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The Tamale Incident – Cara’s Tale of Family Feasts on The Otter Story Hour

As my holiday gift to you, allow me to share a funny, touching story that originally aired on the Otter Story Hour’s show: Family Feast. Every Christmas, visions of tamales dance in my head. Actually, I often eat tamales year-round, maybe because I’m a Mexican who grew up in Los Angeles. But don’t let my roots fool you – I have a fraught relationship with tamales, thanks to my awkward relationship with my family. Want to know what I mean? Go to 50:06 in the video below to hear my 10-minute tale. Or grab snacks and watch the whole show as several delightful storytellers share tales of feasting: