Category: General Flour Power: Gene Chavez on the History of the Tortilla

Flour Power: Gene Chavez on the History of the Tortilla

July 18, 2023

During the Mexican Revolution, many immigrants made their way to Kansas to raise their families and work in the railroad, agricultural, industrial, and hospitality industries. A cultural offshoot for groups of Mexican residents settling in the Midwest was the search for the perfect tortilla, a staple of Mexican cuisine. Because corn tortillas were difficult to make by hand, many restaurants and home cooks substituted wheat flour tortillas for their signature dishes. This talk uncovers the rich history of Mexican immigration to Kansas and the journey of the humble but important tortilla. Presented by Gene Chávez, with generous support from Humanities Kansas.

This is a hybrid program: Attend in person at Newton Public Library, register to attend remotely via Zoom, or head to the NPL Facebook page at the time of the event for a livestream. Gene Chávez will be with us in person.

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