Nixtamalization

Chef David Levi will be leading a Nixtamalization workshop at the upcoming Portland Permaculture potluck dinner on January 15.

Nixtamalization is the ancient indigenous American technique of slow cooking mature, dried corn in a powerful alkaline solution, effecting an almost magical change in the flavor, aroma, texture, and nutritional properties of the corn. The process was used by all indigenous American corn eating cultures (think “traditional tortillas!”), and dates back at least three thousand years.