Photography by Kevin Marple

HOT TAMALES

When Liz Plimmer started The Tamale Company with her dad in 2007, she had no idea her labor of love would take off as it has. Now, when the Plimmers sell their six-packs of frozen tamales at local farmers markets and retail stores, they’re practically superstars. Every fall, customers religiously order these gluten-free, lard-free pumpkin tamales. “We call it a handheld pumpkin pie,” Plimmer says. She suggests serving them warm and crispy on the outside, with whipped cream, condensed milk, or spiced peaches.