I've seen tamales steamed in parchment paper and I hear you can do it with aluminum foil.
I have Kippy Nigh's book on Mexican Vegetarian cooking which explains it all with graphics and filling suggestions. You can get it on amazon.Originally Posted by hoodedclawjen
mr falafel- i have googled and learned a little about this mysterious tamale thing, and now that i think i sort of get what they are, i am really tempted to try and make one (or more likely, multiple tamales).
do you have a recipe recommendation? ... preferably one that explains the process and ingredients at an introductory level?