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Set Of Three Biscuit Cutters Used By Sandra Gutierrez

Object Details

Date
Between 1985 and 2016
Medium
stainless steel
Cite As
Gift of Sandra A. Gutierrez, author of The New Southern-Latino Table
Caption
These stainless-steel biscuit cutters nest in three concentric circles, each with a semi-circular handle for pressing a round blade into dough. Twist and lift to release a biscuit ready for the oven. Biscuits are a staple food in the American South, just as tortillas are in Latin America. This set of biscuit cutters belonged to chef and author Sandra Gutiérrez, for whom a tortilla press is an equally essential kitchen tool, as detailed in her cookbook, The New Southern Latino Table. Born in the United States and raised in Guatemala, cooking was a way to find community when Gutiérrez moved to Durham, North Carolina in the mid-1980s. In her words, “When I moved to the South, I wanted to learn how to make the best biscuits possible. I took every opportunity to learn from my friends and their mothers, who took turns teaching me the right way to handle biscuits.” Along with her tortilla press (2017.14.3) and cast-iron skillet (2017.14.1), Gutiérrez’s biscuit cutters were on display at the Museum’s exhibition, Gateways/Portales, from December 2016 to January 2018.
Accession Number
2017.14.2a-c
Type
set of biscuit cutters
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
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GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl864ce03bc-8cf9-4458-8ef7-11e71082137c
Record ID
acm_2017.14.2a-c
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