Tamale Fans of the World Rejoice

I’m a huge fan of the humble tamale. So I’m thrilled to see that this weekend brings us the 1st Annual Los Angeles International Tamale Festival. If you’ve ever wondered how tamales vary from one region to another (and they do), the festival will feature over one hundred tamale vendors, selling and representing various regions of Mexico and the countries of Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, and many others. The festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday downtown, so you only have a few days to prepare your belly for the tamale eating contest.