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Learn to Make Tamales From Tamale House East’s Diane Valera
Plus, places to order tamales if that’s more your speed
"...Tamales are a delicious Christmas tradition that is always on..."

Dec. 7, 2022 Food Post by A. Richmond

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

Seven Spots to Get Amazing Tamales in Austin
A fan of masa but a mess in the kitchen? Leave it to the pros.
"...endlessly customizable with an infinite variety of possible fillings, tamales are a crowd-pleasing treat that never gets old...."

Jan. 26, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Hot Tamales, Baby!
Our favorite holiday wrappings
"...Hungry for tamales but you've got no time, no recipe, and no..."

Dec. 5, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Holiday Tamales From Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina
Two varieties of tamales are ready to order
"...5900 Slaughter #550; 288-5100) are offering two varieties of tamales until Dec. 24. Each variety of tasty tamale comes..."

Dec. 11, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

A Brief History of Holiday Tamales
And where to acquire these little bundles of iconic Texan year-end tradition
" Mimosas are consumed, and dozens upon dozens of tamales are made while the kids run wild and relatives..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

Holiday Tamales
Unwrap a taste of the holidays
"...since the revered Green & White Grocery stopped selling tamales, readers have contacted me asking about places to buy..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Delicious Tamales, Local Foods, Cask Strength Bourbon, Texas Fine Wine, and Something New South of the River
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
" makes sense, if what you sell is delicious tamales … makes sense to name your business Delicious Tamales,..."

Nov. 23, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Tamales or Not, It's a Family Affair
Robert Vasquez's breakfast taco empire expands
"...changes to Austin's restaurant business in general. For starters, tamales used to be their most popular item, hence the..."

May 18, 2012 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Bloody Marys and Tamales for the Weekend
Daily Austin food news
"...are offering freshly made chicken tomatillo or pork adobo tamales from Dec. 11- 24. The tamales will show up..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Hot (Tamales) for Teacher
"...a gift? Consider nongender-specific, locally made novelties like chocolate tamales, candles, or soaps. Picture frames, tasty teas, and writing..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Delicious Tamales, Local Foods, Cask Strength Bourbon, Texas Fine Wine, and Something New South of the River
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering

Nov. 26, 2021 Food Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Where to Get Your Tamale Fix in Austin This Holiday Season
Order now!
"...salsa, nothing warms your tummy like those special-order Christmas tamales we wait all year for...."

Dec. 16, 2020 Food Post by Lilli Hime

Tis' Tamalada Season at Travis High School
Students and parents work together for delicious, authentic results
"...program told chef/instructor Rob McDonald they wanted to make tamales. The students didn’t know how, and neither did McDonald,..."

Nov. 29, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Milagro en Tamiahua
Searching Mexico's Gulf Coast for seafood tamales
"...Coast to do some research for my book about tamales. The plan was to go through the Huasteca on..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

12 Days of Smoked Meats at Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
A variety of smoked meats and sides for the holiday season
"...leaping, but how about smoked prime rib or brisket tamales?..."

Dec. 11, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Tex-Mex Institution Reopens as an Austin Food Truck
Austin’s newest tamale mavens, Karam’s Tamale Company
"...seasonings, meatballs and breakfast casserole, and homemade ice cream. Tamales are one of the most popular, least standardized seasonal..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

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

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

Virginia B. Wood brings the wine and tamale news, just in time for the holidays!
"...Holiday Tamales..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

"...How can tamales that say "100% Fresh" on the label, yet get..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Column

SXSW Farmers Market Report: March 16-17
Inexpensive, authentic locavore brunch at the markets!
"...tamalera The Gardener’s Feast sells their stellar and perfect tamales at all of our area Farmers Markets, including downtown...."

March 15, 2013 SXSW Post by Kate Thornberry

Capital Idea!
On the phone, on the Web, on the farm, or in the store: giving a little Austin to the foodies on your gift list
"...TamalesTears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Food Feature

Walk Like Cleto
H-town's Chingo Bling slings tamale beats
"...doing the hustle, but this vato raps about slanging tamales, like his parents did, to get ahead. Cocaine, pork..."

June 11, 2004 Music Feature by Joe Nick Patoski

Ready, Aim, Tacos!
Area restaurant dynasties provide festival food ... and artillery
"...their culinary heritage by selling a variety of handmade tamales from their festival booth. "We're planning to make 2,000..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Buen Provecho!
Welcome to the home of the Mexican breakfast
"...Gardener's Feast and order one of its feather-light banana-leaf tamales ($4 each). The Gardener's Feast is a family-owned operation..."

March 18, 2011 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Virginia B. Wood finds the perfect tamale and much more at the Southern Foodways Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi.
"...Hushpuppies, Fried Chicken, and Delta Tamales..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

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

A Delectable Día de los Muertos
Earlier last month, I received a call from Sahar Arafat-Ray, director of the Central Market Cooking School here in Austin, wondering whether I would like to teach a class based on food for Day of the Dead. Since Day of the Dead is one of my favorite holidays, and since the class will be a benefit for the Austin Children's Museum, I happily agreed.
"...asked to come up with a menu that featured tamales and other traditional foods of Día de los Muertos,..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Favorite Finds
Restaurants You Shouldn't Miss
"...urban Central American street. Pupusas, pasteles, and banana leaf tamales star on the menu here. For those unfamiliar with..."

March 17, 2000 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

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