Tamales Stories


Tamales Stories

Beneath the fiery belly of Popocatepetl, Xochitl knelt beside the river. Her calloused hands, sun-kissed by generations, kneaded a golden paste of ground maize, coaxed alive by water’s touch. This wasn’t just food, Xochitl knew. This was a story whispered from wind-swept fields, a prayer to the gods, a gift wrapped in corn husks. This, was the tamale.

Legend tells it began with Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god. Descending from the heavens, he found the people weak and hungry. He plucked an ear of corn, kissed it with divine breath, and taught them to grind it fine. From this sacred masa, he cradled a hummingbird’s heart and steamed it in the earth’s embrace. The first tamale, a burst of life and warmth, nourished both body and soul.

Xochitl’s tale took a different path. She spoke of Tzocitl, the fire goddess. One day, flames licked too close to the maize fields, threatening the people’s bounty. Tzocitl, fearing famine, wove a spell of protection. She wrapped ears of corn in her fiery cloak, turning them to glowing embers that pushed back the flames. When the smoke cleared, the corn husks held not ashes, but a new kind of food, smoky and sweet.

As the years danced with seasons, the tamale evolved. Warriors filled them with beans and meat, a portable feast for long marches. Mothers tucked in pumpkin and chilies, a lullaby for hungry children. Priests offered them to the gods, each fold and steam a whispered prayer.

Xochitl herself had a secret filling – the memory of her grandmother’s laughter, the scent of her father’s sweat in the cornfields, the joy of sharing a meal gathered from their sacred land. As she wrapped each tamale, she wove a story into the masa, a thread in the tapestry of her people.

One day, strangers with sails like white wings arrived, their eyes wide with hunger. Xochitl offered them a tamale, a silent ambassador of her world. The bite, a burst of flavor and mystery, sparked curiosity, not conquest. The strangers learned the art of the tamale, carrying its magic with them across oceans.

And so, the tamale journeyed, a testament to the enduring spirit of Xochitl’s people. Wrapped in corn husks, it crossed borders, carrying not just food, but stories of fire and feathers, of sun-kissed fields and moonlit prayers. It became a symbol of resilience, a bridge between hearts, a taste of home, no matter where you roam.

For the tamale is not just a meal. It is a memory, a prayer, a story whispered on the wind, carried in the hands of generations, forever bound to the earth that birthed it. And as long as a hand kneads maize and a heart remembers, the tamale will live on, a legacy woven from fire and corn, a testament to the enduring magic of Xochitl’s story.

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Tamales Quotes

Connecting people with yummy mexican food like tamales.

Quotes and more:

  • Do you want to make a tamale with peanut butter and jelly? Go Ahead! Somebody will eat it”

Bobby Flay.

  • Roses are red Violets are blue Tamales are hot And so are you”


  • If you love mexican food, you’ll love tamales”

Antonio Escobar, Tamalada founder.

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  • “Going for electronics, but first tamales”
  • “Going for Shopping Fashion for Men, but first tamales”

Antonio E.

The Succulent Tamales at a Tamalada

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The Succulent Tamales at a Tamalada

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Let me tell you about the amazing and exquisite tamales,

Base on studies, the tamale existed before the tortilla creation.
Tamales are the most extraordinary and wonderful food for Mexican and Latin American cuisine, wonder why? simple, because you can combine the most extensive variety of ingredients, meaning full variety of flavors that are native from every region. Adding that it is a tradition in special and social ceremony of coexistence. This make the tamales, the most emblematic food where you gather families and friends to live and share together this beloved meal.
There is no better design food than a tamale, because it is wrapped with natural materials like corn husk or banana leaves that serves for cooking, besides wrappers are large, flexible, waterproof and decorative. Wrappers also works as a dish, it is disposable and sometimes you do not need utensil, because you can carry it directly to enjoy it.

The Tamale meteoric expansion across The United States of America are very remarkable. Thanks to the influence of the Latin America culture and gastronomy, today begins to be enjoyed between Americans and people from all over the world.
A tamalada or tamale making party is a social event, gathering family and friends together, sharing stories of their own to fill the atmosphere of rejoicing all attendees.

First love in food was tamales!

I fell in love with tamales since my childhood, full of nice memories, when watching my mom along with relatives and friends, making chicken mole tamales and sweet tamales. What a Tamalada!
The Tamalada experience is unequaled, remains a memorable footprint that endures in each person’s time. And that invites to do the next tamalada sooner.

The tamale is an irresistible meal by its texture, aroma, flavor and colorful.
The increasing demand for organic food ingredients, and the exponential rise in vegetarian and vegan products, have also produced tamales of this type, like the yummy vegan tamales. Vegetables are no longer to be consigned as a side order, they are the main course. For this Tamalada.com brings to your plate this yummy meal.

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