Perfect time to teach about Día de los muertos
Chocolate de Metate con Pan de Muertos.
- 250 grs. de cacao.
- 100-200 grs. de piloncillo molido o azúcar la de su preferencia.
- 60 grs. de almendras fileteadas.
- Canela, vainilla y un toque de anís estrella secos y pulverizados.
- Agua la necesaria, aproximadamente 1/3 de taza.
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Connecting With Our Ancestors: Día de los Muertos Altars
November 1 is just a few days way and many are preparing to make an altar at home.
What began millennia ago as two 20-day festivals honoring deceased loved ones has been reduced in some instances to beer-sponsored parties. In others, Día de los Muertos is an art installation.
Muertos is one of the few ancient ceremonies that survived European contact, it literally connects us to the traditions of our ancestors. As Mexican people, it’s important that we remember that far before Día de los Muertos is “cool” sugar skulls, calavera face paint and superofrendas, it’s a time to honor our loved ones and reconnect with our culture.
Here are a few things you can start getting ready for your family’s Muertos altar:
• Flor de Cempasuchil - Ask for marigolds at the garden section of your local home improvement store.
• Pan de Muerto - Call the nearest Mexican panadería to make sure they’re making some by the 31st. If not, here’s a recipe.
• Papel Picado - Mexican book stores and craft shops should have it. If you don’t find any there, try a teacher supply store.
• Calaveras de Azúcar - Mexican grocery stores and panaderías will sometimes carry them for Muertos. If you don’t find any there, try looking for a calaverita mold at your local art supply store. Here’s a recipe to make them at home.
Hope this helps. Look for more info on Muertos in the coming days.
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Start saving your quarters and get ready to answer that question from the golden age of the arcade: What’s your high score?
EightyTwo, a bar and old-school video arcade, is expected to open in the Arts District in January 2014. The venue at 718 E. Third St. will offer more than 40 fully restored arcade games and pinball machines from the 1960s to the ’90s.
To find out more about the new bar, click here.
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