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Tamales (singular tamal) are corn dough dumplings with a sweet or savoury filling. They are wrapped in corn husk or banana leaf and steamed. Tamales are a traditional Mexican food that are often prepared for special occasions, such as Day of the Dead, Christmas and Candlemas (Dia de la Candelaria).

Learn how to make tamales, from About.com's Guide to Mexican Food.

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