College of Liberal Arts

Talk Examines the History of Tamales

Thursday Nov 19, 2009 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | ATT Education Room, Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Mexican Center of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies presents a talk "A Brief History of Tamales" by Austin-based food writer Claudia Alarcón.

Alarcón will examine the pre-Hispanic origins of the tamale and its continued importance in Mexican cooking and culture today. It is the first talk in the "Foodways of Mexico: Past, Present and Future" speaker series, which looks at lesser-known aspects of Mexico's rich culinary tradiitons.

For more information, contact the Mexican Center at 512-232-2423 or


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