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"When my grandmother passed away I got her copy of Dona Petrona. I'm sure it has had more than 90 editions, but this one was my grandmother's and she wrapped it in this pink paper. Now we used that pink as inspiration to bag our lacy shrimp and crackers. The book is wonderful. It's all letterpress from 1950; she marked recipes like the Spanish omelet on page 98. Who needs a recipe to make an omelet? My grandmother was actually a really good cook so I think that's really funny."