"and tamales in their corded wraps of cornhusk"
Tamales
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A tamal is a traditional Latin American dish made of masa (a type of corn-based dough), which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper.

Mexican tamales typically have a sweet or savoury filling, with variations depending on the state and region.

Tamale recipe.