Reading it for my diss, and it provided a sensible overview and and some criteria that will be very helpful as I prepare to write my "parody" chapter. Hutcheon is a very cogent writer, with the humility to present multiple alternate points of view without either slamming them or following them slavishly. She only moves to theorizing once she has established basic parameters of the genre under discussion.
This explains her practical and quick approach to cooking. Villapol published a second version of Cocina al Minuto to help teach her readers how to make do with the scarce availability of food in the market. In general, her interest in culinary was for educational purposes, in order to pass on important information about cooking to the Cuban population and help improve their health.