The delicious flavors of Tamula’s marmalades, honeys, and nut butters are derived from fresh, natural ingredients and handmade by native Mayan women. The recipes themselves are written by Food Specialist Dondrill Glover, founder of the food brand Ahmesa. To make sure all of Tamula’s recipes are perfect and ready for the US market, Dondrill travelled to the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico to taste and improve current recipes, while also adding new ones to the collections. She started by visiting the community of San Francisco Suc tuc, in the Hopelchen municipality in Campeche, where she worked together with the peanut farmers to develop new recipes with traditional ingredients.
She then worked with 10 female producers from Xmaben, Campeche and helped them develop two new salsa recipes: one including zucchini and the other cucumber. She improved the flavors in the already existing pineapple salsa and tangerine marmalades, while also ensuring the traditional Mexican techniques and flavors are still showcased. Once back home in New York City, Dondrill told us:
“The time with the artisans within their community – was a rich learning and personally meaningful for me-the makers and their culture.”
Tamula is made possible through the partnership of Ethics Foods and Ahmesa.