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The Artisan: La Zamorana, making candy the old-fashioned way

October 28, 2010

There's an endearing sweetness in seeing camote and calabaza candies drying on metal racks inside a nondescript warehouse space in East Los Angeles. Maybe it's because with a half-dozen jamoncillo, or milk fudge, perfectionists hard at work for Día de los Muertos, La Zamorana Candy Co. feels more like an oversized family kitchen than a wholesale business. READ MORE...

Best Vegetable Candy: La Zamorana's Candied Squash and Sweet Potato

December 6, 2011

If you've eaten those garnet-hued camote (sweet potato) nuggets and amber chunks of candied calabaza (squash) at local dulcerias , chances are they're from East L.A.'s La Zamorana. Since 1957, this tiny family-run factory has been churning out the authentic Mexican candies you wish your abuela still stashed in your lunch sack. READ MORE

Best Vegetable Candy: La Zamorana's Candied Squash and Sweet Potato

December 17, 2012

An artisan myth: expensive is always part of the handmade deal. One of the benefits of an artisan succeeding on a multi-generation scale is that handmade products often become more affordable. Consider the family behind La Zamorana, who have been churning out the authentic Mexican candies in a tiny, nondescript East L.A. kitchen since 1957. READ MORE