Susun & John's Straw Bale House beside Montezuma Well National Monument in Rimrock, Arizona
Friday, February 25, 2011
One thing we're doing here is feeding the Family most of their meals until Tuesday. Today's lunch was a cheesecrisp using Carolina's huge tortilla. Note the quarter for scale on the top right of the steel griddle.
These puppies are truly titanic! We watched them being made this morning. each tortilla is individually hand made. They are not run through a roller or a press. There is a line of women standing in front of perhaps a 20-foot wide gas fired griddle. Each woman is working on stretching one tortilla at a time. It's quite a beautiful and traditional Southwestern sight to see. Luckily, there are no nutrition labels on them. Ignorance is bliss.