#BestTamalesEver? Try the sweet corn in Matazalan on a local food tour
Sweet corn tamales in Matzalan

#BestTamalesEver? Try the sweet corn in Matazalan on a local food tour

We are in Mazatlan, Mexico, the second port on our New Years’ cruise aboard the Holland America Oosterdam and we have forsaken a cruise tour today to see the city with a local, through its food.

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In Denver: learning to make tamales for the holidays
The tamales are ready to eat

In Denver: learning to make tamales for the holidays

Tamales are a traditional holiday treat in a lot of the American Southwest and South of the Border. I've loved them since I was a kid growing up in Texas. But I never knew how to make them.

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In Fairplay CO: Dorothy’s Tamales, a hidden mountain gem
Dorothy and her tamales

In Fairplay CO: Dorothy’s Tamales, a hidden mountain gem

We heard about Dorothy’s from our daughter Mel, an avid skier and Colorado College student who would stop often on her forays to the mountains. So when were casting about for somewhere to go for lunch—not that there aren’t many choices in Breckenridge!—we thought of Dorothy’s. It was a beautiful blue-sky day and the mountain views on the drive over were fantastic.

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