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Day of the Dead

Discuss Day of the Dead holiday traditions with our community, from favorite recipes to where to find sugar skull molds and food-related celebrations near you.

What to Eat on Day of the Dead (Besides Sugar Skulls)

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday honoring deceased friends and family members. It's about so much more than sugar skulls, though those certainly do figure into the celebrations...
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Sazón Zapoteca | Madera

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

The previous time I visited Madera, I was drawn by the wine. https://www.chowhound.com/post/wine-tasting-madera-ficklin-vineyards-quady-winery-566515 For my stop in October, I was here to chec...

Day of the Dead by Arte Culinario by Mavi Graf

MaviGraf
by MaviGraf 5 years ago

Day of the Dead By Arte Culinario by Mavi Graf As I remember since I was a child back in Northern Mexico, Día de los Muertos, has always been a day of celebration. In each home, relatives came...

Dia de los Muertos 2012 - Oaxaca

Ciao Bob
by Ciao Bob 7 years ago

I am very excited to be going to Oaxaca City from 10/26-11/4, this year. I assume this is a very busy time in Oaxaca, and, perhaps, some restaurants keep different hours and/or close(?). Reading ...

Day of the Dead/ Dia de los Muertes

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by marni 14 years ago

Does anyone know if there are any stores/ restaurants in the GTA (preferably downtown) that sell the tasty treats usually eaten in Latin American countries to celebrate the Day of the Dead (Nov. 1)...

Day of the Dead Sweets

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by nckrsz 7 years ago

Hi 'Hounds, Does anyone know of any Mexican bakeries in town that sell sugar skulls and other Day of the Dead sweets? I imagine there must be somewhere in S. Philly but I'm not sure where. ...

Dia de los Muertos Bakery?

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by mcjamma 7 years ago

I'm looking for a bakery that will do customized Dia de los Muertos skull cookies with loved ones names on them. Does anyone know of a place in the DC area that will do this? Thanks for any help!

Dia de los Muertos Dinners/pan de huesos in Queens?

ZenFoodist
by ZenFoodist 8 years ago

Back in the day we'd go to the Rocking Horse Mexican Cafe in Chelsea before the parade. This year we are staying local with the chowpup and need some suggestions. Does La Espiga still do the pa...

Dia de los muertos pan

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by nessy 9 years ago

Where would be the closest place to normal heights to get the sweet, orangey Pan for Dia de los Muertos tomorrow. I asked at Pancho Villa tonight on El Cajon Blvd, and they won't have it til 9 am. ...

Oakland: Since 1979 - Day of the Dead Coffee and char-grilled hot dogs

rworange
by rworange 8 years ago

It is almost Halloween and 'tis the season. So when the Day of the Dead Coffee sign caught my eye ... finally ... it seemed like a good time to drop in and pay my respects. It is one door down f...

Day of the Dead+Mexican Marketplace @ Harbourfront

Kagemusha
by Kagemusha 9 years ago

This weekend at Harbourfront--Sat+Sun: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/fallfestivals/index.cfm?id=2665

Dia De Los Muertos in Vegas. Food finds?

Honeychan
by Honeychan 10 years ago

Anyone aware of shops in Vegas that sell the decorated sugar skulls for the holiday? Pan de Muerto? I'm thinking a big place like Marianna's on Sahara might, but i've never been there close to the ...

Where to buy calavera de azucar's next year? (Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls)

Hershey Bomar
by Hershey Bomar 10 years ago

Yesterday my neighbor the artist Alberto Hernandez told me about the Dios de los Muertos event I'd missed the night before at Mi Alma park in Silver Lake. He gave me a tiny decorated sugar skull to...

Fly me to the moon - Sonoma Day of the Dead free tamales and wine - Opa !!!

rworange
by rworange 10 years ago

I swear I didn't halucinate this. I dropped by Oak Hill Farm to see what is available. As I walk in there is a huge wreath out of marigolds with a sign about remembering the people we love. In ...

A Community Ofrenda for Día de los Muertos: Day of the Dead

kattyeyes
by kattyeyes 10 years ago

Día de los Muertos is upon us. Let's celebrate with a community ofrenda to welcome our loved ones back for a visit with some of their favorite foods. I'm hoping our ofrenda will be REALLY HUGE. ...

dia de los muertos bread - where to buy in Santa Monica

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by kvieceli 10 years ago

Hi there - anyone know where I can buy Dia De Los Muertos Bread in or close to Santa Monica on Monday? Thank you!! Katie kvieceliATgmail.com

Everything you need to make your own Day of the Dead sugar skulls

rworange
by rworange 10 years ago

Was looking for info on calaveras de azúcar ("sugar skulls") and stumpled accross this site with the molds, all the supplies and info on how to make them. http://mexicansugarskull.com/sugar_skul...

San Juan Bautista: Matxain Etxea Basque; Joan and Peter's German; Dona Esther Mexican; upcoming Dia de Los Muertos celebration

Carb Lover
by Carb Lover 11 years ago

On our way to explore Pinnacles National Monument a couple of weekends ago, we stopped in San Juan Bautista to check out the mission (I have a mission fetish) and town. Looking forward to eating ad...

Los Altos: Dia de los muertos at Estrellita

rworange
by rworange 11 years ago

This was such a festive, colorful and lovely restaurant to have dinner for the Day of the Dead. Pink, purple and white papel picado skeletons criss-crossed the ceiling. There was a table with m...

Day of the Dead food around the world?

rworange
by rworange 11 years ago

I always thought of this as just a Mexican holiday, but this Chowhound post on the Quebec board talked about Italian bone cookies made during the first week of November Italian "Day of the Dead"...

Day of the Dead - Italian-style, bones of the dead cookies

rworange
by rworange 11 years ago

Caught this post from the Quebec board Italian "Day of the Dead" cookies? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/568882 "When I lived in Italy, the first week of November (and especially Novembe...