What’s the controversial thing Joanna Gaines is doing with her enchiladas?
Gaines begins the episode by going to a tortilla factory in his town. She reveals that she will be making chicken enchiladas for her family. Everyone knows that enchiladas are usually made with corn tortillas, but Gaines oddly ordered flour tortillas.“For the Gaines family, Mexican cuisine is our favorite,” Gaines says at the start of the episode. “We cook Mexican food once or twice a week.”
The interior designer said this recipe was something she had been making for over 10 years and that her family loved. When Gaines begins to assemble enchiladas, she recognizes that they are traditionally made with corn tortillas.
“I grabbed a handful of fresh tortillas from Jesse’s today. In traditional enchiladas it’s sometimes corn tortillas, but I like to use flour tortillas and it’s quite controversial, ”she said. “It’s called Tex-Mex, it’s called Jo-Mex. I don’t know, I hate to say Tex-Mex because Texans are like, ‘Don’t blame us for your problems.’ “
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The history of enchiladas
Enchiladas date back to the Mayans when it was thought that they dipped corn tortillas and covered them in tomato sauce, according to History Today. Corn tortillas were a staple of Mesoamerican cuisine for thousands of years. The tortillas would be edible plates or spoons.
The enchilada was what we know today was modernized by the Aztecs when they called it chīllapīzzali, which means “chilli flute” in Nahuatl. What made this plate different was that it included red chili and the tortilla was rolled up and stuffed with some kind of protein.
With its roots in Mesoamerica, corn tortillas are the first creation of enchiladas. Flour tortillas were introduced later and are most popular in Mexican states like Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, and Sinaloa. These states in northern Mexico are close to Texas, and the intersection of cultures has created “Tex-Mex” cuisine.
It’s no wonder that Gaines was influenced by the mix of cuisines as Texas residents.
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Does Chip Gaines appear on ‘Magnolia Table?’
The chip does not appear on Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines regularly. However, it does happen from time to time. In season 2 of the Magnolia Network show, the builder helps Joanna cook up an Italian feast. Chip is tasked with chopping the onions but soon finds himself tearful.
“It reminds me of college, which was a very sad time for me,” Chip said.
Chip said that “a lot of people wanted to fight me” when he attended college on a baseball scholarship. The HGTV star said his teammates “didn’t take the new guy lightly. “
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“After about 6, 12 months, I was like, ‘Dude, I have to get out of here,’” he recalls. “You know, a shark probably wouldn’t do very well in a pond. So I needed to find my right body of water and once I did, those two things came together and I found this lovely lady.
In the end, the move seems to have benefited him as he got to meet Joanna, get married, have a beautiful family and a successful business.
When Chip joins Joanna at Table Magnolia he drops those little nuggets of insight with fans enjoying. The show can now be broadcast on the Discovery + streaming service.