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Primavera tamale plate @ Friday Sonoma farmers market

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Primavera tamale plate @ Friday Sonoma farmers market

Melanie Wong | Aug 11, 2007 12:58 PM

Friday morning's chowhound errand was a visit to the year-round Friday morning farmers market in the town of Sonoma. My first time to this venue, it's held in the parking lot of the Depot Museum (entrance across the street from the Depot Hotel).

I love, love, love tamales for breakfast, so naturally I was delighted to find Primavera's booth here. It sells tortillas and tamales to take home, made with excellent stoneground masa. You can also buy a tamale plate, freshly steamed and ready to eat, for $3. A cute little boy, maybe 9 years old or so, was in charge of orders and collecting the money. He said that zucchini or chicken tamales were available and that he thought the chicken ones were really good. Not one to ignore such a rec, I went with the chicken and was not disappointed.

Well-seasoned masa with a rougher texture and deeper corn flavor, juicy and succulent strips of chicken in a zesty sauce, and a dollop of spicy hot red salsa topped with a dab of chunky guacamole. The breakfast of campions, I was happy to revisit this favorite to start the day.

Chicken tamal plate as served with salsa and guacamole -
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1314/1...

My first Primavera post, Nov. 2001 -
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/17873...
(Unfortunately, no more retail sales from the factory kitchen.)

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