Tamales are a unique Pre-Columbian dish that is believed to have originated in Mesoamerica, the land between North and South America. Mexican tamales are perhaps the best-known version, however, almost all of the Central and South American cultures have adopted the dish into their own style of cooking. Tamales are a complete meal in a portable form. In most versions, tamales are made from a mixture of corn dough (masa) and filling, wrapped in a banana leaf or corn husk, and then steamed. The corn masa becomes firmer when steamed, and the tamale can be unwrapped and eaten on the go.
In this hands on class you will learn everything there is to know about tamale making from the perfect masa to delicious fillings and sauces. Best of all you will get to eat what we make in class! Price is for one person ages 16-adult.
- Homemade Chile Sauce
- Pulled Pork Tamales
- Pineapple Rum Coconut Tamales
Chef John Alunni
Demonstration & Hands-On