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.