Making Tamales The tamale, also known as the tamalii, is popular throughout parts of the world. The tamale gets its meaning “wrapped food” from the corn husks, which surrounds the outside of the tamale. Though nobody knows when or who invented the tamale it is said to have been traced as far back as 5000 BC and were served as battle food for the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas soldiers.
Tamales are an ancient and modern cunei that brings family’s together and there made uniquely and has a cultural background. When the Aztec women were taken along in battle as cooks for the army. There was a need to have a more portable yet sustainable food and the tamales could be made ahead of time, packed and warmed as needed. Now we cook tamales more for holidays and in the fall time. Originally, the tamales were cooked by burying them in hot ashes, which made them crispy and brown.
▸ How to MakeTamales: Tamales can be made from many ways. You can choose to have a dough from corn or potatoes, include only meat, vegetables, or both, and finally choose what you want it wrapped in, like leaves or husks. What you do decide to wrap it affects the flavor in the end. When the tamales are wrapped in cornhusks, they resemble tamales from Mexico, & are called
The Spanish had brought ingredients from their homeland such as cheese, lard and rice. Due to the fact that Arizona borders Mexico the huge influence that Mexico has been highly expressed and seen in the way of food. Some traditions that were pasted from Mexico to Arizona is the cooking of tamales that are
If Mexican culture were a quilt, then the many varied fabric patches that comprise its surface would be meals, the batting would be equal parts family and religion, and the thread used to sew the quilt together would be tradition. The people of Mexico consider mealtimes to be of utmost importance in their culture; however, much like an attractive quilt that lacks proper insulation—pretty, but useless—mealtimes lose much of their meaning without the substance that family and religion provide. Mealtimes in Mexico are a family affair, and immediate families in Mexico are typically multigenerational and tend to be quite large. Unlike most Americans, Mexican meals are almost exclusively had in the home—rather than in restaurants—where they are prepared,
That day we eat tamales and atole. It is a Good time with the family. In November 30 or around December 5 we do some thing that it is call Rasca de reyes. It is a bread that Have a little baby Jesus hidden in the bread represents the flight of the Holy Family,fleeing from King Herod. In my culture , if a person get one they are reponsibility of hosting a dinner and providing tamales and atole to the guests.
As hispanics we like to celebrate a lot, we celebrate some of the same holidays as other cultures. During Christmas time we make posadas which is half religious and half celebrating , we recreate Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage to Bethlehem .When we finish with that part we start with the party half which we celebrate with food and piñatas. As Hispanics we really do believe in traditions, during christmas time we like to make big parties all our family and friends get together to celebrate we make some traditional food like tamales, punch ,buñuelos and many other food .
We make tons of food such as posole and tamales. At some point of that time everyone gathers around where baby Jesus is and we pray together. In my Mexican culture, we celebrate quinceaneras. When I turned fifteen my dad threw me a quinceanera. This celebration is basically when a lady, such as myself, takes the first step to becoming a woman.
Many traditions of foods are eaten in households but my household Arroz con Leche is the food we mostly eat in the winter because it is eaten warm with bread on the side. The foods consumed by everybody has an origin it’s not usually from where our parents are from it has gone through different cultures. As for Arroz con Leche it can be found in many different Spanish speaking countries for example, Cost Rica and Peru are the common ones. It can be found in other places as well but they do it differently than Spanish speaking countries. Arroz con Leche can be eaten cold or warm in different areas of the world.
Throughout history, various ancient civilizations all over the globe have created traditions and customs that have been passed down through generation to generation. The idea of having these customs withstand the test of time is truly remarkable. A perfect example of the passing of tradition is the Mexican celebration of El Dia De Los Muertos. El Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that honors and celebrates loved ones of family who have passed away. Although it has its origins from the Aztec Empire, the holiday is widely celebrated in Latin America and even some parts of the United States.
The colonials of New Spain brought animals such as horses, cattle, goats, sheep, chicken and pigs. Here Pilcher describes the importance of corn and wheat. He uses very descriptive to show Mexico’s elites love towards dishes based on wheat. He also discusses Mexico’s oldest documents of cookbooks, however, the Europeans heavily influenced them. Mole poblano turned out strangely similar to European cooking and wouldn’t have been considered from the
El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy Calaveras, and parades. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 leave on November 2. In order to celebrate, the families make altars and place ofrendas of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo of the departed soul are placed on the altar.
I come from an authentic Hispanic family, who is traditional in plenty distinct aspects. We treasure all the memories that have occurred to all of us and we laugh about the embarrassing moments we all had. We hold traditional customs and we accept new traditions as well. All of us are over protective of each and every family member, meaning that if anyone in the family has a problem we will not stop until it is fixed. To every family member, family is always first.
When I was little my mom introduced me to bands like Mana, artists like Romeo Santos, or Selena Quintanilla she would listen to, when she was growing up. All I can remember is I liked the beat even though I could not understand it. Though none that meant anything to me as long as my mom was pleased with me listening to the music. Though as I grew saw the impact the music had on American culture and it made me happy. Zachary Stieber states that, “Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates a growing segment of the American population and culture.
The celebration is a public event with all kinds of floats,vibrant colors and costumes.with no doubt this celebration is a very incredible and unique mexican holiday another tradition is Semana Santa(the week of Easter).Semana Santa is a celebration of the annual tribute of the Passion of Jesus Christ. The mexicans perform a dance on the streets and pray to god. Semana santa is celebrated on spring break. My favorite tradition to celebrate is El Día de los Muertos (Day of the