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  • BRAM Cookware
    Amazing collection of clay pots for cooking, now available onlilne.
  • Black Chamba Pots from Toque Blanche
    If you're eager to start cooking with clay, this is the place to start. I love the round soup pots for beans but the casseroles will do as well.
  • Chiles from Tierra Vegetables
    Lee and her brother grow and dry some great chiles. Visit them at the farmers market, online or at their stand.
  • Wonderful Organic Rice
    Take it from someone who generally isn't nuts about brown rice- this stuff is grand!

About Rancho Gordo and this blog

  • We grow many varieties of New World products, specializing in heirloom beans. We sell only domestically in the US at this point, via our website (, directly to restaurants and at farmers markets. The older I get, the more I realize I've barely begun to scratch the surface of the things that interest me, so this blog is hardly the last word on anything, just a collection of experiments. If you have questions, more information or corrections, I'd love to hear from you in the "comments" section after each post.
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May 10, 2012



beautiful! where did you find it?

Steven Sando

It's from Michoacan. We have a few in our stores but it's not something we'll be carrying for long. It's a little pricey, but I think worth it if you're a tortilla freak.


I have a square pine wood tortilla press, not as fancy as this one but it serves.

Steven Sando

You don't need one of these to make good tortillas, obviously. But I don't recommend the pine presses. They break very easily and they don't get the tortillas thin enough. A $20 metal press is preferable. I also have a mesquite square press that I love.



I am interested in the wooden tortilla press you have displayed, where can I purchase this item. Thank you in advance

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