From Milpa to Mesa highlights the process of transforming heirloom corn from tiny farms across Mexico into tortillas.
Helpful glossary from video creators The Perennial Plate:
- Milpa: A traditional and sustainable maize farm that cultivates corn, beans and squash
- 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