tamales


First, Mexicans from just over the border brought tamales to the fertile Mississippi Delta. African-Americans soon realized the Mexicans had a good thing going in these little, corn-husk-wrapped magical meat pies. And, sure enough, area whites realized the masa miracles weren’t just for people of color anymore. And that’s why Mississippi loves tamales. Yes, we know proper Spanish means it is one tamal, two tamales. But we’re not proper Spanish speakers, or proper anything, actually.


Her mom’s and abuela’s recipes are the secret sauce at Liz Sanchez’ Casa de Ta males in Fresno. She uses fresh corn for the tortillas and tamales and serves micheladas tambien! What could be bad? [Fresno booster Jason Farris made the video.] It’s interesting that Sanchez switches back and forth between saying “tamal” and “tamale.” Que pocha! [Mas…]


É Arenas, bass player for Chicano Batman, cooks up some cumbia for Christmas in this new song
Buñuelos a Monton, and he includes all your favorite fiesta Mexmas specialties: [Mas…]

Tamalada, a lithograph by Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza, is in the collection of the Smithsonian. Looks sorta like your family, right, primo? [Mas…]

A two-year old’s Chicano Christmas

by FRANK SOLIS November 28, 2017 Cultura
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You’re not going to believe this, but I was born sitting at the kitchen table with a tamale already in hand. Of course, some say, that I was born on a pool table, but that’s another story. I still remember the hogs head simmering in a pot as my uncle Louie and his buddies sat […]

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POCHO’s @SaraChicaD says ‘Happy Mexican Sansgiven!’ (video)

by Sara Inés Calderón November 23, 2017 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.

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First Person True Story: My Holiday at the Laundromat

by FRANKIE FIRME November 20, 2017 Cultura

Happy holidays to all. Turkey, ham, tamales, eggnog y todo, this is the time of the year where you put a lot of stuff “on hold” till next year, while we get together with familia and friends. It’s a beautiful time of the year, where putting something on the back burner for awhile isn’t such […]

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This may be the prettiest tamales video ever

by Barney Asada May 25, 2017 Cultura
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Evenuelto en Hojas in Quintana Roo specializes in tamales made with amor, and atole. How can you go wrong? [Video by Mariana de la Rosa.]

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Area man happy to share new Spanish tips with co-workers

by Comic Saenz April 26, 2017 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from HUNTINGTON BEACH) Area sales manager Rick Miller is happy to share his new-found Spanish vocabulary with co-workers, buds from the office disclosed Tuesday. Miller (photo), who explained that he went to a barbecue Sunday over at his new Mexican-American neighbors’ house, informed early arrivals at yesterday’s quarterly sales meeting that a limon […]

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La Cucaracha: Mexemergency closes Terminal 5 at LAX (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 6, 2016 Cartoons
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Student Video: ‘Making tamales with Yamelith’ (and her mom)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 2, 2016 Cultura
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We bet this looks familiar! Yamelith made tamales with her mom over the Thanksgiving weekend and shared her experience in this student video, uploaded by the Charles W. Harris School in Phoenix, AZ.

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POCHO’s @SaraChicaD wishes you a Happy Mexican Sansgiven (video)

by Sara Inés Calderón November 22, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.

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Tamaleros on every corner are a good idea, too (videos)

by Comic Saenz September 15, 2016 Cultura
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See the guy with the tamales in the hot box on wheels? He’s well-known in San Pedro, home of the Port of Los Angeles, on the south side of the City of Angels. This vato — The Tamale Guy — even has his own reviews (good ones!) on Yelp: Legalizing street vendors like the Tamale […]

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Mexican food without those Mexicans: Tamales, $110, delivered

by EresNerd August 22, 2016 Cultura
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Got a hankerin’ for authentic Mexican tamales made with stone ground corn, top quality meats, lard, spices and natural flavoring? How would you like those little “Mexican power bars” delivered to your door all frozen and stuff? Got $110? There are three colors to choose from, all for just under $20 a pound! Here’s your […]

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All about the ‘Maiz’ (video)

by Barney Asada August 9, 2016 Cultura
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Corn — Maiz — is central in the Mexican food culture and was first cultivated over 100 centuries ago. Here is a short tribute to maiz, the golden gift of Mother Nature. [Video by Marysol.]

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La Cucaracha: Another July 4, another all-American cookout (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 5, 2016 Cartoons
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De Alba Bakery makes tamales, donuts y rosca de reyes (videos)

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 22, 2016 Cultura
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How do the three Texas locations (McAllen, Mission, Pharr) of De Alba Bakery de La Familia make tamales, donuts and rosca de reyes? Glad you asked!  We’ve got (three) videos: Tamales (two kinds:)

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Cooking students in Tabasco make world’s longest tamal (videos)

by MOSCA MEXICAN May 9, 2016 Cultura
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Gastronomy students at the Tabasco campus of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara broke a Guinness world record Saturday with the world’s longest tamal — a tamal wrapped in Yucatan-style banana leaves instead of the corn husks used in other parts of Mexico. And remember, kids, there is NO SUCH THING AS A “TAMALE:”

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Happy Mexican Thanksgiving – Sansgiven – from @SaraChicaD (video)

by Comic Saenz November 26, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.

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Pocho Ocho best ways to tell if your tamales are illegal

by Especial Correspondents November 19, 2015 Cultura
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After the Border Patrol at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) confiscated and incinerated 450 “illegal tamales” flown in from Mexico (photo), we asked tamale experts how law-abiding citizens could determine if their tamales were also illegal. After all, when tamales are illegal, only illegals will have tamales. Here are the Pocho Ocho Best Ways to […]

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When life hands you a blob of masa, make tamales!

by Estefania Zavala November 16, 2015 Cultura
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When I arrived at Northgate Gonzalez market and was immediately handed a free apron that read I ❤️ Tamales and several blobs of uncooked masa, I knew immediately I had made the right decision for a Friday night. Even my mother, who invited herself along after her favorite novela was cancelled due to soccer, looked […]

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No underground oven? Try animated DDLM tamales (video)

by Barney Asada November 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Looking for a Yucatan oven-baked tamales for Dia de Los Muertos? It’s easy when have a magical animation kitchen. Video creator Mariel Buenfil explains:

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