Friday, October 18, 2013

"Mexican Tamale" Recipe, Lake Village M. E. Church South Cook Book, ca 1920

Mrs. C. B. Cornell's "Mexican Tamale" Recipe

Just in time for this weekend's Hot Tamale Festival in Greenville...a ca. 1920 recipe for "Mexican Tamales"

This recipe appears in a cookbook published by the Lake Village Methodist Episcopal Church South (today's Lakeside United Methodist Church), around 1920.  The cookbook is part of the Arkansas Cookbook Collection at the Special Collections at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Anybody know who Mrs. C.B. Cornell was? She was living in Lake Village as late as 1946.

I wonder how these "Mexican Tamales" compare to Mrs. Rhoda's Hot Tamales?

1 comment:

  1. They were so moist that they literally melted in my mouth. I call them gourmet tamales.