Para empezar/Starting out

related: food, Comida Indigena

A metate (or mealing stone) is a mortar, a ground stone tool used for processing grain and seeds.



Translating Metate

zapoteco de teotitlan del valle: guitz
mixteco de southeast of Nochi: yodo


Without corn there is no country. (Sin maiz, no hay pais)
- Popular saying

We want people to see how corn is ground in Mexico in the metate. Many people don't know where it comes from. It's a very interesting technique that, without it, we wouldn't have a civilization in Mexico.”
- Iliana de la Vega, Latin Cuisines Certificate Program

Elsewhere on the Web

Aurora's metate, Chocolate Night in Oaxaca 02.2012