“Bread for the Dead” on Día de Muertos

I made Pan de Muerto for my Cooks the Books post this month. We all read Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral.” . . . → Read More: “Bread for the Dead” on Día de Muertos

Dia de los Muertos Revisited

We actually attended a Dia de los Muertos Festival on Thursday night.    Key word here is festival—it was festive, not morbid, sad, mournful, or frightening.

We went to see some student art work on display and stayed for the music, characters, and joyfulness of the celebration.

I also found . . . → Read More: Dia de los Muertos Revisited

El Dia de los Muertos

Last year I was so moved by a fellow blogger’s post about El Dia de los Muertos that I vowed to do my own tribute to beloved family members and food memories. . . . → Read More: El Dia de los Muertos

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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