‘On Mass-Produced Tortillas’: A poetic lament

In which a popular, cardboard-textured, commercially cranked out Tex-Mex staple confronts the slow food movement, and is found wanting.

Jesus on a tortilla.
The ultimate artisanal tortilla. One of at least two with miraculous image of Jesus on final product, both hailing from New Mexico. Such tortillas must answer to a Higher Authority. (Via KOAT Facebook video screen capture.)

On Mass-Produced Tortillas: A poetic lament

The mass-produced tortilla is a tire patch, not food.
Upon its thin and vapid taste an epicure may brood.
To build a better taco for the hungry masses I
suggest the use of artisans instead of tool and die.

− inspired by an article in the New York Times

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