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Category Archives: Holidays

Buñuelos Mexican Sweet Fritters

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 08 - 13 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

Buñuelos Sweet Fritters    10 servings Ingredients 2 cups water 1 lb. flour 2 whole eggs 1 egg yolk 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp  anisette 9 oz. lard 9 oz. piloncillo -raw sugar Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool. Mix and sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in Read More

Three Kings Day Los Reyes Magos

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 03 - 13 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

During the era of the kings of France, bread was filled with a lima bean, and the person who found it in his bread would receive the gift that His Highness had prepared for the event.  The idea was to place a lima bean in the bread dough, which was usually filled with fruits like dates and raisins, Read More

Ofrenda de Día de Muertos: Conjunción de Elementos

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 01 - 13 Posted by : Oscar Guzman

  “Estoy tan acostumbrado a estar vivo que ni me di cuenta cuando  me volví zopilote"   Jorge Reyes (Mexican Composer) *English El sonido de la lluvia, el olor de la tierra mojada, el calor del fuego, el color del cielo arrebolado en la tarde y el sabor del Read More

The Day of the Dead Offering

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 01 - 13 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

“I am so accustomed to being alive I didn’t realize I had turned into a vulture”. Jorge Reyes (Mexican Composer) *Spanish The sound of the rain, the smell of wet earth, the heat of fire, the color of the sky glowing in the afternoon and the taste of hot coffee: all sensory experiences tha Read More

Rulfo: The Sound of Death

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 01 - 13 Posted by :

“Have you heard the cry of the dead ?” asks Juan Rulfo through the voice of Doña Eduviges in his masterpiece Pedro Páramo. If your answer is no, prepare yourself. Awaken your imagination and read the following: “I saw that there was no one, although I kept hearing what sounded like the mu Read More

Mexican Independence Day

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 05 - 13 Posted by : May Herz

16 de Septiembre: El Grito de Independencia by Jose Pablo Olvera 2011 was the year of the Bicentennial Celebrations in Mexico. This wonderful country commemorated 200 years of Independence from Spanish rule and 100 years of its Revolution that began in 1910 and toppled dictator Porfirio Diaz. Read More

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