Jason Tilford and His Magic Masa-Making Machine [VIDEO]

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Jason Tilford, left, shows us how these big bags of corn become masa and then tortillas.
  • Jason Tilford, left, shows us how these big bags of corn become masa and then tortillas.

The Tilford Restaurant Group -- Milagro Modern Mexican, Mission Taco Joint, Barrister's, Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen -- is known for making its own masa, which is used to make tortillas and tamales. They're the only restaurants in St. Louis currently making masa from scratch, an idea owner Jason Tilford told us results in a true "farm-to-table" tortilla.

Naturally, we were dying to see the process in action -- how kernels of raw corn become uniform tortillas that look like they were bought at the store. Tilford and Richard Schweiss happily obliged. Check out our video digest of the process.

See also: Mission Accomplished: Mission Taco Joint spices things up in the Loop - See photos: Inside Mission Taco in the Delmar Loop

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