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VPR Cafe: Sampling Vermont's Locally-Made Corn Tortillas

A few years ago, you wouldn't have been able to find a locally-made, corn tortillas in Vermont. Now there is not one, but two companies here devoted to making this Central American staple.

The two companies in Vermont making corn tortillas are All Souls Tortilleria in Warren and Vermont Tortilla Company opens this spring in Shelburne.

Melissa Pasanen, a contributor to the "Savovore Section" of the Burlington Free Press, said based on her anecdotal finding, the surge in popularity of corn tortillas is because of two things: The changes demographics of the country brings more Central American food into the mainstream and the increased demand for gluten-free foods.

"Corn meal, water [and] basically, those are the ingredients," says Pasanem. "It's a carb that is gluten-free, so all hands on deck."
You can read more about both companies in Pasanen's piece Pair of New Tortillerias Make Fresh Tortillas.

The VPR Café is made possible by Otter Creek Kitchenware in downtown Middlebury, offering over 70 lines of kitchenware.   

Ric was a producer for Vermont Edition and host of the VPR Cafe.
Liam is Vermont Public’s public safety reporter, focusing on law enforcement, courts and the prison system.
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