The History and Passion For Tamales

THE HISTORY

A tamale or more correctly, tamal (Spanish tamal, from Classical Nahuatl tamalli) is a traditional Latin American dish made of masa (a starchy dough, often corn-based), which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can be further filled with meats, cheese, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned. READ MORE

THE PASSION

Legendary Actress Lupe Ontiveros talks about her passion of tamales as comfort food.