TAMALFEST DC 2015

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TamalFest DC took place to a sold out crowd on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a big success! We were honored to have present a dozen cooks representing six different countries to share their cooking, culture and traditions with such a big crowd.

El TamalFest DC se llevó a cabo el 19 de abril de 2015. Una celebración de la comida tradicional que ha pasado de generación en generación a través de la América en sus diferentes variedades, fue en parte fiesta y en parte intercambio cultural. Fue un gran éxito con la participación con una docena de cocineros, representando seis países latinoamericanos y mas que dos veces el publico esperado.

 

¡Esperamos a todos en el segundo anual TamalFest DC en 2016! See you at the second annual Tamalfest DC in 2016!

¡Los diplomas y premios!  The winning cooks took home People’s Choice Awards and prizes!

    BestTasteTF2015    BestPresentationTF2015The $100 Mejor Sabor/Best Taste prize was won by Norma Castro and Mauricio Vasquez, picture left with Norma’s daughter. Carlos Rosario Culinary Academy’s team took home the $100 Mejor Presentación/Best Presentation prize. Pictured right, front row (left to right): Tahiti Monroe, Miriam Perlacio and Renee Moore. Second row from the left: Chefs and culinary instructors Jason Story and Chris Pepin and Chef Sebastien Lamerre, the school’s Culinary Arts Academy Director.

 

Aquí estan los contactos si quieres ordenar tamales In case you can’t wait for next year, here’s how to contact the TamalFest cooks.

 

Colombia: Alba Lucía Henao, The Wooden Spoon, www.yourwoodenspoon.com, info.woodenspoon2014@gmail.com, 240-848-2557

Costa Rica: María Rivera & Keyla García, Pura Vida Catering, puravidama3@gmail.com, 571-577-5221

Peru: The Carlos Rosario Team, www.carlosrosario.org

Mexico: Connie Ortiz, Connies Autentic Mexican Cuisine, www.conniesmexicancuisine.com, cortizjohnson@verizon.net, 301-593-0871

Guatemala: Angélica López, 202-556-5253

El Salvador: Michael O’Connor, Cocinana, www.cocinana.com, tamales@cocinana.com

El Salvador: Michael O’Connor, Cocinana, www.cocinana.com, tamales@cocinana.com

El Salvador: Norma Castro & Mauricio Vasquez, www.saintstephensdc.org

Mexico: Ofelio Crespo, Mexican Cowboy Tamales, www.themexicancowboy.com, ofeliocrespocowboy@gmail.com, 202-702-0637

Mexico: Soledad & Victoria Mejía López, victorialopez428@gmail.com, 301-275-8748

READ MORE! If you missed the fest, there was some terrific news coverage. Here’s a story about the tamal makers that came out on NBCnews.com. Other coverage in the Washington Post and the Washington Hispanic can be found here, here and here.

Photos by Hola Cultura staff and Antonio Hernandez of electric-llama.com

Thanks everyone! ¡Gracias a todos!

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