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Learn how to make tamales this holiday season

Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 14, 2018

For those looking to carry on or even start a family tradition, or those who just like to eat, the city’s Parks and Recreation department is hosting two tamale making classes on December 1.

Parks and Rec’s Cultural Services division is inviting the public to come out to its historic Galvan House in Heritage Park to watch and learn how to make tamales.

Two classes are offered for the seasonal cooking demonstration on December 1, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. and will give participants the opportunity to learn about the tradition of tamale making, as well as techniques and cooking tips.

Cost is $10 per person and includes the demonstration, recipes, and food samples.

The city says Sandra Vasquez, inventor of the Mas Tamales masa spreader will demonstrate how to spread masa on a dozen corn husks in about a minute, shaving off preparation time without compromising taste.

All participants are required to pay in advance. Seating is limited to 30 participants, so call (361) 826-3411 early to register and secure your place.