"on a comal cut from roofingtin"
Comal over a wood fire (Oaxaca, Mexico)
GNU Free Documentation LicenseComal over a wood fire (Oaxaca, Mexico) - Credit: Thelmadatter

A comal is a type of griddle or grill, used in Latin America to cook tortillas, toast spices, sear meat, and generally prepare food.

Dating back to Pre-Columbian times, the comal continues to play an important part in Indigenous and Hispanic cultures where it is traditionally handed down the female generations; the idea being that a comal tempered over years of usage will heat faster and cook cleaner.