It's not an overstatement to say tortillas are sacred to Mexicans. They are what pasta is to Italians and rice is to Asians. So Meir Lobatón Corona, a Mexican architect based in Paris, figured a tortilla press engraved with a religious figure from his motherland wasn't such a far-fetched idea.
Corona has made eating tortillas a spiritual experience by creating the Bendita Tortilla press, which is engraved with the Virgin of Guadalupe, a figure venerated by Catholics in Mexico. The architect was inspired by the several apparitions of the virgin that have been recorded in several places - including trees, ancient cloaks and even toast.
The Bendita Tortilla press, which translates to holy tortilla, allows the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe to appear in the kitchen and ''enhances the spirit" of whatever Mexican specialty is on the stove. Check out Corona's divine invention:
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