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XTRAS: Hot Tamales & The Blues
On August 26, 2011, a ceremony was held in front of Joe’s Hot Tamale Place in Rosedale, MS, to unveil marker #138 on the Mississippi Blues Trail: Hot Tamales and The Blues. This is the first culinary marker in the state of Mississippi.
We began documenting Delta tamales in 2005 and created the Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail to celebrate the history and tradition of this culinary icon of the region. We interviewed Barbara Pope of Joe’s Hot Tamale Place and dedicated the project to her late brother, Joe Pope, who passed away in 2004.
It was a great day for the Delta and the state of Mississippi. We couldn’t be more proud.
Go here for more information on the Mississippi Blues Trail.