Jamaica, or Hibiscus calyces for tea. Photograph: Reed Spirito
Last night, I went to see Diana Kennedy, self described "ethnogastronome" and author of many seminal volumes on Mexican cooking, speak at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas in Austin. Part of a series on Mexican Foodways celebrating the Mexican Bicentennial, the talk [...]
Photograph by machoroboraza.
I've always been vaguely aware of the Christmas tamale tradition, but it wasn't until I moved to Texas three years ago that I realized what a huge deal tamales are around the holidays. Stores stock mountains of corn husks and pallets of pre-made masa, the corn-based dough that forms the bulk of the [...]