to make it their business to write their culinary memoirs . . . Jose Fuentes Mares, Alfonso Reyes, Salvador Novo, in Mexico, wrote theirs. I would begin by seeing what was written by the great memoirists (review Shumway's _The Invention of Argentina_ and then work up from them. I'm sure that la Ocampo must have written something (but of course some would argue as to how representative la diva was) . . . I'm also curious whether you'll incorporate into your analysis a bit on what literary critics like Elaine Showalter and others have suggested on the way in which the quotidian domestic pervades memory and historical writing differently for male and women writers. I recall seeing a recent Memorias gastronomicas from an Italian-surnamed author (Venezuelan or Argentine)? Closer to the point, I remember reading the memoirs of an Argentine ambassador in Porfirian Mexico . . . he commented with amazement on Mexican cuisine and implied differences with his own experience back home. Saludos, Victor M. Macias-Gonzalez, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History and Director,UW-La Crosse Institute for Latino and Latin American Studies 403J W. Carl Wimberly Hall The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 1725 State Street La Crosse, WI 54601 Tel. 608-785-8349 Fax 608-785-8370