By Paula E. Morton
For centuries tortillas have remained a staple of the Mexican vitamin, however the wealthy value of this unleavened flatbread stretches a long way past meals. at the present time the tortilla crosses cultures and borders as a part of a global community of individuals, customs, and culinary traditions.
In this pleasing and informative account Paula E. Morton surveys the background of the tortilla from its roots in historic Mesoamerica to the cross-cultural worldwide tortilla. Morton tells the tale of tortillas and the folks who make and consume them—from the Mexican girl rolling the mano over the metate to grind corn, to the large wheat tortillas made in northern Mexico, to twenty-first-century gildings just like the filled burrito. This study—the first to commonly current the tortilla’s background, symbolism, and impact—shows how the tortilla has replaced our realizing of domestic cooking, industrialized meals, fit delicacies, and the folk who dwell throughout borders.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paula E. Morton is a journalist in St. Augustine, Florida. She is usually the writer of Tabloid Valley: grocery store information and American Culture.
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Tortillas: A Cultural History by Paula E. Morton