Comfort Food: All About Tamales

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Comfort Food: All About Tamales

What’s your go-to comfort food?

Morning Shift has been exploring favorite comfort foods this chilly season, from beef stew with red miso to savory meat pies to caramelized pears in a warm cream sauce. And during this time of year, with the holiday season in full swing, tamales, too, can be a go-to comfort food. The weeks heading into Christmas are, for many Mexican families, a time to gather in the kitchen and take part in a tamalada — or a tamal-making party.

Morning Shift talks to Dayna Calderón about her family’s tamalada tradition ahead of Christmas.

Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia makes tamales with his mother and oldest sister, Alida. (Courtesy of Tony Sarabia)

Courtesy of Dayna Calderon
Courtesy of Dayna Calderon
Courtesy of Dayna Calderon
Courtesy of Tony Sarabia