Tamales 101: A Beginner's Guide to Making Traditional Tamales: A Cookbook

Tamales 101: A Beginner's Guide to Making Traditional Tamales: A Cookbook

by Alice Guadalupe Tapp

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Overview

Alice Guadalupe Tapp, co-owner of Tamara's Tamales, reveals the art of tamale making and imparts her knowledge and passion for this comforting treat in Tamales 101.

Tamales 101 will show beginners how to make masa dough as well as fold and steam tamales to perfection. Then, once you've mastered the basics, you'll be whipping up batches of Chicken Tomatillo, Chorizo Potato, Vegetable Curry, and Greek tamales in no time.

With recipes for nearly 100 traditional, vegetarian, vegan, and specialty tamales and sauces, and 60 food and spot photographs and 15 illustrations showing, step by step, how to spread masa and wrap and tie tamales, Tamales 101 will send you on a culinary adventure that's sure to delight and impress your guests.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607743712
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 718,502
File size: 35 MB
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About the Author

Every Saturday, when ALICE GUADALUPE TAPP was only seven years old, she'd help her grandmother make tamales to sell after Sunday mass. Now Alice is co-owner (with her daughter, Tamara) of Tamara's Tamales in Marina Del Rey, California.

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Tamales 101: A Beginner's Guide to Making Traditional Tamales 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a birthday present for a friend that had tried to make tamales a few months earlier and didn't quite get it right. This book showed the secrets and made it VERY easy. It also showed cultural variations plus dietary variations like vegetarian, vegan, and dairyless. It even included desert tamales! It is beautifully illustrated and easy to read. If you want to learn how to make your own delicious tamales this is the only book you need to buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! this book is creative, fresh and still retains the authenticity of the flavors in Mexican cooking in the Tamales.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts with an easy outline of 10 steps and a list of essential and optional tamale-making equipment. With clear verbal directions and excellent illustrations on how to roll the tamales, even a beginner can make tamales that actually look like the mouth-watering pictures in the book! The fluffy masa and numerous combinations really invite your imagination to personalize your tamales. Time-honored traditional recipes are also included, so it is a well-rounded and very useful cookbook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was totally unaware of what I was doing when I attempted to make my very first batch of tamales. This book was amazing...it provided different masas, easy to follow directions with the best results. Even if you are a pro at making tamales these recipes can only enhance your abilities.
shaska on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So far, I've tried out the traditional Pork in Red Sauce Tamales. My boyfriend needs to show me how to wrap these things. But WOOHOO!!! That sauce recipe was BADASS. 8)~I've given it a "4" because I've only tried one recipe so far. I will certainly up the rating to "5" if, when I try out the other variations, I get the same consistent results. Great pics, clearly written, and.. yes, you need at least a couple people to make these. Delicious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a gift for someone else and it looks fabulous! I hope I'm a lucky recipient of some of the recipes this book has to offer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago