SF Heritage Lecture: History of Tamale-Making in San Francisco | SF
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906 World Cultural Center | 906 Broadway, San Francisco, CA
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As a cheap and easy-to-prepare food, the sale of tamales on the streets of San Francisco dates to the Gold Rush. By 1890, tamale factories flourished in the “Mexican Colony” surrounding Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (at 906 Broadway), with the city’s residents consuming more than 25,000 tamales each week. In fact, the popularity of tamales as late-night street food is a uniquely San Francisco export.
Jonathan Lammers explores the city’s rich tamale-making tradition, which served as the basis for some of the city’s longest-lived and most successful Latino-owned businesses. Co-presented by 906 World Cultural Center and SF Latino Historical Society. It will be held at 906 World Cultural Center, 906 Broadway.
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