Zamorano Valley, Honduras
Set off on the corner of the Good Shepherd Children's Home 70-acre campus sits a casita that is known as the Tortilla House. Here, maize and water are combined, formed into small balls, pressed thin, and cooked over a large wood-fired cast iron skillet. The result? 800 tortillas.
Tortillas are an important part of many Central American countries' culture and diet. In Honduras this is especially true. It is hard to walk into the Comida (dining hall) at Good Shepherd and not find a tortilla being used in some form or fashion. These round doughy corn flatbreads are the backbone of so many great dishes served at Good Shepherd and throughout Central America. From popusas, to tacos, to tostadas, to quesasadillas, the list goes on with dishes prepared using these simple tortillas.