Guatemalan Monday: tortilla edition

If you’ve read Caminar, you’ll remember a scene where Carlos’s mama makes tortillas. Maybe you’ve eaten tortillas before, but have you ever bitten into a warm corn tortilla, freshly made in Guatemala? Have you ever seen anyone making them? It’s rhythmic and beautiful and, of course, delicious.

You can search around on youtube for some videos of Guatemalan women making tortillas. Here are two of my favorites.



I love that clapping sound. Makes me hungry when I hear it.


(I’ve no knowledge or support for the makers of these videos. Just sharing the link with you because these women do a wonderful job explaining this beautiful art.)