Tortillas, beans and chilies are basic to Southwest cuisine. Chile peppers and beans were topics of earlier posts and now it’s time to let tortillas share the stage. We just returned from Phoenix, AZ where I was reminded of two types of tortillas; corn and wheat. It is hard to describe Southern Mexican meals without talking about making corn tortillas from scratch. On the other hand people of Northern Mexico and the Southern states popularized wheat tortillas. There is a big difference.