Delta Tamales

Delta Tamales

How delta tamales got here is still a mystery. Some say migrant cotton harvesters from Mexico introduced the Mississippi Delta region to them in the early 1900’s, which made African-American residents start making them too! They are a notable cuisine in the South and today we are diving into these delicious wrapped foods!

Laura Beth Peters and Lainie Stubblefield

How delta tamales got here is still a mystery. Some say migrant cotton harvesters from Mexico introduced the Mississippi Delta region to them in the early 1900’s, which made African-American residents start making them too! They are a notable cuisine in the South and today we are diving into these delicious wrapped foods!

Great resources on tamale history: “Delta Hot Tamales” by Anne Martin “A Good Meal is Hard to Find” by Amy C. Evans If you want to hit a bunch of various establishments, check out the Tamale Trail Our Delta Blues Episode would be fun to check out if you make the trip through Clarksdale, MS https://apple.co/3d6zeU3 You can order online and have them shipped to you! Scott’s Hot Tamales CC's Hot Tamales Loved this copy of Greek Restaurant, Taziki’s Lemon Chicken Soup: https://bit.ly/3rzsQZb TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU ARE PRACTICING HOSPITALITY during Covid-19. In 90 seconds or less, leave us a voice recording to share what you’ve done or what you’ve seen another do to show hospitality even in a pandemic. Record your message here and we may include in a future episode: https://bit.ly/3q2KjZO Follow Us @SteelMagnoliasPodcast