Culinary & Wine

Tamale Cook-Off

When: Sun., Sept. 15, 12-4 p.m. 2013

Making tamales is mucho más dificil than making burritos. Observe master masa-manipulating skills in action at Viva Tamales, a tamale cook-off and Mexican Independence Day celebration at La Borinqueña Mexicatessen (582 7th St., Oakland). Many local artisans will make tamales of various types — sweet and savory, meatless and fully fleshed — which participants can then sample and judge, with beer and sangria on hand to enhance la fiesta. All proceeds benefit La Clinica de la Raza’s educational programs.

Anneli Star Josselin Rufus

Price: $15

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