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A Lesson In Tamales from Enchilada Queen Sylvia Casares

Secrets to perfecting the tamale from a Houston pro.



The holiday and tamales go hand-in-hand. What better way to jump-start the festive season than making your own tamales from scratch. CultureMap food writer Eric Sandler goes straight to the source for tips on how the perfect the art of tamale making, Sylvia Casares of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen. So what's the secret to making a great tamale? The dough and lots of love for starters. Watch the video for Casares' tamale expertise.

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