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Secrets of the Tamal Revealed

The California Report December 24, 2010 During the holiday season, Latino families across California are cooking up tamales. If you’re not fortunate enough to have an abuelita, or grandma, willing to teach you the secrets of the tamal, you have two options. Befriend one, or attend a tamale-making class. There was a … more

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La Cocina’s Social Mission

PRI's The World December 27, 2010 When you think of the “underground economy,” you probably imagine guns or drugs, not empanadas or tamales. But it’s expensive to line up business licenses and commercial kitchen space. And intimidating. La Cocina is a non-profit with a very particular social mission. Caleb Zigas is the … more

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