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Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol Wins the 2013 Delta Hot Tamale Festival

Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol Takes Home the Celebrity Chef Award in Greenville, Miss.

Chef Eddie on the set of Telemundo. Credit: Taqueria del Sol.
Chef Eddie on the set of Telemundo. Credit: Taqueria del Sol.

Congratulations are in order for Eddie Hernandez, executive chef of Taqueria del Sol, who recently won the top celebrity chef award for the Hot Tamale Cooking Contest at the Delta Hot Tamale Festival in Greenville, Miss.

According to Green Olive Media, "Hernandez served three kinds of tamales, including pork with salsa relish; fresh corn, with poblano chile and cheese; and a unique dessert tamale, filled with blueberries and golden raisins." 

Although tamales are not usually on the menu, both the pork tamale and the fresh corn tamale will be specials at Taqueria del Sol’s Georgia locations, the week of November 4, during dinner service only.

Other participants in the celebrity chef tamale throw down included Michael Hudman and Andrew Ticer of Hog & Hominy in Memphis; Donald Link of both Cochon, and Herbsaint in New Orleans; and Rogan Lechthaler of the Downtown Grocery in Ludlow, Vt.

Last year, Greenville Mayor, Chuck Jordan declared the city the Hot Tamale Capital of the World. For more information on the Delta Hot Tamale Festival, visit hottamalefest.com

Cedar November 07, 2013 at 09:32 AM
Love their food, but service is awful.

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