Vegetarian Tamales

For years I have wanted to make Tamales, but never have because, well, I also have some reservations about cooking with lard and I also living with a jewish man who keeps Kosher so….the lard thing is really not an option.  Then there is the corn husk soaking and the steaming, something about these delicious comfort food carb bombs that I love to eat when I am in Mexico or at a Mexican restaurant have always seemed inaccessible to me as a cook.  Silly right?  But there you have it.  Now, thanks to Mira and Daniel Tamales are within reach! I am so Psyched!

Check out the recipe at The Perennial Plate, and stay tuned here, tho something tells me mine won’t be as pretty….

 

 

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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