Looking for fresh masa in the DC area
I just got back from Oaxaca and took a cooking class with Pilar Cabrera at La Casa de los Sabores. Great class. I want to make some tamales now that I am back and was wondering if there is any place in the DC area to buy fresh masa. I can get Maseca and another brand that is said to be better for tamales of the dried stuff, but is it possible to get any fresh masa?
Yes it's possible. I've never gotten to Victor Vargas's Moctec in Hyattsville, but know you'll enjoy reading these two links:
At my house we usually only make tamales around the holidays. I recently had Pork Tamales at Mixtec in Adams Morgan and they were 98% masa and only 2% filling. They were in corn husks and had the right taste, but perhaps the kitchen staff wasn't well supervised.