Front Burner: An Heirloom Masa Harina

If you make your own tortillas and tostadas, there’s a new masa harina to consider. (Masa harina, the corn flour used for tortillas, has been nixtamalized, or treated with slaked lime to remove the corn hulls, soften it and improve the digestibility of its nutrients.) Masienda, a company that specializes in products made from heirloom…

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Don’t Call It Tex-Mex

HOUSTON — This city’s Second Ward is full of temptations for Adán Medrano, a writer and chef who lives just a few miles southeast. The Mexican-American neighborhood is home to the perfect flaky tortillas at Doña María Mexican Cafe, scratch-made in flour or corn, and ready to be folded around eggs with the fine threads…

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