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Friday, July 28 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Flint Corn | Dusty Dowse & Lynne Rowe

This session will take up the topic of corn in all its manifestations. We will begin by discussing the history of corn’s origins and the development of its agriculture starting from ancient times. Varieties of corn and their uses of
will be covered with an emphasis on non-GMO and heirloom varieties. The process of turning dried kernel corn into tortillas will be the main subject of the extensive hands-on portion of the workshop. We will cover the underlying science of the nixtamalization process (think of “tamale” as the root of this word) in which the kernels are turned into hominy. All parts of the process

will be demonstrated and participants will be able to make tortillas starting with whole corn. We will also make tortillas from the easily available masa harina our. Other uses for hominy, such as frying into “corn nuts”, will be demonstrated. A portion of the tortillas made will be fried to make tacos and a vegan posole, a Mexican stew made with beans and hominy, will be available for tasting along with chorizo sausage on the side. 


Speakers
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Dusty Dowse

Dusty Dowse has been baking bread for nearly a half century and it is his prime avocation. He is a semi-professional baker in addition to his day job, which is being a Professor of Biology and Cooperating Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Maine. He has... Read More →
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Lynne Rowe

Owner, Baker, Tortillería Pachanga
Lynne opened up Tortillería Pachanga in 2014 as a way of bringing together her love of cooking, local agriculture and food, and Mexican cuisine and culture.  Although born in Ohio, Lynne grew up in Miami, Florida where she discovered her love of the Spanish language. Lynne has a B.A. in Modern Foreign Languages from Kenyon College and a M.A. in Education from the University of Michigan and is constantly amazed at how much she calls upon her education since opening up the... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 11:15am - 12:45pm
Skowhegan State Fairgrounds 33 Constitution Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976