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SF Heritage 2019 Lecture Series Presents: History of Tamale-Making in San Francisco

  • 906.World Cultural Center 906 Broadway San Francisco United States (map)

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, tortilla factories flourished in the Mexican Quarter surrounding Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (at 906 Broadway), with the city’s residents consuming more than 25,000 tamales each week. Jonathan Lammers explores San Francisco’s rich tamale-making tradition. Co-presented by 906 World Cultural Center and SF Latino Historical Society.

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