Los Angeles

Event Announcement: A Spring Tamalada

Slow Food Los Angeles & Mama’s Hot Tamale CaféTM are pleased to invite you to attend A Spring Tamalada.

Join us as we welcome the arrival of spring in Los Angeles with a spring Tamalada at Mama’s Hot Tamale Café. We will gather to experience a fun-filled and convivial evening of tamale-making, cooking, and eating under the expert supervision of some of the finest local purveyors of this extraordinary food.

The humble tamale is one of the world’s most ancient foods, dating back over 5,000 years to the pre-Columbian era. In many ways basically unchanged from it ancestral origins, this amazingly versatile food nevertheless assumes a dazzling array of shapes, sizes, and flavors. Found in indigenous and Hispanic cultures in all of the Americas, there is no better way to explore the mystery of this enduring staple of human civilization than to make them yourself! You can’t go wrong when you’re in the hands of the pros!

When: Friday, March 30, 2007 from 6:00pm-9:00pm>
Where: Mama’s Hot Tamale Café, 2122 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Price: $50.00 for Slow Food Members; $60.00 for nonmembers. Price includes tamale-making workshop, dinner, tax, and tip. You will be provided containers to bring your tamales home with you.
Reservations: Two steps:
First, to RESERVE, send an e-mail to jordan_vannini [at] hotmail [dot] com with your name, contact information, and the number in your party.

Then, to CONFIRM, make your check payable to “Mama’s Hot Tamale Café” and mail it to Tamalada
P.O. Box 91536
Pasadena, CA 91109

Confirmations are on a first-come, first-paid basis.

About Mama’s Hot Tamales:
Mama’s Hot Tamale CaféTM is an apprentice-operated business and job training restaurant that provides hands-on and classroom instruction designed to train low-and-moderate-income vendors in the disciplines necessary to begin a career path toward success in the culinary world.

Participants acquire the knowledge, abilities, and skills to pursue opportunities in the food service and hospitality industry as bakers, cooks, caterers, hosts, restaurant owners or managers, waiters/waitresses, or permitted sidewalk vendors. Featuring authentic presentations of regional dishes from throughout the Americas, this unique dining experience engages patrons as valuable participants in the education training process of our future culinary professionals.

For more information on Mama’s Hot Tamales, visit their web site. For information on Sidewalk Vending, visit the web information page.

We hope you’ll join us.