Dia de los Muertos is a festival that originates from the indigenous Aztec culture of what is now known as Mexico. It is not only an honoring of ancestors, but a way of connecting the living community. People gather together to feast and celebrate life while honoring the dead, food is even offered to ancestors in a ritual of remembrance. The dishes we are cooking today are versions of traditional recipes, made with fresh foods commonly found in local farmer’s markets this time of year.
Dia de los Meurtos is annual acknowledgement of ancestry and celebration of death in a healing way, which is something we aim to do with the RoundGlass initiative, Death Over Dinner.
At Cook Together, we are gathering in the same way the Aztecs did: in community, celebration and honoring the natural cycle of life!
I encourage you to take a moment to think of a loved one that has passed, as we gather in celebration, preparing this food.