Photo detail

Gourmet fillings and vegan tamales are available at some shops but most customers at La Purisima prefer the traditional variety. (Photo by Genesis Monserrate/Cronkite News

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Appetite for holiday tamales keeps family bakery busy

It's Christmas Eve. There's last-minute shopping to be done, wrapping, rushing from place to place and, for the workers at La Purisima Bakery, cooking. Lots and lots of cooking.