DC Comics Wants you to Know Green Lantern Is Very Fond of Tamales

Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, DC Comics is giving Green Lantern a very Mexican look by… making him carrying a bag of –what else?– tamales!

According to press reports, the original cover featured an homage to Mexican muralist Jorge González Camarena’s La Patria (see image below.) But somehow, the marketing bosses thought it didn’t look quite Mexican enough.

Jorge Molina, the artist himself, confirmed on Twitter that he created the original cover as a homage to González Camarena, but distanced himself from the tamal-themed one that it ended up being promoted.

Yeah, it’s going to be a long, long Hispanic Heritage Month…

The original image was so much better imho

Someone Is Peddling a ‘Tamal de Elote’ Candle, Because Why the Hell Not?

Pardon my French but, WTF is this?

I’m not even on Facebook, but thanks to my loyal followers, I learned there’s some people out there peddling a tamal de elote candle, which promises to fill your room with “the warm aroma of corn and sugar.”

Oh, did I mention is also veggie?

I don’t know about you, but tamales should be left alone where they belong: Inside a warm, big bolillo.

Photo: Oh Comadres Candles on Facebook

U.S. Post Office Debuts Stamps Featuring Tamales, Sancocho and other Hispanic Delicacies

The stamps have been designed by artist John Parra

Yo, immigrant haters: I have real bad news for you.

The U.S. Postal Service has confirmed the issuance of a new series of stamps dedicated “to the influence of Central and South American, Mexican and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine,” because, really, if it weren’t for my people (i.e. the Hispanics) you guys would be stuck eating hamburgers and Taco Bell “food.”

So get ready for a smörgåsbord of tamales, flan, empanadas, chiles rellenos, ceviche and sancocho and start licking these suckers!

Via: The Associated Press

Tamales Know no Borders

... and they're only $1.50 each!
… and they’re only $1.50 each!

The so-called President can say whatever he wants, and build a wall as big as his ego, but my people continue to make this blogger (and many more Mexicans) very happy on this side of the border.

Photo: Laura Martínez, 2017. Harlem

J.C. Penney Wants you to Have a Very Happy ‘Tamalegiving’

And you? Do you imagine a Thanksgiving full of tamales?
And you? Do you imagine a Thanksgiving Day with a lot of tamales?

In the latest installment of the “How to Turn your Gringo Holiday into a Relevant Latino Holiday,” series, I give you Tamalegiving, a simple -yet delicious- way to turn Thanksgiving Day into Tamalegiving Day instead.

Watch a very cute, acculturated Guatemalan-American kid saying “guácala” to his mom’s gallina as he makes his case for a Thanksgiving full of tamales. Oh, sí.

Alas, I’m more of a ‘Tacogiving’ type of person. But hey, that’s me!

Happy Tamalegiving, pues!

hat tip: Betti Ortega

Eau de Tamal: The Fine Scent of Rich, Meaty Latino Foods


Have you had it with your regular French cologne? Do you ever wish you smelled like a rich, meaty tamal?

Worry no more! Puerto Rican expert perfumer Zorayda Ortiz has concocted a tamale [sic] fragrance, which, she says…

…Will make you smell exactly like the meaty tamales you grew up eating in abuelita’s kitchen.

Ortiz says that she came up with such a delicious fragrance by blending “notes of red chili pepper and ginger with drops of pineapple, Indian sandalwood and vanilla essential oils.” I don’t know about Puerto Ricans, but the tamales I grew up around [in my abuela’s kitchen, of course] smelled of chile poblano, mole oaxaqueño, beans and salsa morita, which by they way is something I’m not particularly looking forward to smell like.

In any case, perhaps Ms. Ortiz will tweak her recipe a bit to please this tamal-starved, stinky Mexican?