The French-born artist Jean Charlot spent his early career during the 1920s in Mexico City.
The El Chico Cookbook
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts
Date Posted: 4/16/2018
Since the 1950s, demand has soared in the United States for cookbooks featuring diverse ethnic cuisines. Reflecting a heightened interest in foods and flavors from various cultures, the explosion of ethnic cookbooks—and ethnic restaurants and markets—serves to educate the general public while often bolstering cultural pride among members of ethnic communities. Cookbooks not only provide instructions on how to prepare regional specialties, they often contain historical and cultural information about peoples and places.
During the 1960s, El Chico restaurants were developing into one of the largest Mexican dinner house chains in the United States. Following the lead of many chain restaurants of the time, El Chico was among the first Tex- Mex places to offer franchises. The chain also created and marketed its own line of packaged foods and cookbooks.
Standards in History (Grades K-4)
Topic 1: Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago
Topic 2: The History of Students' Own State or Region
3D: The student understands the interactions among all these groups throughout the history of his or her state.
3E: The student understands the ideas that were significant in the development of the state and that helped to forge its unique identity.