Had privilege of visiting their masa factory in Boyle Heights and bought some masa they just made from Pink heirloom Michoacán purepecha corn they got from Mexico. It’s such a bargain at $2 a lb. these guys (Rick, the ,co founder are unreal—they live and breath masa and dedication can you can really taste in their organic masa/ tortillas. It’s Such in interesting delimna they have—they want organic tortillas for everyone but risk alienating the community as sell outs to white pple—so their prices are so low for the quality.
Anyhow—we made some tacos and tamales out of the masa. you’re first hit with the smell of real corn, the aroma is amazing, you taste it and theirs no hint of any acidic tasting preservatives and texture is just so soft.
Chicken tinga, cabbage, tomatoes, salsa macha
We then whipped some rendered lard with baking powder, then added the masa and some stock and made tamales with some birria de res.
Birria de res tamale with pink heirloom masa, aguacate salsa, burnt salsa, crumbled cotija, pickled cabbage.
They have such a small distribution network too—partly because they want to control quality—and due to short shelf life as a result of having no preservatives.
You can find them at cookbook market, Sara’s market, Mercado Los Angeles, and Sunday HOllywood farmers market. Highly recommend you guys seek them out.