I will be visiting in May and my brother has come up with the ingenious idea that I have to teach him how to make tamales (apparently they are his most favorite thing!). I have done a couple of searches and found this post from January regarding masa. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/760056 I was wondering if any one has any new information regarding purchasing tasty already-prepared masa or would like to weigh in with additional information.
I will be needing to purchase additional items as well as masa. Are dried chiles, corn husks, mexican cheese, etc. readily available? Would I be able to get everything in one place or is it best to go to different places for different items (i.e. Midtown Global Market, El Burrito Mercado)? I am trying to determine what I will need to purchase at home (Los Angeles) and bring with me and what I can purchase there. Obviously, I would like to bring the least amount of items as I will be travelling by air.
I saw someone post that Rainbow on E Lake in the Midtown area has a good Latino section.
Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated. Willing to drive anywhere (will also be heading north to Hayward, Wisconsin also). THANK YOU!!
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
El Burrito Mercado
175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107