I usually like to hate on Facebook but I’ve got to admit it is useful if used responsibly, this time thanks to it, I found out that a mexican baker had moved to town and I managed to get “Pan de Muerto” (Dead bread?).
I feel like I have to describe it for non-mexicans: for starters, it’s not made of dead people 😛
It’s like a not so dense bun (with a twist of orange) and covered in sugar. The little blobs on top are supposed to be either:
- A little corpse (I like to think that the big blob it’s the belly)
- Devoted catholics argue that it is a cross
- bones that represent the dead and a baked tear drop on the bread to represent goddess Chimalma‘s tears for the living, according to Wikipedia
These are part of the offering table we set in our homes and graveyards for our loved ones that come back to visit on November 1st and 2nd.
I just had to take the chance, order a buch and share a little bit of my country’s culture with my co-orkers. The purpose of this entry is to share further and how much it means to me with the rest of my millions of readers (yeah, right 😀 )
Also, just for fun, I’d d like to point out that the movie “Coco” is one of the best representations of Mexican day of the Dead out there, so big evil Disney gets a pass on this one.
Day 24 of #100DaysToOffload