Have I mentioned that I love food, especially food proudly presented at regional festivals? I’ve been to festivals celebrating apples, artichokes, bread, cheese, cherries and garlic, among others, but nothing compares to those gift-like packages known as tamales. Unwrap the corn husk, and the aromatic steam hints of the savory or sweet filling within the rich masa.
Among my friends and family are those who might swear that Silver City’s brilliant decision last year to have a Tamale Festival was the main reason I moved back home, because I love tamales so much! This year, “New Mexico Tamal Fiesta y Más” on Dec. 8th takes the whole tamale adventure a few steps further, with music and dancing, and lots of tamales to sample downtown. The best tamale will be chosen at noon. Mmmm, how can I be on the panel of judges next year?
Even the Silver City Museum is involved, offering classes on Culture in the Kitchen and making traditional Mexican paper flowers.
A whole day dedicated to my favorite food – thank you Silver City!
~ Silver City Serena