Feliz Navidad

It is a tradition amongst families of Hispanic heritage to have tamales at Christmas. If you do a search on Google for tamales at Christmas you will find stories, poems and recipes all relating to this tradition.

After a rather bizarre Italian Christmas where I ate a lot of fried whitefish I realised there had to be something more ethnic and regional, and more importantly tasty, here in Tejas. That was the first year I tried Tamales from the Dallas Tortilla & Tamale Factory. Beef with jalapeno is my favourite. They also have pork & chicken. They have a number of locations, including Greenville Avenue near Ross & Marsalis Avenue at 8th St. down here in sunny Oak Cliff. Git you some.

3 Comments so far

  1. soolka (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2004 @ 10:15 am

    gracias for reminding me of the yummy goodness of the Tamale House. Picking up two dozen today!

  2. Les (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2004 @ 10:30 am

    I too shall be going later today. It’s a shame they are closed for Christmas but El Jordan on Bishop has, IMHO, the best salsa in Dallas. Super fresh & tasty. Nothing like hot tamales and chilly, zesty salsa.

    I need some firm avocados too. But don’t we all?!@#

  3. bunny (unregistered) on December 28th, 2004 @ 7:50 am

    Good news on good tamales. Aparicio’s in Plano usually lays the smackdown on other tamale places but this year’s crop is kind of blah. Such a disappointment.

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