Why are Tortilla Chips so Damn Good?

Texas Monthly Chip Outtake

Caleb Bennett of Texas Monthly sent me to A&M to photograph some chips… in a laboratory; an Experimental Food Laboratory.  The article is about Lloyd Roony who has been studying the texture and flavor of chips for decades, from the corn to the masa to the chip.  They have a tortilla machine in their lab.  Actually they have two, and deep fryers and computers and ovens and beakers.

Texas Monthly chip Spread One    Texas Monthly chip Spread One