4.21.2009

Tortillas

There is nothing better than home made tortillas. The Old Town Mexican Cafe in Old Town is another great place to dine for good Mexican food. Jean Louis and I met fellow blogger, Cheryl (from nostalgiatodayandyesterday) and her husband here for dinner. The carnitas was fantastic!


The tortilla is a flat bread made from corn or wheat. In the sixteenth century, the Spaniards found unleavened flat bread in Mexico among the Aztecs and decided to call it a “tortilla.” The word “tortilla” originally comes from the Spanish word “Torta,” which means “round cake.” However, its origin dates back to pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica.

Tortillas have been used for many centuries, particularly in Mexico and most recently in the United States. The tortilla is consumed all year round, in different occasions, with all kinds of meals. Tortillas are most commonly prepared with meat to make things such as tacos. Tortillas have increased in popularity in other countries, especially in the United States and Europe. This is because Mexican cuisine has been accepted in those countries and because of the versatility of the Mexican taco, which can be prepared with virtually any food. (merci wikpedia)

14 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Dear Nancy!
What a beautiful and interesting post!I love tortillas and I would like to know how to prepare it! Maybe someday....
Glad to know you had a nice time with Cheryl!Her blog is very creative!
I'm envious here! It's so nice to meet friends!Cool!
Kind Regards
Léia :-)

Alex said...

Hi Nancy, Cool photo i like how you've captured the motion of the lady's hand kneading the flour, have to go get a tortilla now, you've made me hungry lol.

Lois said...

Now I'm hungry too and you have put me in the mood for some Mexican food! I love Cheryl's blog!

Walker said...

Nice capture of OTMC.

Coşkun said...

Thanks for sharing your photos.

Miranda McAfee said...

Great photo! I love Old Town. Is Casa de Pico still there?

Maggie said...

I'm trying a new kind made with soy. I'll let you know.

Marie-Noyale said...

Never tasted them before the United States,but now I am a big fan of Quesadillas!!!
The disappearing hand working the dough is a great effect!!

Jacob said...

I'm very jealous! We do not have a decent Mexican restaurant in town! There's a pretty good one in Gainesville but that's 40 miles north.

Barb said...

Hi Nancy, I really like this photo the lady catches my eye first and then I started noticing everything else. Sounds like great food and good company also thanks for the good advice I just prayed about the matter and am leaving it to God....Barb

~Cheryl said...

What a memorable evening: fun, friends, and food! I think the window reflection shows the second tortilla maker. Seems like one was making flour tortillas, the other corn tortillas. YUM!

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

This is a flashbulb memory of mine... Standing at that window, watching these women skillfully making the tortillas.

AB said...

In Spain the word tortilla usually refers to an omelette. A Spanish omelette with potatoes and onions fried in olive oil is just as delicious, if different, from its Mexican cousin.

Sofich4 said...

I love mexican food but non spicy mexican food =) I even made a video blog to explain how to cook mexican chicken fajitas! Hope you try and make some!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NnuLKf33aE