In Mexico, bakeries advertise different shapes of the bread for the holiday. The most common is round; others might be shapes of human beings, animals, especially rabbits in profile.
This brick-red mole, courtesy of Restaurante El Naranjo in Oaxaca City, is made with chile ancho, sesame seeds, and almonds.
Halloween and the Day of the Dead are lumbering toward us. Just like with zombies, if you blink they’re on you and it’s all over. If you’re looking for some thing to set the mood, there’s a great article on Day of the Dead eats here. This Pan de Muerto recipe is just one of the recipes you’ll find there.
The Day(s) of the Dead traditions include visiting grave sites and building private altars to honor the deceased that include sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed.