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What is Champurrado? Champurrado is defined as the warm and thick Mexican version of hot, sweet and spicy chocolate drink based on masa (hominy flour), piloncillo, water or milk, vanilla, and sometimes containing cinnamon, chilies, anise as well as other spices. Champurrado is traditionally served along with churros as a simple breakfast but is a popular drink during Dia de los Muertos. Ingredients for 6 Servings 1/3 cup masa harina flour 3 cups water, mixed withRead More
What is Calabaza en Tacha? This recipe is similar to candied yams, and is a great use for pumpkin.In Mexico, candied pumpkins are often used on the family altars during Dia de los Muertos and after Halloween, all of the leftover pumpkins go on sale and it is the perfect time to enjoy the fall harvest. This recipe is also non-fat. Ingredients for 4-6 People 1 4-5 lbs pumpkin approx. 8 cinnamon sticks juice ofRead More
Pan De Muerto Recipe
What is Pan De Muerto? One of the more traditional dishes seen at Día de los Muertos celebrations is Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead). This traditional round loaf of bread has strips of dough rolled out and attached on top to represent bones and skulls. This bread is eaten and left on gravesites or on altars as part of the festivities. [sale]Blast some music in the kitchen![/sale] Ingredients Starter 1 lb. (450 grams; 4 scant cups) unbleachedRead More
Sugar Skull Recipe
What are Sugar Skulls? Sugar skulls are skulls shaped from sugar! Traditional Sugar Skulls are made from a granulated white sugar mixture that is pressed into special skull molds. The sugar mixture is allowed to dry and then the sugar skull is decorated with icing, colored foil ,feathers, and more. While the ingredients of Sugar Skulls are edible (with the exception of the non-edible decorations you may add) the skulls are generally used for decorative purposes.Read More
Universal Studios Hollywood Haunt
Universal Studios Hollywood announces the chilling return of ‘La Llorona,’ the fearful story of melancholy and murder that has terrified Mexican and Latin American children for generations, to its Halloween Horror Nights event of authentically disturbing mazes. Beginning September 21, 2012, the 500-year-old legend comes to life anew in the maze, ‘La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños’ or ‘Weeping Woman: The Child Hunter.’ ‘La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños’ will feature immersive environments depicting scenes and imageryRead More
Guerra de las Galaxias
Special shout out to artist John Karpinsky who created these amazing Dia De Los Muertos-esque designs of our favorite Star Wars characters! John is a struggling artist living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Raised with blue collar Midwest sensibilities, he never suspected that art could provide a living. Fortunately for him, he took his first drawing class his first year in college and was eventually recruited by their fledgling design program. A few production jobs later and heRead More
Thousands gathered Sunday to honor Antonio Aguilar during celebrations of Mexican Independence Day, when a statue of him was unveiled in a plaza close to little Olvera St. The 10-foot bronze statue, which shows Aguilar in his charro riding a horse, was designed and built by Dan Medina, a Los Angeles artist whose grandparents emigrated from Guadalajara, Mexico. It was inspired by one of Silvestre’s (Aguilar’s wife) favorite photographs and sits on an 8-foot pedestalRead More
Chris Brown showed up recently with a new tattoo on his neck which resembles a battered woman, more accurately a busted up Rihanna face! Chris Brown’s rep has insisted that it’s actually a Mexican themed skull celebrating Dia de Los Muertos. “His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw. It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneouslyRead More
Four years after electing its first black president, the U.S. could soon have its first presidential nominee whose father was born in Mexico. It’s already been published: Mitt Romney’s father is Mexican. George Romney was born in 1907 in an American colony in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. This could could make his son, Mitt, today’s favorite to be the GOP presidential candidate, a potential Mexican citizen, with full rights. Check out any official MexicanRead More
“Dia De Los Muertos” is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout the world. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday. The celebration takes place at the end of October and early Novemember, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with theRead More
Calaca Records
Calaca Records is proud to announce the signing of “Mariachi Los Muertos”. Based out of the underworlds of Mexico, this “Day of the Dead” or “Dia De Los Muertos” themed Mariachi band is best known for their fiery compilations of traditional Mexican Music. “There is more to us than just one holiday…” says founding member “La Llorona”. “We can be spooky and creepy all year long…You listen to our music everyday, but we get packedRead More
Founding members “El Rey”, “La Negra”, “El Mariachi Loco”, “La Llorona”, and ”La Bamba” anounced today, the reunion tour of their world famous “Mariachi Los Muertos™” . Sr. Jaime Cohen president of Calaca Records confirmed the ground shaking news. “Es verdad – It’s true – ‘Mariachi Los Muertos™’ are back! Actually, MLM had a Lifetime/360 deal with Calaca Records, so they had to come back. We are bringing back all their featured artists as well, plusRead More