I recently took a trip across southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. While traveling through Tucson, I stopped at Tucson Tamales (http://tucsontamale.com/) for their tamales. These tamales are so fresh and delicious! Once I got back from my trip, I researched tamale making and recipes. After hours of watching youtube videos, I found one that I liked, Amanda's South Texas Pork Tamales: http://how2heroes.com/videos/international/south-texas-pork-tamales.
So, naturally I made my own tamales. I followed Amanda's recipe, but I added more spices in the pork and whole corn. I followed the folding technique that the Tucson Tamale Co shows on their youtube video since I like their method of folding. I made over 40 tamales. This photo was taken while stacking the tamales into the steamer. These are so yummy! Although not as fresh as the Tucson Tamales since they use fresh corn daily, but still good enough to satisfy my cravings.