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Turkey Tamales

Turkey Tamales
Courtesy of Liliana Tovar
Turkey Tamales
Courtesy of Liliana Tovar

Submitted by Liliana Tovar of Nashville, Tenn.

Turkey tamales? That's right! I suppose it is representative of having acculturated to the best of both worlds! As I am first-generation Mexican-American and grew up eating only Mexican food made from scratch (yes, my first time eating a Pop-Tart was in college), Thanksgiving was one of my favorite holidays where my siblings and I were able to identify with our friends and classmates of Scandinavian decent who were also raised in the small Swedish village in Central California. Females in our family shared the responsibility of shredding leftover turkey in preparation for the tedious, yet fulfilling task of making tamales on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve).

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