Monday, October 29, 2007

Pan de Muerto

Today in my Latin American Narrative course, we were treated to the bread of the dead. This bread is cooked as part of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in Mexico, which occurs on November 3rd. This is a time that pays tribute to friends and relateives who have passed on, and food and other objects are offered to the dead. The living then eat some of the food after the Spirits have taken nourishment from it.
We had two of the more traditional shapes of the bread, one in the shape of a skull, and decorated with green colored sugar, and the other in the shape of crossbones.

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