Because of its Spanish origins, the double ‘l’ in tortilla is pronounced ‘ya’. Repeat after us: Tor-tee-ya. Now you‘ve got it! But here’s the thing…as long as it’s our name you‘re chanting, we don’t mind how you pronounce it.
Why is it quesadilla and not quesadilla?
“A quesadilla is a tortilla folded in half,” in Mexico City, Anais explained, but a more elongated, oval-shaped tortilla than in a taco, “so you can have more filling in each bite”. That’s just the city’s ‘thing’, she shrugged, referring to Mexico City quesadillas‘ lack of cheese.
Are quesadillas healthy?
Quesadillas have a bad reputation when it comes to healthy eating and dieting since restaurant versions are usually overflowing with cheese and covered with sour cream. However, quesadillas can be a healthy and well-rounded option as long as you make smart choices when it comes to the filling.
Is a quesadilla Mexican?
Literally meaning “little cheesy thing,” quesadillas originated in northern and central Mexico in the 16th century. Corn tortillas were already popular among the Aztec people. Thus, the quesadilla was born. The quesadilla quickly increased in popularity, and to this day has remained a favorite dish in Mexican cuisine.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.