Community Tamalada Cooking Demonstration

With a Virtual Read-Along para familias of Gary Soto’s famous and beloved Mexican-American Christmas story


Making Tamales with Chef Carmen Anaya | Video en Español (with captions)

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Making Tamales is a family tradition and community ritual among Mexican, Mexican-American people that is also shared by a diverse mixture of Latin American cultures. The tradition of making tamales with extended families especially during the Christmas holidays can help develop a sense of unity and community, and breaks down borders and barriers between people and cultures.

This year, the gathering of families to make tamales during the holidays will help break the isolation that the pandemic may bring.
Join us for a virtual Community Tamalada on Sat. December 12, 2020 from 4-5:30pm.

Gather your children at home to enjoy a bilingual reading of Gary Soto’s famous and beloved Mexican-American Christmas story, Too Many Tamales. If you want your own copy, we have a limited number of books in Spanish at 50% discount (Hard Cover only) and English (Soft and Hard Cover available) Bilingual copies of the book are SOLD OUT. Click below to register and you will have the option of purchasing a book before you submit. NOTE: We cannot guarantee that you will receive the book in time for the event if you order after December 7, 2020.

We have three copies of Growing Up With Tamales available (Hard Cover only)
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Afterwards, stay online to learn how tamales are made and join us in making your own. We will also provide a recipe for champurrado, a traditional Mexican drink made of maize (corn meal) and Mexican chocolate that is perfect for cozy evenings during quarantine.

The event is FREE and open to all • Donations of any amount of your choice will be gratefully accepted.

Click below to sign up – once we receive your submission, you will receive a follow-up E-Mail with a link to join.

For questions, Click here
Once you register, we will send a link for you to sign up. Scroll back up ⬆ to download a copy of ingredients, so you can follow along to make your own tamales and champurrado.