Why do Mexicans Consume Tamales at Christmas?

In Mexico the Southwest and for many Mexican-American families, Christmas time suggests tamale-time. They are eaten all year, but throughout the holiday season, which for Mexicans extends from the Banquet of Our Woman of Guadalupe on Dec. 12 through Three Kings’ Day on Jan. 6, they are a cooking requirement, like Christmas cookies.< img src="https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS_tZBF1oD-n1kkythzWlgRvBYogT3mNUWe0BDA-7LttlU2tkbCvA"alt="Imagen relacionada"width= "450"height="360"/ > In Mexico, the most standard tamales are made from pork or pieces of beef, though chicken (leg meat, ideally; the breast can

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be too dry) is also popular. In the southwestern state of Oaxaca, tamales are covered in plantain leaves and filled with chicken and onions seasoned by mole negro, a sauce of poblano peppers, and chocolate. In Tabasco, on the Gulf Coast, they are filled with garfish.< img src= "image/svg+xml,%3Csvg %20xmlns

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There’s evidence that the Inca of South America even consumed tamales. So why tamales at Christmas? There are a number of theories about why this food has ended up being so identifiable with the birth of Christ.

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Corn was a very essential crop in Mesoamerica, with individuals believing that individuals were created from corn. Tamales, because they were covered in corn husks, entered into routine offerings. As a nod to those times, individuals prepare tamales for unique events including baptisms, weddings, Dia Del Los Muertos, and, naturally, Christmas. Tamales can likewise be viewed as a symbol of the Virgin Mary, bring in

her the infant Jesus or a mother bring a future life, especially if the tamale includes an olive. Making tamales is labor-intensive, so often lots of are made at once, and friends and families are welcomed over for a day– or more– of togetherness and tamales.< img src="https://i0.wp.com/themazatlanpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Gloria-Galindo-making-tamales-1.jpg?w=1440&ssl=1 1440w, https://i0.wp.com/themazatlanpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Gloria-Galindo-making-tamales-1.jpg?resize=300%2C169&ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/themazatlanpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Gloria-Galindo-making-tamales-1.jpg?resize=768%2C432&ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/themazatlanpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Gloria-Galindo-making-tamales-1.jpg?resize=1024%2C576&ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/themazatlanpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Gloria-Galindo-making-tamales-1.jpg?resize=696%2C392&ssl=1 696w, https://i0.wp.com/themazatlanpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Gloria-Galindo-making-tamales-1.jpg?resize=1068%2C601&ssl=1 1068w, https://i0.wp.com/themazatlanpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Gloria-Galindo-making-tamales-1.jpg?resize=747%2C420&ssl=1 747w"alt=""width="696"height="392"/ > Gloria Galindo The Mazatlan Post

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