I have not mastered all of my mother’s old-world recipes, but I keep at it, attempting to capture the essence of each one. Homemade corn tortillas are the perfect example. I don’t think I will ever be able to make them like mi mamá. But it doesn’t mean I won’t keep trying.
Mi mamá never used a tortilla press when making corn tortillas. She would place a bowl of water on the table. Then she would wet her