Tag: tamales


Tamales never go out of season, but they’re the ideal dish for posadas, Christmas dinner, New Year’s…. ok, Tamales are good anytime!

Travel to Latin America with these 5 Tamales

Tamales are a staple of Latin American cuisine and many versions can be found across the continent. This delicacy has three main components: the masa or dough, the filling, which usually has meats, cheeses, fruits and or vegetables, and lastly the wrapper, typically a corn husk or a banana leaf. So go on a culinary […]

Tamales: A Rich History

Tamales are by far one of the most intriguing foods I’ve come to learn about in my studies of Latin cuisine. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been a sure bet for at least two or three (maybe ten) tamales around Christmas time. I’ll even admit to having bought a dozen from a stranger’s trunk […]

How Well Do You Know Your Latin Snacks?

How Well Do You Know Your Latin Snacks? PUPUSAS Incredibly, these pockets full of goodness have been around for 2,000 years. First made by the Pipil tribes of EL SALVADOR, Pupusas are easily recognized as the national food of El Salvador—and have been so for centuries. The variations of these cheese-stuffed corn tortillas are endless. […]

Christmas Food Traditions

The holiday season is in full swing, which for most of us means one thing: stuff our gills full of delicious, indulgent food and drink before swearing off carbs and sugar for our New Year’s resolutions. Food is an integral part of celebrating family, friends, and Christmas traditions. In Latin America, it is  central to […]

The Traditional Food of Mexican Posadas

Mexican Posadas are a yearly Christmas tradition that is celebrated throughout Latin and North America. If you’d like to know more about the history and culture surrounding the Posadas, see this article we recently published (insert link). But, for now, let’s talk about the most important and looked forward to aspect of the Posadas. The […]