Texas Food Culture
Tamales: A Longstanding Holiday Tradition in Texas
In Texas, one holiday tradition reigns across many cultures, backgrounds and family dynamics: tamales. Whether you make them, sell them, enjoy them (or a combination of all three), tamales are an integral part of the holiday season. "Tamalada" refers to a gathering where tamales are made and served. Laughter fills the room, gossip is had and memories are made around bowls filled with masa, meat and corn husks.