Corn or Flour?
Eight well-known and proud Texans answer this simple, age-old question.
The question is admirably straightforward, but my answer isn’t simple. Don’t Eskimos have 37 different words for snow? That’s how I feel about tortillas. So many variations. But since I grew up with hard-shell corn for tacos (the kind you’d buy in a pack), I guess that’s my first choice. For the obvious sentimental reasons. —Actor Owen Wilson
Flour. Less healthy but worth it! —Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Corn! Because I can eat seven hundred more of them and feel a little better about it.
—Musician Kacey Musgraves
Both! And my favorite spot to eat them is my sister’s Resident Taqueria, in Dallas. —Musician Annie Clark, a.k.a.
In the landmark case of Corn v. Flour, I lean slightly to corn. Admittedly, this controverts my prior precedent. I long favored the high-carb, sodium-bomb decadence of flour. But with age comes wisdom, plus an urgent need for fiber and magnesium. —Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett
I was raised with Tex-Mex food, which is centered on flour. It wasn’t until I visited Mexico that I actually had a taco made with corn, and I thought it was weird. I love the fat, thick tortillas that breakfast tacos are wrapped in, or just a nice flour tortilla with butter on it! So good! —Actor Eva Longoria
George and I love corn tortillas, the traditional, hand-pressed kind. They’re more flavorful and have a richer texture than white-flour tortillas. —First Lady Laura Bush