Embracing the mixed culture and heritage of our region, Pam Matthews will offer a Cooking Lesson Saturday December 20th at 1pm where participants will enjoy the camaraderie of a time honored holiday tradition--Tamale Making. First she will demonstrate creating the fillings, both a rojo beef and a verde chicken filling along with the masa, then guests will gather for a fun-filled afternoon of assembling the tamales. Participants will each go home with a dozen tamales for their own enjoyment or gift giving, and of course we'll steam some to taste the fruit of our labor. Tamale making is a time of festive conversation and female bonding (however guys are welcome, too!) And the tradition typically gathers friends, sisters, mothers, daughters and neighbors marking the rite of passage as the technique is handed down from one generation to the next. Homemade tamales are a savory treat and readily freeze. The filling can be a number of selections, we will focus on the two most popular for this event. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Seminar $35 per person, spend the night with us at the Inn $129 for two first night, $99 additional nights--make a fun weekend of it and return home with a special gift for those on your list. Additional tamales can be made for $10/dozen.
A tamale is a corn flour paste wrapped around a typically meat/Mexican seasoned sauce, formed in a corn husk then steamed to perfection, unwrapped and eaten by hand.
When: Saturday December 20th, 2008 1pm
Where: Montgomery Inn Bed & Breakfast
270 Montgomery Ave
Versailles, KY 40383
Contact: Innkeeper Pam Matthews