The Tortillas Transactions

The Tortillas Transactions

We are men of maize!

It is impossible to think the Guatemalan, Mexican and Mesoamerican diet without maize. From the Popul Vuh (Popol Wuj in modern spelling), the Mayan equivalent of the Bible, which states that humans were literally created from maize, to Miguel Ángel Asturias‘ novel Hombres de maíz (Men of Maize) which is one of the best novels to understand Mesoamerica and its people. Guatemala and Mexico share the birth place of maize, which was and is the most important crop in human history. The richest diversity of maize can be found in Mesoamerica! (… continue reading)

So, it is only understandable that seek tortillas as often as possible; especially at lunch time. Now you know what the señoras with baskets are selling, right?

As MO would say:

Tortillas with frijoles
Tortillas with guacamol
Tortillas with sal y limón
Tortillas with chile
Tortillas with queso crema
Tortillas with chirmol
Tortillas with mantequilla
Tortillas with pollo
Tortillas with carne
Tortillas with chicharrón
Tortillas with anything…

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  • Eric

    Nothing can get me to plan a trip faster than invoking the tortilla ladies. I’ll be thinking about MO’s ‘menu’ until I get there. Tortllas con frijoles y queso fresca son mis favoritos…Mmmmmmmm……

  • Cristina

    And to end MO´s quote a la Bubba (remember? in Forrest Gump): and that´s about it!
    How about some tortillas negras con chicharrón, that turn purple and pink when you put some lime on ´em?? Cool science experiment that you get to eat afterwards!!
    Thank you Rudy for pointing out that you´d already posted lots of bread samplers. If you lived up in el Altiplano I would ask you for a tamalito sampler: Tamalito cocido, tamalito recalentado en el comal, tamalito de chipilín, tamalito de loroco, tamalito de flor de ayote, chepes, tamalito de elote!!!

  • Erick

    Tortillas con sal y limon are absolutely delicious! Simple, yet so efficient. When I was a kid, I’d eat that with a refreshing cold glass of TokiToki (is that even still made???). =)

  • Cristina

    Ah puchis Erick! Not only do they still make it, they have a new image and new flavors, like horchata and guayaba. It seems that they´re trying to market themselves as more “natural”. Still, it was soooo much fun comparing colored tongues with your friends after drinking Toki.

  • Sompopo

    Its nice to see that she can sell the fruits of her labor without the government stepping in, fineing and shutting her down because she has no license. They like to do that here in the states to children who have lemonade stands during the summer.