This is a tamale (or tamal) made by the wife of my dad's co-worker. She's from Guatemala, and she makes great traditional Latin American foods, all from scratch. She even butchers chickens herself. I heard that one whole chicken makes about 10 tamales, and this time 10 chickens lost their lives. That's a lot of tamales. Kudos to her. R.I.P. chickens.
Here you'll join me in unwrapping tamales, step by step.
Step 1. Unwrap the foil or whatever it's wrapped in.
By the way, it's quite difficult to take pictures of the food while eating it at the same time.