I love tacos. They are cheap to make, fun to eat and even better with fresh made tortillas. In fact, making tortillas is very simple, you just need masa (corn flour), water, salt and a tortilla press, which can all be found at any Mexican grocery for very little. Once you’ve had your own hot and bubbly-fresh off the stove, you will wonder why you ever paid $9 at Whole Foods for a dozen that are several days old. And your tortilla magic doesn’t have to stop with tacos, that’s just my favorite.
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.