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    OxBow Farm: How to turn Corn into Tortillas, Basic Recipe and Process


    Bonnie Lee Black: According to a Mayan creation myth, the gods went through a trial-and-error process in creating mankind.

    At first, they tried forming man from mud, but that wasn’t successful. This initial effort only resulted in a man that was weak and mindless and didn’t hold up in the rain.

    Then they tried making man from wood. This creature was stronger, but he lacked the spark the gods were looking for.

    Finally, after much discussion, the Mayan gods crafted man from corn, which provided him with strength, intelligence and agility. Thus, the human race was born.
    The WOW Factor Tortilla Story.

    Have you ever wondered about how to make tortillas or tamales from scratch? It is a lot more work than using prepared Maseca. It’s an artform and it takes time. A lot of time. Our friends at Cal y Maiz specialize in heirloom corn, and showed us how to make masa at high altitude.

    The heirloom corn varieties Cal y Maiz works with are grown in the small state of Tlaxcala east of Mexico City. There are a variety of colors; white, yellow, pink, blue, black and red.
    How to Make Masa and Tortillas at High Altitude

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