The Tamale Trail . . . of Mississippi

More info on the Hot Tamale Trail of Mississippi and the Southern Foodways Alliance oral histories exploring this Southern variety of Mexican food. First, Mr. Larry Lee from Greenville, MS:


Ms. Tamara Calhoun of Cleveland, MS:


I like this Mississippi taco/tamale truck story of Mr. Lumumba Ajanaku of Yazoo City, MS:


Then from Arkansas, Mr. Joe St. Columbia of West Helena, AR:

Notice when the folks speak of the type of dough/flour they use. Wheat versus corn. You’ll also note the ways different individuals speak of Mexican food. How can we examine these stories through the lens of racialization in the South? (Note the Mexican bandido on Pasquale’s Hot Tamales truck.)

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