National Geographic : 1953 Mar
- Charcoal Glows and Pot Simmers; Alfred Bigelow Fans a Brazier Indian kitchens, with stone tables, clay pots, and charcoal stoves, have changed little over the centuries in Xochitepec (page 335). In Guanajuato the Romeros' cook preferred the old-fashioned brazier to the family's modern gas range. Kodacihrom s by H lughM. HIamill, Jr. + Tortilla Making Is a Tricky Process, Robert Bialek Discovers Indians say a girl is ready to wed when she can make the corn-dough pancakes that accompany every Mexican meal. Tortillas must be flattened wafer-thin by rapid patting between the hands, a skill that takes months of practice.