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Hot Tamale: Chef Brings Authentic Flavors to the Mountains


Authentic tamales in the capital city of West Virginia might seem like a far-off dream for many, but Amanda Ivy has brought them to reality.

Some tamale variations Ivy has offered include: Salvadoran chicken; chicken mole; green chile pork; pork chile verde; ham, greens and black-eyed pea cornmeal; chorizo pastor; traditional pork tinga; chorizo chile; chicken and cornbread dressing; and pulled pork.

What about vegan options? She has those covered, too: ancho mashed potato, jackfruit carnitas, sweet potato, chile black bean; sweet potato and collard; Flaming Hot Cheeto pepper jack; green chile-black bean; and potato and pepper jack.

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