I noticed for the first time today a lady selling tamales in the driveway next to the Mexican consulate. The consulate is on the I-85 access road north of Cheshire Bridge. I stopped by and picked up a package of three; given the choice between corn-wrapped and banana leaf-wrapped, I went with corn-wrapped. I took them home and broke out one for dinner. The tamale was excellent: nice moist chicken with a soft, gentle burn; dense and flavorful masa jacket. I ate my excellent tamale with some potato soup I cooked up with a few potatoes and some turkey stock from Thanksgiving. A very satisfying meal.