I just finished watching a five minute short film on Scott’s Hot Tamales in Greenville, Mississippi. It’s a beautiful thing. Owner Elizabeth Scott (now departed) is a charmer and gracefully breaks down how she and her husband Aaron began selling tamales in the Deep South back in 1950.

Their stand is still up and running and being operated by their descendants. Continue Reading

IGA Has Canned Tamales For Those Who Cannot Get The Real Ones

IGA Has Canned Tamales For Those Who Cannot Get The Real Ones

Speaking on selling tamales at the Kansas State Fair, Father Colin Boor states: “We are going to war.” Wow. The good father has clearly spent time in a busy kitchen because that is exactly what happens when you’re in the trenches and the patrons are coming at you in great waves of humanity. Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church has been selling tacos and tamales at the fair since 1947. Continue Reading

The Tamale Gazetteer Is Our Perspective On The Current Tamal Scene In USA

The Tamale Gazetteer Is Our Perspective On The Current Tamal Scene In USA

We can now scratch Isleno tamales off of our ‘things to eat before we die’ list. The descendants of the emigres who sailed to lower Louisiana from the Canary Islands 200+ years ago have their own style that is unlike any tamal we have ever eaten. Continue Reading

Peeper Ale Pairs Beautifully With Pork Tamales

Peeper Ale Pairs Beautifully With Pork Tamales

An old 9th Warder has relocated to Picayune, Mississippi. Val Meyer, a former pipefitter, recently opened Charro’s Hot Tamales, a diner that’s starting to see good crowds pouring into the restaurant. Meyer recruited Ashton Williams from Arnaud’s in New Orleans to help with the crush. We’re now planning a roadtrip Continue Reading