At the “Taste of TAMALES” Annual Los Angeles Food Festival (free entrance to the public) more than 50,000 people from all nationalities will taste a full variety of Tamales (a holiday tradition) offered by Food Vendors and Restaurants of Los Angeles area. Attendants can also get other type of foods and enjoy Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Carnival Rides & Games, 20,000 free toys for children, Commercial Products, free health screenings, services and information provided by all type of exhibitor companies.
A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa (a starchy dough, usually corn-based), which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste.
Mexican-style, Central America-style and South American-style tamales are featured at ethnic restaurants throughout California and the United States. There are also some distinctly indigenous styles. Tamales have been traced back to the Ancient Maya people, who prepared them for feasts. Maya people called their corn tortillas and tamales both Utah.
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