Philly has a large community of skilled Latino cooks that due the COVID-19 crisis are without work and in most cases, unable to collect unemployment benefits. Help us support the economic needs of the skilled community of Latinx and their families by purchasing a weekly dose of delicious tamales.

How it works: Each week we host different cooks and each week we have a different menu.  100% of the proceeds from the sales goes directly to the cooks making the tamales on any given week. We are using fresh masa nixtamalized and milled by our friends at Cadence Restaurant. This project is spearheaded and managed by chef Ana Caballero.


*Tamales must be purchased separately from other Lost Bread items*

SUNDAY, November 22nd from the following locations:

Lost Bread Co, 1313 N Howard from 10am-2pm

Rival Bro's Coffee, 1100 Tasker St from 10am-2pm

Jezebel's Cafe - 206 S 45th St from 11am-2pm


Week 31

It’s hard not to absorb the collective anxiety coming from within the industry as we prepare for the expected closure of indoor dining. A couple months ago I expressed my concerns about this as it relates to the Mexican and Central American workforce. Give it a read if you want to better understand what their situation looks like. 

Now to this week’s participants:

Carlos and Petra are both from the state of Tlaxcala. With them we will be making chicharrones, empanadas and tamales. Petra is going to introduce Proyecto Tamal to a new tamal filled with red pipián and generous amounts of whole red bean. Carlos, an expert chicharrón maker, will be cooking chicharrones for this week's empanadas. 

Hope you enjoy,

Best, Ana 

WANT TO DONATE? Venmo your contribution to @Proyecto-Tamal.