WATCH: The True Story Of An Immigrant Tamale Vendor

Food stories aren’t all about rarified kitchens, pedigreed chefs, and expensive ingredients. Food stories can, in fact, be a prism into the lives of the people we never talk about — on this site and elsewhere — which is why this profile of a Mexican immigrant named Marciala completely grabbed our interest. Marciala sells tamales out of her car in Chicago’s Logan Square  to support her extended family, and in this video, she tells the story of why she came to America, what’s happened to her since she arrived, and why, even though she struggles each day to sell tamales and dodge the police, she’ll still give away her products to drunk people for free.

[h/t Food Republic]

  • KWDragon

    What an amazing woman. She and her family do what they have to do to survive, and they stay together. It’s a great thing.

    Thank you for the interview link.

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