Hot Tamale TrailSaturday, April 22, 2006
Av and I were driving back from Livingston and Faunsdale, and we heard a spot on 'All Things Considered Weekend' with John T. Edge being interviewed about the Hot Tamale Trail. It was a nice segment...and when I got home, I saw that the Southern Foodways Alliance has set up a website for it here.
Although there are a *ton* of places that have been left out (it would be impossible to list them all - or even just the really great ones), the Tamale Trail site has listed 38 tamale places inside the Delta, about 1/3 of which we've been to. Our favorite tamales have come from Scott's in Greenville (and our least favorite at Giardina's in Greenwood, although I like a lot of the other things Giardina's serves). I'm going to make a note of any they list that we might want to try next time.
The pic below is of tamales we had at Airport Grocery in Cleveland.
Also at the site are some of the oral histories they've done, a documentary that will be released Fall of 2007 called 'They're Red Hot', and a recipe. I may make a batch of my own tamales (close, but not exactly their recipe) later this week - so if I do - I'll post it.