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"Mouthwatering . . . this book's a treat for eye and palate."—Metropolitan Home magazine

"Nobody makes a tamale quite like Sedler."—Ruth Reichl

Popular features of southwestern and Mexican cooking, tamales—little packages of corn masa dough—are quickly becoming one of America's favorite wrapped foods thanks to the genius of these three chefs. Tamales are inexpensive, easy to prepare, and highly versatile. Best of all, they can be made with all types of fillings and in limitless styles.

Try these tempting variations:
* Roasted Potato, Garlic, and Sun-Dried Tomato Tamales
* Asparagus and Hollandaise Tamales
* Caribbean Jerk Shrimp Tamales
* Lobster Newburg Tamales
* Smoked Salmon Tamales with Horseradish Crema
* Arroz con Pollo Tamales
* Chicken Tamales with Mole Poblano
* Coriander-Cured Beef Tamales with Barbecue-Onion Marmalade
* Lamb Tamales with Mint, Black Beans, and Blackened Tomato and Mint Salsa
* Mom's Apple Pie tamales
* Chocolate Bread Pudding Tamales
* And more than 100 other recipes
* After tasting these tantalizing recipes, you'll agree it's true that good things do come in small packages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764525674
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/24/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 637,845
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK MILLERis an internationally acclaimed chef and authority on Southwestern cooking. He owns Coyote Café in Santa Fe, and his most recent restaurant, Wildfire, opened to rave reviews in Sydney, Australia.

JOHN SEDLARis an internationally acclaimed chef and authority on Southwestern cooking. His Los Angeles-area restaurants have included St. Estephe, Bikini, and Abiquiu. Sedlar is a founder of the Tamale Museum in Southern California.

STEPHAN PYLES is an internationally acclaimed chef and authority on Southwestern cooking, and the founder of 12 restaurants over the past two decades, including Routh Street Cafe, baby Routh and Star Canyon in Dallas. He was the host of the nationally syndicated, Emmy-Award winning PBS series New Tastes from Texas.

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Table of Contents



Notes on preparing Tamales.

Tamale Masa Dough and Tamale Base Recipes.

Vegetarian Tamales.

Seafood Tamales

Poultry and Fowl Tamales.

Meat and Game Tamales.

Dessert Tamales.

Basic Recipes, Sauces, and Techniques.


List of Photographs.


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