Charlotte in Five Tamales

A region that has reinvented itself again and again since the Civil War is now in the midst of a newcomer revolution, as people of every background move here from across the United States and around the globe.

2016 Centro Cultural Tamale Festival

On Saturday, September 24th from 2-6 p.m., Centro Cultural in Memphis partners with Caritas Village to host their annual Tamale Fest fundraising and cultural event.

Hot Tamale Baby

Tamales in the Delta tell the story of the Delta’s complex, intertwined histories: cotton, legacies of slavery, migrant labor from Mexico, poverty—and music.

Hot Tamale Trail

The Tamale Trail at Ten

In 2005, oral historian and photographer Amy C. Evans set out to document the tamale culture of the Mississippi Delta for the SFA.

Where Credit Is Due: Ignacio Barquera of The El Felix

We asked [Ignacio] what kind of tamales we should serve at The El Felix, and he told us that when he was growing up in Mexico City, there were times when his family couldn’t afford meat. So they made tamales with strips of poblano pepper (known as “rajas”), Oaxaca cheese, and salsa verde.