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Taste of Tamales Food Festival


When:
12/15/2013 - 12/15/2013
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Where:

Placita Olvera
Main St. & Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Event Website
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Taste of Tamales Food Festival

La Placita Olvera is located across the street from Union Station and one block from Chinatown.

It is a host of many beautiful traditions held by our Latin Community. It is also known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles; a traditional Mexican style plaza area with shops for handcrafted Mexican souvenirs. Olvera Street is the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles in 1781.

A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa (a starchy dough, usually corn-based), which is steamed or boiled in a leaf or corn husk 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. Tamales were used as portable food, often to support their armies, but also for hunters and travelers.

At the “Taste of Tamales Food Festival” (free entrance) in La Placita Olvera, more than 15,000 Latinos from different countries and 5,000 people from other nationalities will taste a full variety of Tamales (a holiday tradition) provided by Food Vendors and Restaurants of the Los Angeles area. They will also enjoy Arts & Crafts, Musical groups, 10,000 free toys for children, cooking books, Commercial Products, free health screenings, services and information provided by all type of exhibitors.

Where:

Placita Olvera
Main St. & Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
12/15/2013 - 12/15/2013
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Event Website

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