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Dia De Los Tamales

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ta·ma·le

/ta-‘mä-lē/

noun

A tamale (rendered into English from tamales, the plural of the Spanishtamal [taˈmal], from Nahuatltamalli /taˈmalːi/) is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa (a starchy dough, usually corn-based), which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned.

Tamales have been traced back to the Ancient Maya people, who prepared them for feasts as early as the Preclassic period (1200–250 BC). Maya people called their corn tortillas and tamales both utah.

Tamales originated in Mesoamerica as early as 8000 to 5000 BC. Aztec and Maya civilizations, as well as the Olmecaand Tolteca before them, used tamales as portable food, often to support their armies, but also for hunters and travelers. Tamale use in the Inca Empire had been reported long before the Spanish visited the New World 

rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y

/revəˈlo͞oSHəˌnerē/

Adjective

-       involving or causing a complete or dramatic change.

-       constituting or bringing about a major or fundamental change  <a revolutionary new product>

 

 
 
 
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ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

 

Chef Keith Carlson, Sam Wahl, & Jeni Wahl met in Chicago and decided to form the brainchild that became: Dia De Los Tamales. With backgrounds in culinary arts, hotel/restaurant operations, entertainment management, international sales, and more they brought their talents to Get Off The Couch Events and started the venture that brough the world GOTC Catering and Dia De Los Tamales.

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