Dia de los Muertos Archive

A plain but lovely pan de muerto, or Day of the Dead bread

Día de los Muertos is my favorite holiday in Mexico City. I love the orange cempasúchitl flowers that suddenly pop up in the street medians and parks, and the altars sprinkled with flower petals and candles. I love watching the seasonal fall foods finally arrive in the markets: pan de muerto, calabaza en tacha, tejocotes.

Traditional Day of the Dead candy

All the Day of the Dead festivities officially ended yesterday. Boo. I did want to share with you, though: The Feria de Alfeñique had some of the neatest looking Day of the Dead candy, much of it from dulce de pepita, which is a thick, moldeable paste made from pumpkin seeds. It’s lightly sweet. Almost

Día de los Muertos in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

Remember my trip to Patzcuaro? It was a research for an article on Día de Los Muertos there. The article was just published American Way magazine, American Airlines’ in-flight publication. Check it out here. And now, since I’m currently sick, I’m going to go back to sipping manzanilla and ordering groceries online from Superama. But