must all decide whether to make or buy tamales. There are a
number of reasons to make tamales. First, it is fun. As we have
mentioned on other parts of the site, making tamales is a tradition among
friends all over the world. In the fall, women who are best friends can
get together for a day of fellowship and Tamale cooking. I know many
people who pick a day in the fall to renew old friendships, and stuff the
freezer full of this delicious Mexican food dish.
Tamales freeze well so you can make enough to last all winter. One weekend of
hard work will yield a winter's worth of wonderful tamales.
Another reason to make tamales yourself is that they will be the best.
When you start with the World's best tamale recipe (courtesy of this site), and
then add your love and careful attention, you will end up with a dish that
simply can not be matched.
When you become good at making tamales by following the detailed directions on
this site, and when you share those tamales with friends and family, you will
become renowned for your cooking and you can rest assured that you will always
be invited to social events (in hopes that you might bring Tamales!)
Making good tamales is a skill that will serve you well the rest of your life.
It is well worth the effort to become an accomplished Hot Tamale Chef!