“A Knoxville Tamale Tale” with Jack Neely. Jack let’s us know the rich history of the tamale in Knoxville. It's not all ham, soup beans and sorghum in the culinary history of East Tennessee. Jack tells us about the rich tamale history dating back to as early as 1890!Jack is the Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project. Connect with the Knoxville History Project here:

http://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/

These are the way the tamales looked, tied with twine that Mr Perkins would sell on Market Square referenced in Jack's story.  Illustration by Amy Campbell.

These are the way the tamales looked, tied with twine that Mr Perkins would sell on Market Square referenced in Jack's story.  Illustration by Amy Campbell.

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