From Milpa to Mesa: the process of transforming heirloom corn from tiny farms across Mexico into Tortillas for the world’s best restaurants and taco carts.
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Milpa : A traditional and sustainable maize farm that cultivates corn, beans and squash
Nixtamalization : Nixtamalization : The ancient, Mesomerican process of steeping kernels with an alkaline ingredient, which softens the corn and turns it into a superfood
Grind : The art of milling nixtamalized corn using volcanic stones to produce masa
Masa : The dough that transforms into hundreds of recipes, including tortillas, tortilla chips and tamales
Mesa : A table at which to enjoy the flavors of this culinary phenomenon