Tamale Festival

Good Golly, Tamale!

A European American from New Jersey tries her hand at a time-honored Mesoamerican tradition.

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Becky Montes has been making tamales for 25 years. Usually, the process is a group social activity, but today it’s a lesson. I am the student. Shortly after I arrive at the church where she’ll teach me, an Italian-Polish girl from New Jersey, how to make the popular holiday dish, she informs me that she doesn’t use a recipe. She