miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2016

The Cuisine of Michoacán and its Tortillas



On your next visit to Pátzcuaro, delve into the cuisine of Michoacán. You will find a great diversity of dishes in which corn is always the common denominator. All year long, you can enjoy different delicacies, such as corundas, uchepos, tamales, gorditas, and traditional tortillas that accompany delicious dishes of our gastronomy. If you visit us in the rainy season, you be able to enjoy dishes like tender corn or huitlacoche.

Mexican Cook from Michoacán
Mexican Cook from Michoacán
The Traditional Mexican Cuisine was named a Cultural Intangible Heritage by UNESCO, taking the Michoacan Paradigm as a model, being a cultural model where there is a collective participation including planting, harvesting, preparation, and consumption of ancestral dishes.


Organic Mexican Corn to make tortillas at Lake Patzcuaro Region
Organic Mexican Corn to make tortillas at Lake Patzcuaro Region



A visit to the market in Patzcuaro is always an experience. Discover the rich nuances of our local cuisine. Taste the authentic flavor of tortillas made with recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. You can instantly tell by the flavor, the texture, and the quality of the home made corn tortilla, that they have nothing to do with flour tortillas from the big grocery stores.

 Handmade Tortillas

Handmade corn dough is what gives flavor to great tortillas – especially those made around Lake Patzcuaro! Treat yourself! You can taste the whole process of sowing of the corn, shelling it, boiling it, washing it, draining it, and grinding it to get the perfect dough. 

Michoacan Cooks from Pátzcuaro Lake Region
Michoacan Cooks from Pátzcuaro Lake Region

The traditional corn tortilla accompanies dishes of Michoacan cuisine that you can enjoy on your tour of Lake Pátzcuaro: fish soup, charales, trout, traditional mole, churipo, or zucchini or cabbage gravy.

Fish Soup a Traditional Dish from Lake Pátzcuaro made by Antonina González Leandro
Fish Soup a Traditional Dish from Lake Pátzcuaro made by Antonina González Leandro

You'll find an astonishing variety of dishes of Purépecha cooks. They use local products from the numerous communities of the Lake Pátzcuaro that are sold in local food markets where they still use the barter system to get their products.

Traditional Mexican Cuisine from Michoacán
Traditional Mexican Cuisine from Michoacán
In addition to the traditional products of corn such as maize, beans, chili peppers or squash, they also take advantage of squash flower in casseroles and quesadillas. They also use “exotic” ingredients, like as quelites, habas, and nopales, epazote, nurite, and anise.



Mexican Prehispanic Food from Michoacán
Mexican Prehispanic Food from Michoacán

Savoring this traditional Michoacán element will help you to understand the importance of the tortilla in the nutritional chain in Mexico: corn and water.

 How to make Tortillas

If you are a connoisseur of fine tortillas, you will always choose handmade corn tortilla over the industrial flour tortilla; you will never settle for less.

Organic Mexican Corn to make tortillas at Patzcuaro Lake Region
Organic Mexican Corn to make tortillas at Patzcuaro Lake Region

At Hotel Mansión Iturbe, we recommend to our guests a visit to the "Centro de Interpretación de la Ruta Don Vasco in Patzcuaro". Among its many attractions, you will find an astonishing, interactive table where you can learn more about the Michoacán cuisine and get information about the kitchens of the traditional cooks.

Come to Patzcuaro and enjoy our cuisine!

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