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Tamales in the Delta? How a Mexican Delicacy Became a Mississippi Staple

Consider the tamale—a humble, yet tasty Mexican dish of steamed corn husk filled with meat, veggies, cheese and other delectable ingredients. You might know tamales from your favorite lunch spot or go-to food truck. But little did you know that this Mesoamerican staple long ago made its way to the great state of Mississippi. Say what? This is a food story that begins (and ends) with family. Confused? Let us explain (and make you hungry).

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