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Fresh masa?

ecwashere7 Jun 4, 2011 01:13 PM

Are there any places in the Boston area or in between Boston and Nashua (I live in Nashua) that have fresh masa for making tortillas?

I'd also be interested in finding masa harina, so any help you can give in the tortilla-making department would be great.

Thanks!

  1. opinionatedchef Jun 6, 2011 09:37 AM

    ec, whole foods used to sell fresh masa in a flat square pack in the refrigerated section. you can buy masa harina in any latin store (somerville, union sq. for example) and i think in most Market Baskets. You might also want to check out any local Mom 'n Pop type Mexican or Salvadorean restnts up there, as they may make their own masa and may be happy to sell you some.

    1. MC Slim JB Jun 6, 2011 08:15 AM

      I'm seeing Bob's Red Mill products in more supermarkets these days, and their organic masa harina is great.

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

      1. c
        celeriac Jun 5, 2011 09:49 AM

        Masa Harina is fairly easy to find - try any Market Basket, for example. I'm not sure where you're likely to find fresh masa though. I did recently go to El Charro, a great little market with a fairly exhaustive supply of Mexican foods in Roslindale (part of Boston). They have several types of masa harina as well as dried corn and lime to make your own masa from scratch, but that's amuch more involved project. I don't remember for sure if they had tortilla presses at El Charro, but it seems like they must have them.

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