During the period of the Mexican Revolution (c. 1910-1920), many immigrants made their way to Kansas to raise their families and work in the railroad, agricultural, industrial, and hospitality sectors of the state. A cultural offshoot of this in the Midwest was the search for the perfect tortilla, a staple of Mexican cuisine. Because corn tortillas were difficult to make by hand, many restaurants and home cooks substituted wheat flour tortillas for their signature dishes.
Join Gene T. Chavez to discuss the rich history of the Mexican immigration to Kansas; and the story of the humble but important tortilla.
Underwritten by the Kansas Humanities Council. Additional funding was provided by the Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
Open to the public. Admission is free thanks to these sponsors.