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Corn Tortillas - masa-based replaced by corn flour-based


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Corn Tortillas - masa-based replaced by corn flour-based

PolarBear | Sep 14, 2006 11:11 PM

Interesting article in today's Daily Grist:

How Mexico's iconic flatbread went industrial and lost its flavor

"The classic Mexican tortilla -- a triumph of toasty corn flavor made in small shops from fresh, local ingredients -- is now an endangered species in many parts of the country. Thanks to political corruption and crony-inflected neoliberalism, it's largely been replaced with bland-tasting tortillas made from processed, rehydrated corn flour, if not dumped entirely in favor of even blander white bread. Tom Philpott traces this story of political intrigue and culinary travesty."

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