Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The Tamale Museum, Los Angeles

Mayan Honey Ants, traditionally given to children as candy, (photo credit: Museum Tamal)
I'm always on the look out for quirky independent museums, particularly those to do with food. One place which recently caught my eye was the Tamal Museum which is dedicated to charting the history of Latin America through its food. Sadly, it's located in Los Angeles, but surely a must-see for anyone who's into the food of the American Southwest and Mexico. In addition to the museum, there's also a restaurant and exhibition kitchen. The founder, chef John Rivera Sedlar, is currently looking for a permanent space to house the museum. For more information, visit

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Fantastic monster there. The urbanity monster striding forth, as it does in most cities of the world. Nice hand-drawn banner too. Something like this image, , by French painter Fernand Léger, maybe effective painted large on a wall too, acknowledged as a copy of course. It can be seen at and a canvas print of it can be ordered from there.