Virginia Ramos aka ‘Our Lady of Tamales’ a Mission District legend has passed. SF Weekly has a tribute. “Virginia’s tamales carried ancestral healing powers,” said longtime friend Samer Danfoura. more Continue Reading
We just laid out a big 12 pack of tamales. They’d been in the freezer since July and we’d been waiting for just the right moment to put them in the pressure cooker. Steaming raw tamales in the traditional fashion is fine but once you start doing them in the pressure cooker you’ll never go back. Continue Reading
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
Ellen Riojas Clark is an old-school UTSA Roadrunner and an authority on the San Antonio tamale scene. We just unearthed a killer video where ‘Texas Stories’ sits down with the tamalera to learn her secrets of the craft. It’s well worth the 3+ minutes it takes to watch. Continue Reading