September 8, 2008 10:19 AM
The Weekly Standard: Tortilla Nation
"Patricia Jinich, an expert on the regional cuisines of Mexico who
teaches cooking classes at the Mexican Cultural Institute in
Washington, explains the differences between the American tortilla
(predominantly flour) and the Mexican tortilla (primarily corn, except
in the north): "The burrita or the burra [Spanish for female donkey]
has one ingredient inside. It will either have chilorio
. One uses dry meat, the machaca
and the other one uses fresh meat, and it's a stew. You cook the meat
until it is very tender and it's finished off in an ancho chili sauce.
It's an exquisite ingredient in one freshly made tortilla. That's it."..."Click here to read the entire article.