Base: from corn upwards.
Perhaps if you’re a lover of Mexican food, then you may know that at the heart of many of their traditional recipes lays one secret ingredient: corn. This may be surprising to some, but the versatile ingredient is used in many typical Mexican foods.
At the base of Mexican cooking is corn, all things corn are involved in so many dishes and can be used an infinite amount from tortillias to chips to polenta. Even today in families of lower income, corn might be the only meals available. But at all levels, tortillas are served with a variety of food. They used to be only hand tossed into perfect circles, and today those that are hand made are certainly made with pride.Today there are tortilla presses made from medal or wood whereby the tortilla is pressed into its shape.
As well, the press uses wax or plastic on one side so there will be no sticking and the shape will be perfect. Although less wealthy families still do this by hand, from mother passing the technique to the daughter. The thing is the press might seem easy in theory, but making them over and over can be quite tiring solely because the amount of tortillas everyone will be eating is so high. As time has progressed these methods of yesteryear are fading out. No more kitchens outside the house, made with clay and materials as such.Today, in the efforts of reinvention many Mexicans are opting for sleek minimalism rather than the beautiful heritage they have.
We hope you learned a little something on Mexican cooking habits!