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Tamale Class at La Cocina — Just in Time for Christmas

Tamale Class at La Cocina — Just in Time for Christmas

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Besides demystifying tamale making the event at La Cocina introduced students to three chefs from different regions of Latin America, each demonstrating their own traditional recipes and techniques that produced a variety of stuffed, steamy bundles. Post includes recipe for Alicia’s Mango Tamales.

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Comforting, Cheap and Kid-Friendly: Half-the-Meat Tamale Pie

Comforting, Cheap and Kid-Friendly: Half-the-Meat Tamale Pie

Here’s my Half-the-Meat Tamale Pie recipe. Unlike other similar casseroles, this one uses only a half-pound of meat (either beef or turkey is fine) plus two cups of whole beans. This makes it not only more heart healthy, but also incredibly inexpensive. The entire dinner for four to six people costs about $10 to make and includes fresh vegetables like Anaheim peppers and whole kernels of corn. It’s also a dish my children love, and I have to say that although I wouldn’t have made this dish in my 20s, I am rather fond of it now.

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Julia Child loved La Super-Rica and so do I

Julia Child loved La Super-Rica and so do I

| August 22, 2009 | 5 Comments

Imagine Julia Child in her 80s, all six-feet two inches of her, standing in line to get tamales outside a dilapidated white shack with teal trim in Santa Barbara. If you think of Julia Child as the grand dame of culinary sophistication in the United States, this may seem hard to imagine. But if you think of Ms. Child as a true foodie, ready to seek out and experience cooking in its essence in the most unlikely of places, this image makes perfect sense.

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Event: Taste of Tamales By The Bay

Event: Taste of Tamales By The Bay

| April 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Slim as a finger or big as a fist, wrapped in papery corn husks or supple banana leaves, sweet as spring or spicy as summer — the humble tamal in all its forms and flavors has become the star of an annual fundraising event in San Francisco. Taste of Tamales By the Bay will be coming again to the Fort Mason Center on Sunday, April 26, 2009.

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Intuitive Tamales

Intuitive Tamales

| December 8, 2007 | 2 Comments

When I was in college, in the dark days before email and Facebook, my roommates and I passed our time with more mundane matters. Like food. From Juli, I learned about Japanese-style curry. Rie taught me how to blanche green beans perfectly, while Ed opened my palate to an entire pantheon of slow-simmered soups. Pierrette’s […]

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