I didn't think this would work. It's a dough made not of masa harina but South American P.A.N. which is a kind of precooked corn meal. I just added water and rolled it out. It was a little tough to work with, but with patience it was cut into rather nice noodles. I thought steaming them would be gentler and I was absolutely right. It's a completely different texture than cut up tortillas; these really are noodles. Then tomatillos fried and stewed in water and salt. Nothing else. Oh, scallions. But really simple pristine flavors. I loved it, so did Darwin, the big dog.
Food Historian at the University of the Pacific.
Author of Eating Right in the Renaissance, Food in Early Modern Europe, Cooking in Europe 1250-1650, The Banquet, Beans (2008 IACP Jane Grigson Award) and Pancake.THE LOST ART OF REAL COOKING with Rosanna Nafziger.
Coeditor of Food and Faith; Editor of A Cultural History of Food: The Renaissance.
Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia (4 vols.) Three World Cuisines: Italian, Mexican and Chinese won the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Best Foreign Cuisine book in the World. The Routledge International Handbook to Food Studies.
THE LOST ARTS OF HEARTH AND HOME with Rosanna Nafziger.
Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food, a little book on Nuts and The Food History Reader. The Most Excellent Book of Cookery (translation of a 16th c. French Cookbook with Tim Tomasik). The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues Encyclopedia. At the Table.
Most recently: Noodle Soup. Forthcoming: Gelatin Past and Future.