where to buy lime for soaking dried corn?
I'm trying to make the corn tortillas in Diane Kennedy's Mexican cookbook--have got the dried corn and the (clamp onto the counter-type) meat grinder, but can't seem to locate LIME anywhere. Some of my smartypants pals say I should go to the lumber store and buy the stuff they mix into cement. Are they crazy? It's hard to imagine cement and tortillas sharing too many ingredients.
I'm in Colorado and was thinking of heading to one of the larger Hispanic markets.
Appreciate any help!!!
No, don't use industrial limes, as Heaven only knows what's in them. Food-grade lime is not too hard to come by. You might want to look at these links for info (the last one has a product for sale):