Holiday Tamale Class by Slow Food Southern Arizona

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Slow Food Southern Arizona is hosting a Holiday Tamale Class at Casino Del Sol from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 21.

Journalist Carlo Petrini and some of his friends founded the Slow Food movement in 1986. The group created the movement to preserve local cuisine by using local ingredients in restaurants and home kitchens. Since then, Slow Food has grown to over 80,000 members in 100 countries.

21dec1:00 pm3:00 pmHoliday Tamale ClassMake 'em & take 'em home1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AZ Casino Del Sol

Here in Tucson, Slow Food’s hands-on tamale-making class is getting some help with the arrangement by Casino Del Sol’s chef Ryan Clark.

The class is going to be pretty sweet, too. Throughout the class, you’ll make a dozen tamales yourself and then take home a dozen from the Casino Del Sol’s kitchen as well.

Seats are $55 per person and can be purchased the day of the event, but you can reserve your spot ahead of time.

Casino Del Sol is located at 5655 W. Valencia Rd. For more information, visit

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