Last night, Arturo Herrera hosted The Tortillas Workshop for the bi-weekly Skills For Good(s) at Civic Space.
Traditional style corn tortillas is what was on the menu for the night. Most important ingredient: corn masa flour.
Arturo grew up in Honduras as a child and loved the tradition and culture his South American hometown provided him as a child. So, he decided to bring some of that culture and tradition to Civic Space.
Firing up the gas burners!
Arturo shows us how to make the tortilla dough. All you need is:
-corn masa flour
– salt (optional)
Mixing it up!
Some of the barter items: Canadian identity.
Time to flatten this tortilla!
Arturo also showed us how to heat up refried beans in style.
The first tortilla is almost ready. The key is to wait for it to start rising.
Then Arturo opens up his kitchen space for us to make our own corn tortillas.
Sara patiently waiting her turn.
When the tortillas are finished, they’re place in this towel to stay warm.
A salsa filled sample.
Eating the tortillas was definitely a highlight from this Skills for Good(s).
We’d like to thank Arturo Herrera for sharing this skill with us!