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Tortilla²

Tortillas are round for what reason?
 
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You'd never know I worked in a taco shop all those years ago and never thought of this: Square tortillas.

Right, the typification of tortilla making is wrapped up in the image of a Spanish peasant woman crushing corn or other seeds into a mash and then rolling it by hand into the thin bread round that is then filled and consumed as a burrito, wrap, chimichanga, or pinwheel sandwich.

Wasteful application of resources; thick at one or both ends and the middle and weak everywhere else; better suited for making cones than wrapping loose ingredients. What I propose is that (take note, mass producers) tortillas be made square rather than round.

Alternately, boycott Tex-Mex and other cuisine who force us to consume their round tortillas and say nothing ... sooner or later they'll come to a realization why so many people are ragged off at them.

reensure, Jan 25 2006

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       I'm okay with this idea, but please leave pocket pita bread alone. It's delightful round shape is the reason I wake up in the morning and don't immediately start screaming.
notmarkflynn, Jan 25 2006
  

       So, would these sqaure totillas fold around something as securely? Cause my imagination leaves some gaps between folds.
PollyNo9, Jan 25 2006
  

       Folded in half this would make a rectangular taco. I think a rectangular taco is a sure sign that then end of the world is near.
Galbinus_Caeli, Jan 25 2006
  

       //Tortillas are round for what reason?//
We all know the answer to that, of course.
Would you create a massive inhuman machine, gobbling huge amounts of carbon resources, in order to stamp out perfect squares of tortilla; thereby depriving a small, wizened Mexican grandmother with her only source of income?.
gnomethang, Jan 25 2006
  

       //Tortillas are round for what reason?//   

       Maybe to fit into those lovely corn husk wraps
reensure, Jan 26 2006
  

       Tortillas are round for what reason?   

       pi|e
thumbwax, Jan 29 2006
  

       //Tortillas are round for what reason?//   

       Because of an optimal set of universal constants, which made it possible for the universe to support life.   

       Come to think of it, that’s a great default answer to any question.
RayfordSteele, Mar 18 2018
  
      
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