Mexican Day of the Dead Social Poster

I have been fascinated by this concept ever since I read ‘The Lollipop Shoes’ (Joanne Harris) which has hints of Mexican myths, and since I saw Monty Don’s Around the World in 80 Gardens when he visited Mexico’s floating gardens of Marigolds, which are the traditional flower associated with the day. I have decided that I will one day get to Mexico for it’s traditional November 1st, Day of the Dead celebrations. It’s too colourful, food-orientated and slightly morbidly fascinating to miss!

So for the 1st of November I have been organising with the Good Food Society a sort of chilled but slightly carnival style social. Tomorrow I’m off to search for a piΓ±ata, and bits and bobs for the party. I can’t wait for the music, food and fun – just hoping that people bring some interesting things that they have made!

I have also decided to ignore the fact that I ought to be working this weekend, and am planning to indulge in one of my favourite themed cooks of the year…. halloween (well, in preparation for Monday’s social anyway)! Sugar skulls, ghostly flapjacks and zombie cupcakes here I come. So if you are at Warwick Uni and about Monday night, you may get to try my cooking for free if you come to our Good Food Society social…

Which reminds me, I am going on a mission to buy this cookbook tomorrow. I looks AMAZING!

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