Tuesday, September 7, 2010
this is Carmen and Janet, two of the other trainees in my site....Carmen is the happy one
this is my host mom Esperanza, cuttin' up meat bits to put in the tamales...
and here's how the magic starts...
this is a mix of masa (corn meal) and a spicy tomato sauce)
I think that's pork
After you roll up the mixture inside the first hoja (leaf) you wrap it again in another leaf to make sure it doesn't leak
then you have to tie it off - here's Carmen showing off her skillz
ta-da....the little piece of black plastic marks the type (chicken, pork, or Spicy)
here's my host mom pretending like she's pissed off because I'm taking so many pictures
this is what she looks like 99% of the time (she's awesome)
Posted by Justin at 6:46 AM