Guatemalan Tortilla Basket

Guatemalan Tortilla Basket

So after the tortillas are cooked on the comal and if they having been bought in the meantime, they go to a basket which has all kinds of towels to keep them hot until you go the tortillerí­a and buy them. The picture above shows the usual arrangement for the Guatemalan tortillas inside the basket.

Right now, the going price for tortillas is 6 tortillas per one quetzal (Q1 = US$0.13). This fact brings me to another interesting aspect about tortilla selling in Guatemala: tortillas are sold by units and not by weight, which means some tortillas could be tiny or really thin or worse yet use maseca flour in the mix. :-(

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