From the publisher, "_ã–What is the recipe?_ã I ask. Abuela laughs. _ã–It is in my heart, Rosie. I use mis ojos, my eyes, to measure. Mis manos, my hands, to feel. Mi boca, my mouth, to taste. My abuela gave it to me, and I am giving it to you._ã Each year on Christmas Eve, Rosie_ã_s abuela, mamê, tê_a, sister, and cousins all gather together in Abuela_ã_s kitchen to make tamales_ã”cleaning corn husks, chopping onions and garlic, roasting chilis, kneading cornmeal dough, seasoning the filling, and folding it all_ã”and tell stories. Rosie learns from her abuela not only how to make a delicious tamale, but how to make a delicious life, one filled with love, plenty of spice, and family."
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