Monday, August 29

DELTA TAMALES ON MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL

Representatives of the MS Blues Trail, SFA, Joe's White Front
and Bolivar County at the marker ceremony
On August 26, 2011, a ceremony was held in front of Joe's White Front in Rosedale, Miss., to unveil marker #138 on the Mississippi Blues Trail: Hot Tamales and The Blues. This is the first culinary marker in the state of Mississippi. 

Joe's White Front in Rosedale, MS; Marker #138 on the MS Blues Trail
The SFA began documenting Delta tamales in 2005 and created the Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail to celebrate the history and tradition of this culinary icon of the region. We interviewed Barbara Pope of Joe's White Front and dedicated the project to her late brother, Joe Pope, who passed away in 2004. 

Barbara Pope serves tamales after the ceremony; a half-dozen hot tamales
It was a great day for the Delta and the state of Mississippi. We couldn't be more proud.

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Visit our Mississippi Delta Hot Tamale Trail for more about tamales in the Delta.

Visit our Flickr page for more photos from the ceremony.

Visit the Mississippi Blues Trail for more about Blues sites throughout the state.