The March 2020 issue of Bon Appetit goes all in on tacos. We need to talk about flour tortillas. “I grew up eating Texas-style flour tortillas straight off the electric press as my mom rolled balls of dough while watching ‘All My Children,'” writes Alex Beggs in Bon Appetit.

She says her dad later mailed her flour tortillas from H-E-B., “the world’s greatest grocery store,” to New York City, where she was living.

Houston, San Antonio and Austin hold a measure retail superiority over Dallas because there’s no dadgum H-E-B here. While not as civically humiliating as say, a sign-stealing scandal, it is a blow to the ego. Central Market, the bougie younger sister of H-E-B, is our fallback. The flour tortillas at Central Market are the same as H-E-B., which are produced in tortillerías inside the grocer’s 350 stores. Although you can eat them right out of the bag, H-E-B tortillas are slightly undercooked and meant to be heated up in a cast-iron pan at home, says the San Antonio Express-News.

Of course, we miss our Central Market on Preston Road, which was closed after the tornado.

Tell us, where do you get your favorite tortillas?

 

 


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