• Torta de tamal

About a year and half ago Friend of the Food Chain Peter Engler, the world’s foremost authority on the Mother-in-Law sandwich, told GrubStreet (nee MenuPages) about a variant of the legendary tamale on a bun that had so far eluded him:

. . . I’ve been searching Chicago for a torta de tamal, another specialty of Mexico City, a Mexican MIL if you will. This starchfest, a bolillo stuffed with a tamal, also goes by the name guajolota (“turkey”) for obvious reasons. I have a feeling that it’s available by request at many places but have not yet seen it listed on a menu.