Know Mexico: Tamales!

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  9/5/2012

TamalesLearn how to make tamales with Ahja King at the Redmond and LaPine Public Libraries as part of the Know Mexico series being offered at Deschutes Public Library throughout the month of September. The cooking demo/tasking programs are free and open to the public but class size is limited to 20. Register by calling 312-1032 or sign up onlin at one the links below.

Saturday, September 8, 2012, 12:00 noon
Redmond Public Library

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:00 noon
LaPine Public Library

King, who has mastered all things domestic from raising pigs, sheep, and chickens to canning 450 pounds of pears, insists that no special skills are required to make tasty tamales. “A sturdy mixer is a good thing to have because mixing the masa by hand can be a beating (pun intended).” According to King, tamales are versatile, wholesome, and once mastered can be a wonderful addition to a home cook’s recipe box. “I think the best part about adding tamale making to your repertoire is that with very few ingredients and very little money you can make a delicious home cooked meal that can be eaten hot right from the steamer, cold the next day in a school lunch, or frozen for another time.”

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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