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Zingerman’s Roadhouse - Mississippi Delta Tamales
This snack food of the Mississippi Delta has its origin in Mexican migrant workers.
The flavor comes from the cornmeal instead of the finer masa flour. The tamales are simmered or steamed. Often, they are wrapped in unconventional materials such as parchment paper instead of corn shucks. The texture of the tamale changes as the wrapping changes. Zingerman’s Roadhouse’s Chef Young made the tamales with shredded beef that was braised based on a recipe from Mississippi spiced with chilies, cumin, and cayenne.
Zingerman’s Bakehouse Donuts (left to right):
Lemon Cloud: Incredibly light and airy—truly like a cloud—and almost hollow inside. The center has a thick, lemony curd, which was excellent and delicate in flavor, with lots of bright citrus zestiness. Rolled in sugar, the outside has a nice crunch and its sweetness pairs well with the curd.
Apple Fritter: Lots of fresh cinnamon, right upfront. The outside is crispy and fresh and the texture is luscious and tender. There were noticeable chunks of real apples protruding from its crust and the overall flavor was fresh and complex.
Vanilla Cruller: Tons of vanilla. This donut is light and fluffy with a nice glazed outside. It has the gentle taste of vanilla bean with the perfect sweetness.
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