A bit of tamale history
We all enjoy tasty tamales, but how many of us actually know the history behind them? Did you know that they were brought to the battle field by Aztec women who cooked for the army? The tamales were a great treat for soldiers who needed something substantial to eat.
Methods of cooking
Tamales are embedded in pre-Columbian history, going back as far as 7000 B.C. Unlike today, they were cooked in hot ash, which is where they got their crispy golden coat. Over time, the Aztecs saw how the Spanish soldiers cooked and learned a few tips from them. Rather than using buried ashes, they began to steam the tamales, using underground holes. The use of pots also became the norm...Read More