A Tamale Troubleshooting Guide

Learn from my mistakes, lest you end up with dry tamales.

Izzie Ramirez
4 min readDec 30, 2020

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I forgot to take a photo of my completed tamales because I was so tired. So here’s this instead.

Last week, I began my tamale journey, which felt insurmountable at the time, but in retrospect was an enjoyable project that helped me curb my school-related anxiety. Yes, I had to make salsa three times because I kept screwing up. Yes, my boyfriend and I spent two hours or so wrapping up the tamales. Yes, we made…

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Izzie Ramirez

Writing about climate, culture & comida wherever I go. Work in: GEN, Bitch Media, VICE, Jezebel, and then some. Medium’s resident Gen Z kid.