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Tamales: A Winter Tradition
One writer’s picks for the best in Austin
"...Ancient Mesoamericans ate tamales. As a kid, I had no idea. My mother,..."

Dec. 6, 2022 Food Post by Christina Garcia

Comedor Teaches You How to Cook Their Modern Mexican Dishes at Home
Gabe Erales and Philip Speer talk "Assembly Kitchen" meal kits, changes in food supply chains, and more
"...There's bone marrow tacos; a package with memela, quesadilla, tamal, goat barbacoa tamal; a pastry package that's a proof-and-bake,..."

April 17, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Mick Makes a Return Trip to Costa del Sol
Authentic Central American food crawl in a small strip center
"...I ordered one of their excellent “green” corn tamales ($2), which is basically a tamale made with fresh..."

June 10, 2014 Food Post by Mick Vann

Learning to Love Austin FC's Roster Through Their Native Cuisines
International players' kitchen
"...dishes from the Andean region in Tolima. Those include tamal tolimense, wrapped in plantain leaves, and lechona tolimense, a..."

June 18, 2021 Features Feature by Adam Wood

Suerte
I fell in love with a cup of hot corn
"...guidance of Núñez, processes the corn. It goes through nixtamalization, where the corn is soaked and cooked in an..."

July 6, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Speaking Volumes
The secret history of Austin's First Cookbook
"...with a little imagination, modern readers will recognize them; tamal de cazuela, for example, is an interesting take on..."

March 6, 2015 Food Feature by MM Pack

Dancing Circles
Dai Due's sure footing
"...of the cornhusk in the supper club menu's shrimp tamal (market price for prix fixe varies). The bitter green..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Farmers' Market Report: April 5-6, 2014
Bluegrass, celery, strawberries, goat cheese, and hailstones
"...Achiote Boar Rib with duck confit tamal, crema, and cilantro;..."

April 4, 2014 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

The Farmers' Market Report: Dec. 21-22, 2013
Heirloom tomatoes, Meyer lemons, and perhaps a Christmas ham
"...hams, brined shoulder roasts, fresh pork roasts, and duck tamales, then promptly sold out of them all before market..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers’ Market Report: Oct. 26-27, 2013
Sweet peppers, butternut squash, lettuce, apples, and bacon
"...radish, cabbage, and Valley lime; Pork and Dried Fruit Tamal wrapped in collard greens with red chili salsa, corn,..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers Market Report: Oct. 19-20, 2013
Apples, miracle sweet corn, pumpkins, lettuce, and pastrami
"...with green onion and rice; Pork and Dried Fruit Tamal wrapped in collard greens, with green chili salsa and..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers Market Report: Oct. 12-13, 2013
Sweet corn, persimmons, pears, and pumpkins
"...Gumbo with parsley and rice; Pork and Dried Fruit Tamal wrapped in collard greens with green chili salsa and..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers Market Report: September 21-22, 2013
Roasted Hatch chiles, cantaloupes, bacon, and sausages
"...style breakfast sausage; Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese, and Chorizo Tamal wrapped in a collard leaf with a fried duck..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers Market Report: Sept. 14-15, 2013
Fabulous fall tomatoes, Hatch peppers, cream peas, and IO Ranch Lamb
"...and a fried duck egg; Pork and Dried Fruit Tamal with green chili sauce and a fried duck egg;..."

Sept. 13, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Latin Flavors, American Kitchens Symposium at CIA San Antonio
Mexican Flavors from Austin Gardens: Matali and Hoja Santa
"...Vegetarian Hoja Santa Tamales with Chiltomate Salsa Chef Federico Lopez, Taller, Cancun..."

Oct. 11, 2012 Food Post by MM Pack

Asi Es Colombia
This 16-table spot features authentic, homestyle Colombian cuisine in mass quantities for very reasonable prices
"...Our tamal ($10.50) was huge, with the mass of a butternut..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Food Feature by Mick Vann

The Latin Beat
Guanabee's Cindy Casares covers the news from a unique angle
"..."The NY Times recommends Tamale House, but anyone who doesn't know the singular for..."

July 16, 2010 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol should make your short list of El Salvadoran places to dine
"...The pork tamal ($2) is light and fluffy, as if egg white..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Food Review by Mick Vann

Digesting the Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit
What happened during a weekend in heaven
"...Pyles' last dish was Barbecued Beef Short Rib With Tamal Criollo and Dried Cherry-Chipotle Salsita. Former Austinite Clapner made..."

May 4, 2007 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Habana SoCo
The food is as good as it was before the fire
"...large list of appetizers, we have tried several. The Tamal Cubano ($3.25) is excellent: sweet fresh corn is ground..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Food Review by Mick Vann

Sampaio's
The inviting space on Burnet Road is classy and modern yet comfortable and relaxed with a neighborhood restaurant feel
"...Pamonha de Porco ($11), perhaps best described as a "tamal" made with mashed yucca wrapped in a banana leaf..."

July 28, 2006 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

Day Trips
Hot Damn, Tamales! in Fort Worth offers the tastiest gourmet tamales around, made with love by the Stavron family
"...Hot Damn, Tamales! of Fort Worth serves good luck. Like eating black-eyed..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

New Look, Better Great Taste!
Doña Emilia's outgrew itself on East Seventh. It's outdoing itself on Cesar Chavez.
"...shocked at the price hike of the banana leaf-wrapped Tamal Mixto ($11.95), but when it came to the table,..."

July 16, 2004 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Doña Emilia's
Chronicle Food writer MM Pack makes it clear that while you might not be in and out of Doña Emilia's family-style Colombian restaurant in a hurry, it's definitely worth the wait.
"...and grilled beef steak. However, my favorite is a Tamal Valluno from southwestern Colombia, a luscious, corpulent pocket of..."

June 21, 2002 Food Review by MM Pack

On the Line
"...Eric Bross. Starring: Al Green, Jerry Stiller, Dave Foley, Tamal Jones, James Bulliard, Gq, Joey Fatone, Emmanuelle Chriqui and..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Eat Globally, Dine Locally
Ethnic Nights Offer Intercontinental Tastes at Home
"...like Mexican sopes turned inside out. The sizable Salvadoran tamal is a beautiful thing: pork shredded with chopped green..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Food Feature by Meredith Phillips

Tamaladas y Posadas
Mexican Christmas Traditions Alive and Well in Austin
"...John Anderson I bought my first batch of holiday tamales last weekend from a stand under a tent at..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Around the World in Tasty Ways
Ash Corea: Empress of the Empanada
"...the indígenos of Argentina: a masa filling, like a tamal, but cut with a mixture of tomatoes, chicken, tarragon,..."

May 12, 1995 Food Feature by Patrick Earvolino

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