The 'Fuerte Four,’ nixtamalization, and eggplants

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Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament is this Sunday and our judges are faced with the ultimate decision: corn or flour? Bill Esparza talks tortilla makers in the LA area. And did you know that inside your tortilla is an ancient process, perfected over centuries? Also, L.A. Taco’s Daniel Hernandez recalls a Guadalajara taco crawl with Jonathan Gold. Plus: some tips on cooking eggplant, now in season.



Evan Kleiman

Fan favorite Burritos La Palma’s buttery flour tortillas have advanced into the final four. Photo by Rosalie Atkinson.