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Flour Power

Date and Time: August 13, 2022, 2:30 PM CT

Location: Emporia Public Library, 110 E 6th Ave, Emporia
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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.

Durante el periodo de la Revolucioìn Mexicana, muchos inmigrantes llegaron a Kansas para establecer a sus familias y trabajar en el ferrocarril, agricultura, industria y sector hospitalario del estado. Un derivado cultural de este nuevo grupo de residentes Mexicanos que se establecieron en
el Medio-oeste era la buìsqueda de la tortilla perfecta, una tradicioìn de la cocina mexicana. Como las tortillas de maiìz eran difiìciles de hacer a mano, muchos restaurantes y cocinas caseras substituyeron con tortilla de harina para sus platillos principales. AcompaìnÞenos a discutir la rica historia de la inmigracioìn Mexicana a Kansas y la trayectoria de la humilde pero importante tortilla. Presentacioìn disponible en Ingleìs y EspanÞol. Presentado por Gene Chaìvez.

Sponsored by: Emporia Public Library


For more information about this event, please contact:
Molly Chenault
(620) 340-6451


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