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Thanksgiving Tamales

Subject: Traditional foods at Thanksgiving holiday celebrations. Tamales. Collection: “Interviewer: So, you just mentioned that you make Christmas dinner every year? Interviewee: Yes, I make Christmas dinner and I make Thanksgiving dinner every year… so I started making the turkey on Thanksgiving, so which is why I love Thanksgiving so much now. I always loved… Continue Reading »

No Such Thing As Too Many Parties

Original Text: “En el día de los Reyes Magos, se pone un bebé en la Rosca de Reyes. El que corta el pedazo con el bebé tiene que hacer una fiesta con tamales el día de la Candelaria el 2 de febrero.” Transliteration: “On the day of the Kings Magicians, you put a baby in… Continue Reading »

Mexican-American Christmas Eve

EXAMPLE: ANALYSIS: My informant tells me that despite her ethnicity, she does definitely not associate herself as being culturally Mexican. It is telling then that despite these claims, the part that she associates with the most in this tradition are the Mexican foods and treats that her family indulges in. Clearly tamales, Mexican chocolate, and… Continue Reading »

Foodways – Mexican

The informant learned the following Mexican foodways from her father’s great-aunt, who was Mexican. She and her twin sister would make stovetop buttered tortillas and the family would make flatbreads and have tamales at Christmas: “There were little things that we would do when we were younger, um, like take a tortilla, put it on… Continue Reading »