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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Want Me Some Tamales

When the ancient Aztecs made the first tamales, they probably could not have imagined that their creation would be popular thousands of years later. While lots of people enjoy tamales, fewer know how to make them. So, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Rincon Valley Library is hosting a Tamale Making Workshop. Salome Arenas Ramirez, who has been cooking traditional Mexican food for more than 50 years, will teach the uninitiated how to make the cornhusk bundles of goodness. The free class will be held on October 4, 4–5:30 p.m., at the library in Santa Rosa. Participants will finish cooking at home the tamales made in class. Register at