Thinking West: Tortillas in Space

Tortillas are part of the Southwestern diet, displacing the tasteless, crumby sliced bread. You can roll them. You can stuff them. You can use tortillas to clean your plate or shovel morsels of beans and meat into your already stuffed mouth. Tortillas are the Swiss Army knives of food. They’re served in restaurants and sold in grocery stores. Tortillas are even a staple for astronauts in space and here’s the story behind that…


Check out the original feature on tortillas in space (Sploid).

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El Portal

Eastern New Mexico University’s literary magazine, El Portal, offers a venue for the work of writers, artists and photographers. ENMU students, national, and international writers are welcome to submit their original, previously unpublished short stories, plays, poetry and photography. No entry fees are charged. Cash prizes are awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners in each category (only ENMU students qualify). El Portal is published each semester at Eastern thanks to Dr. Jack Williamson, a world-renowned science fiction writer and professor emeritus at ENMU who underwrote the publication. El Portal has been published since 1939.